A novel framework to detect conventional tillage and no-tillage cropping system effect on cotton growth and development using multi-temporal UAS data Academic Article uri icon


  • 2019 International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Inc. (ISPRS) Recent years have witnessed enormous interest in the application of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) for precision agriculture. This study presents a novel approach to use multi-temporal UAS data for comparison of two management practices in cotton, conventional tillage (CT) and no-tillage (NT). The plant parameters considered for the comparison are: canopy height (CH), canopy cover (CC), canopy volume (CV) and Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI). Initially, the whole study area was divided into approximately one square meter size grids. Measurements were extracted grid wise using high resolution UAS data captured ten times over whole crop growing season of the cotton. One tailed Z-test hypothesis reveals that there is a significant difference between cotton growth under CT and NT for almost all the epochs. With 95% confidence interval, the crop grown under NT found to have taller canopy, higher canopy cover, bigger biomass and higher NDVI, as compared to those under CT cropping system.

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altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Ashapure, A., Jung, J., Yeom, J., Chang, A., Maeda, M., Maeda, A., & Landivar, J.

citation count

  • 28

complete list of authors

  • Ashapure, Akash||Jung, Jinha||Yeom, Junho||Chang, Anjin||Maeda, Murilo||Maeda, Andrea||Landivar, Juan

publication date

  • January 2019