Accelerating the application and adoption of remote sensing decision support in Northeastern viticulture
This project proposes to accelerate the application and adoption of remote sensing in Northeastern viticulture through an approach focused in research and extension with large implications for the NYS grape-growing region and the empowerment of local farmers. Remote sensing is a widely popular tool in most major grape growing regions of the world but has yet to be adopted in the eastern U.S. Using a combination of high resolution (sub-1m) satellite imagery, hyperspectral solar induced fluorescence (SIF), and synthetic aperture radar (SAR) sensing data the project will develop new methodology for crop and disease management in conjunction with CCE and in partnership with eight local growers. Research results will guide the project vision to develop an integrated decisions support system informing early crop and disease management intervention.