About The Author

Wei Xue is a researcher at Lanzhou University in the Collge of Life Sciences. His current research includes: leaf-canopy-ecosystem carbon and water fluxes; impacts of climate change on crop photosynthetic productivity; application of remote sensing in inversion of ecosystem physiology thereby crop yield and growth. He received his Ph.D. in Plant Ecology at the University of Bayreuth, Germany in 2012.

Using Remote Sensing To Measure Crop Growth And Management

In most East and Southeast Asia countries, mosaic crop production systems usually consist of relatively small land holdings ( < 2 ha), which are managed by individual farmers/families (Fig. 1). Diverse field water and nutrient management practices exist among spatially adjacent fields in main crop plains, due to differences in individual farmers’ preference. Seasonal strengths