Kumar, Amit and Manjunath, K.R. and -, Meenakshi and Bala, Renu and Sud, R K and Singh, R D and Panigrahy, Sushma (2012) Field hyperspectral data analysis for discriminating spectral behavior of tea plantations under various management practices. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation. pp. 1-8.

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The quality and yield of tea depends upon management of tea plantations, which takes into account the factors like type, age of plantation, growth stage, pruning status, light conditions, and disease incidence. Recognizing the importance of hyperspectral data in detecting minute spectral variations in vegetation, the present study was conducted to explore applicability of such data in evaluating these factors. Also stepwise discriminant analysis and principal component analysis were conducted to identify the appropriate bands for accessing the above mentioned factors. The Green region followed by NIR region was found as most appropriate best band for discriminating different types of tea plants, and the tea in sunlit and shade condition. For discriminating age of plantation, growth stage of tea, and diseased and healthy bush, Blue region was most appropriate. The Red and NIR regions were best bands to discriminate pruned and unpruned tea. The study concluded that field hyperspectral data can be efficiently used to know the plantation that need special care and may be an indicator of tea productivity. The spectral signature of these characteristics of tea plantations may also be used to classify the hyperspectral satellite data to derive these parameters at regional scale.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Camellia sinensis Kangra Hyperspectral Spectroradiometer Discriminant analysis Wilks’ Lambda Principal components
Subjects: Plant sciences
Natural Product Chemistry
Depositing User: Dr. Aparna Maitra Pati
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2013 05:46
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2013 05:46
URI: http://ihbt.csircentral.net/id/eprint/1341

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