LANDSAT AGRICULTURAL LAND-USE SURVEY

Multispectral scanner (MSS) data collected by the first Earth Resources Technology Satellite (LANDSAT-1) on January 21 and May 27, 1973, were used for classification and acreage estimation studies of crop and soil categories in Hidalgo County, Texas. Classification results, based on approximately 1,400 fields, improved, using fields larger than 15 acres, with more than 25 percent plant cover, and with plants taller than 30 cm in both January and May 1973. Ground and LANDSAT acreage estimates for citrus, combined cotton and sorghum, and idle cropland categories were not significant different for the respective dates of January, May, and January. The LANDSAT acreage estimates for citrus, combined cotton and sorghum, and winter vegetable categories differed from the Texas Crop and Livestock Reporting Service acreage estimates by 32, 8, and 47 percent. Thus, these results indicate a potential for an agricultural LANDSAT survey system for land-use categories like citrus, combined cotton and sorghum, idle cropland, and vegetables. /Author/

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    American Society of Photogrammetry

    105 North Virginia Avenue
    Falls Church, VA  USA  22046
  • Authors:
    • Richardson, A V
    • Wiegand, C L
    • Torline, R J
    • Gautreaux, M R
  • Publication Date: 1977-2

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  • Accession Number: 00149820
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 27 1977 12:00AM