Mapping of Cropping System for the Indo-Gangetic Plain Using Multi-Date SPOT NDVI-VGT Data
Purchase on Springer.com
$39.95 / €34.95 / £29.95*
Rent the article at a discountRent now
* Final gross prices may vary according to local VAT.
The present study has been carried out to delineate the existing cropping systems in the Indo-Gangetic Plains (IGP) using 10 day composite SPOT VEGETATION (VGT) NDVI data acquired over a crop year (June–May). Results showed that it is feasible to identify the major crops like rice, wheat, sugarcane, potato, and cotton in the dominant growing areas with good accuracy. Double cropping pattern is the most prevalent. Rice-wheat, sugarcane based, cotton-wheat, rice-potato, rice-rice, maize/millet-wheat are some of the major rotations followed. Rice-wheat is the dominant rotation accounting for around 40% of the net sown area. Triple crop rotations was less than 5% of the area and observed in some parts of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal. Single crop rotation of rice-fallow is significant only in West Bengal.
- Abrol, I. P., Bronson, K. F., Duxbury, J. M., & Gupta, R. K. (eds.) (2000). Long-term soil fertility experiments in rice-wheat cropping systems. Rice-Wheat Consortium Paper Series—6 171 p.
- Agrawal, S., Joshi, P. K., Shukla, Y., & Roy, P. S. (2003). SPOT VEGETATION multi temporal data for classifying vegetation in south central Asia. Current Science, 84, 1440–1448.
- de Fries, R., Hansen, M., & Townshend, J. (1995). Global discrimination of land cover types from metrics derived from AVHRR pathfinder data. Remote Sensing of Environment, 54, 209–222. CrossRef
- Pal, D. K., Bhattacharyya, T., Srivastava, P., Chandran, P., & Ray, S. K. (2009). Soils of the Indo-Gangetic Plains: their historical perspective and management. Current Science, 96, 1193–1202.
- Panigrahy, S., Chakraborty, M., & Parihar, J. S. (1996). Cropping system analysis—An approach using satellite remote sensing data. Technical Report RSAM/SAC/CAPEII/TR/61/96 Space Applications Centre, ISRO, Ahmedabad 27 p.
- Panigrahy, S., Ray, S. S., Sood, A., Patel, L. B., & Sharma, P. K. (2002). Cropping system analysis using remote sensing and GIS—Bathinda District, Punjab. Scientific Note RSAM/SAC/HORT/SR/01/02 Space Applications Centre Ahmedabad.
- Rahman, H., & Dedieu, G. (1994). SMAC: a simplified method for atmospheric correction of satellite measurements in the solar spectrum. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 15, 123–143. CrossRef
- Stibig, H. J., Beuchle, R., & Gond, V. (2000). VEGETATION data for regional forest cover mapping of Southeast Asia. Workshop on Vegetation, Belgrate, April 3–6, 2000.
- Townshend, J. R. G., Golf, T. E., & Tucker, C. J. (1985). Multispectral dimensionality of images of normalized difference vegetation index at continental scales. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 23, 888–895. CrossRef
- Yadav, R. L., & Rao, A. V. M. (2001). Atlas of cropping systems in India. PDCSR Bulletin no. 2001–02 Project directorate for Cropping Systems Research (Indian Council of Agricultural Research) Modipuram Meerut India. 96p.
- Mapping of Cropping System for the Indo-Gangetic Plain Using Multi-Date SPOT NDVI-VGT Data
Journal of the Indian Society of Remote Sensing
Volume 38, Issue 4 , pp 627-632
- Cover Date
- Print ISSN
- Online ISSN
- Additional Links
- Crop rotation
- Remote sensing
- Indo-gangetic plain
- SPOT VGT