Harvest Partners at Texas A&M are evaluating the precision and suitability of small unmanned aircraft system (UAS), fixed-wing aircraft, and satellites for observing crop stresses and predicting yield of rice/corn.
Multi-year (2001-2017) winter cereal maps for Argentina created by UMD Harvest Hub member Sergii Skakun were featured in one of the largest Argentinian newspapers, La Nacion. The maps show changes in the geographical distribution of winter cereal cover obtained via the long term data records from MODIS instrument on NASA's Terra satellite.
A Harvest team led by Prasad Bandaru has developed a framework referred to as PhenoCrop by combining satellite remote sensing with the growing degree day (GDD) metric to better identify crop physiological growth stages.
Partner Amy McNally recently released a new, 10km global hydrologic dataset derived from CHIRPS rainfall, MERRA-2 meteorology and the NASA FEWS NET Land Data Assimilation System (FLDAS). Selected variables now available in the Crop Monitor Map Viewer.
This position will serve as a key member of the Harvest Consortium. The Faculty Specialist will work for the University of Maryland – the Consortium’s lead institute – and will work closely with the Harvest Manager as well as the Harvest Principal Investigator (lead).