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Estimating cabbage production in Cameron Highlands, Malaysia using IKONOS data.


Jusoff, Kamaruzaman (2009) Estimating cabbage production in Cameron Highlands, Malaysia using IKONOS data. Advances in Natural Science, 2 (2). pp. 53-58. ISSN 1715-7862; ESSN: 1715-7870


The objective of the study is to map and count the individual cabbages at the early growth stage in Sg. Palas, Cameron Highland grown under a mix cropping system and estimate its production. With ground verification, an IKONOS 4 m multispectral imagery acquired on 25 February 2001 was digitally processed at an orthorectified level. A Digital Terrain Model (DTM) was developed and a scanned topographical map was overlaid with IKONOS data to precisely locate the attribute data and map the individual young growing cabbages. Using a supervised and unsupervised classification, less than and above 1.5 month-old cabbages were mapped and quantified. The algorithm and processing technique developed in this study can easily estimate a production of 25,000 cabbages/ha in Sg Palas area. Integrating the data with a Geographic Information System (GIS) may help Cameron Highland farmers to better market their cabbages in the future. The potential use of airborne hyperspectral imaging data such as UPM-TropAIR’s AISA TropAIRMAPTM to map and predict the supply of cabbages should be the next step in precision farming revolution using remote sensing.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Forestry
Publisher: Canadian Research & Development Center of Sciences and Cultures
Keywords: Cabbage; Production; Market intelligene; High resolution; Satellite remote sensing.
Depositing User: kmportal
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2014 04:33
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2015 01:33
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/14561
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