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Multispectral remote sensing for nitrogen fertilizer management in oil palm


Khouzani, Mohammad Yadegari (2017) Multispectral remote sensing for nitrogen fertilizer management in oil palm. Masters thesis, Universiti Putra Malaysia.


Environmental concerns are growing about excessive applying nitrogen (N) fertilizers specially in oil palm. Some conventional methods which are used to assess the amount of nutrient in oil palm are time consuming, expensive, and involve frond destruction. Remote sensing as a non-destructive, affordable and efficient method are widely used to detect the concentration of chlorophyll (Chl) from canopy plants using several Vegetation Indices (VIs) because there is a strong relative between the concentration of N in the leaves and canopy Chl content. The objectives of this research were (i) to evaluate and compare the performance of various Vegetation Indices (VIs) for measuring N status in oil palm canopy using SPOT7 imagery (ii) to develop a regression formula that can predict the N content using satellite data (iii) to assess the regression formula performance on testing datasets by testing the correlation between the predicted and measured N contents. Spot 7 was acquired in a 6 ha oil palm planted area in Pahang, Malaysia. To predict N content 28 VIs based on spectral range of SPOT 7 satellite image were evaluated. Several regression models were applied to determine the highest correlation between VIs and actual N content from leaf sampling. MSAVI generated the highest correlation (R2 = 0.93). MTVI1 and Triangular VI had the highest second and third correlations with N content (R2= 0.926 and 0.923 respectively). The accuracy assessment of developed model was evaluated using several statistical parameters such as Independent T-test, and p-value. The accuracy assessment of developed model was more than 77%.

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Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subject: Nitrogen fertilizers
Subject: Remote sensing
Subject: Remote-sensing images
Call Number: FK 2018 50
Chairman Supervisor: Professor Sr Gs Abdul Rashid Bin Mohamed Shariff, CEng, PhD
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Ms. Nur Faseha Mohd Kadim
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2019 08:39
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2019 00:09
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/67916
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