Subproject 1c: The 'Groenmonitor' for beet yield determination
The aim of this project is to determine the relationship between satellite images of the ‘Groenmonitor’ and sugar beet yield. The Groenmonitor displays actual and historical satellite images of the vegetation in the Netherlands. For the unclouded parts of the satellite images the NDVI green index is calculated. The NDVI is an indicator for the amount of green biomass with a value between 0 and 1. The green index values can be used for yield prediction and crop management. Suiker Unie company is currently using a growth model to determine the expected sugar beet yield on a regional and national scale in the Netherlands. It is expected that by combination of the growth model with satellite observations the yield predictions can be improved.
• Suiker Unie
• Wageningen University and Research