Climate change poses significant challenges to agricultural productivity, making the efficient management of water resources essential for sustainable crop production. The assessment of plant water status is crucial for understanding plant physiological responses to water stress and optimizing water management practices in agriculture. Proximal and remote sensing techniques have emerged as powerful tools for the non-destructive, efficient, and spatially extensive monitoring of plant water status. This review aims to examine the recent advancements in proximal and remote sensing methodologies utilized for assessing the water status, consumption, and irrigation needs of fruit tree crops. Several proximal sensing tools have proved useful in the continuous estimation of tree water status but have strong limitations in terms of spatial variability. On the contrary, remote sensing technologies, although less precise in terms of water status estimates, can easily cover from medium to large areas with drone or satellite images. The integration of proximal and remote sensing would definitely improve plant water status assessment, resulting in higher accuracy by integrating temporal and spatial scales. This paper consists of three parts: the first part covers current plant-based proximal sensing tools, the second part covers remote sensing techniques, and the third part includes an update on the on the combined use of the two methodologies.

Carella, A., Bulacio Fischer, P.T., Massenti, R., Lo Bianco, R. (2024). Continuous Plant-Based and Remote Sensing for Determination of Fruit Tree Water Status. HORTICULTURAE, 10(5) [10.3390/horticulturae10050516].

Continuous Plant-Based and Remote Sensing for Determination of Fruit Tree Water Status

Carella, Alessandro
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Bulacio Fischer, Pedro Tomas;Massenti, Roberto;Lo Bianco, Riccardo
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2024-05-16

Abstract

Climate change poses significant challenges to agricultural productivity, making the efficient management of water resources essential for sustainable crop production. The assessment of plant water status is crucial for understanding plant physiological responses to water stress and optimizing water management practices in agriculture. Proximal and remote sensing techniques have emerged as powerful tools for the non-destructive, efficient, and spatially extensive monitoring of plant water status. This review aims to examine the recent advancements in proximal and remote sensing methodologies utilized for assessing the water status, consumption, and irrigation needs of fruit tree crops. Several proximal sensing tools have proved useful in the continuous estimation of tree water status but have strong limitations in terms of spatial variability. On the contrary, remote sensing technologies, although less precise in terms of water status estimates, can easily cover from medium to large areas with drone or satellite images. The integration of proximal and remote sensing would definitely improve plant water status assessment, resulting in higher accuracy by integrating temporal and spatial scales. This paper consists of three parts: the first part covers current plant-based proximal sensing tools, the second part covers remote sensing techniques, and the third part includes an update on the on the combined use of the two methodologies.
16-mag-2024
Settore AGR/03 - Arboricoltura Generale E Coltivazioni Arboree
Carella, A., Bulacio Fischer, P.T., Massenti, R., Lo Bianco, R. (2024). Continuous Plant-Based and Remote Sensing for Determination of Fruit Tree Water Status. HORTICULTURAE, 10(5) [10.3390/horticulturae10050516].
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