Mid-season rice area and irrigated rice yield forecast 2016: Thailand

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Mid-season rice area and irrigated rice yield forecast for the 2016 Main Wet Season in Thailand

Rice area progression in the early stage of the 2016 Wet Season (as of mid of July 2016) in Thailand is presented in this report. The rice area information was generated based on satellite radar images from Sentinel-1A. The processing and classification of rice area from multi-temporal SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) data involved rule-based algorithm implemented in MAPscape-RICE® and covered 20 rice growing provinces across different ecosystems (Figure 1). Mid-season yield forecast for irrigated rice was generated using Rice Yield Estimation System (Rice-YES) which assimilates SAR derived information from MAPScape-RICE into ORYZA crop growth model taking into account the effect of genotype, soil, weather, and agronomic management information.  Read more…

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