Current state and usage limitations of vegetation indices in precision agriculture

Bojin Bojinov1, Bozhidar Ivanov2 and Silviya Vasileva1
1 Agricultural University of Plovdiv, 4000 Plovdiv, Bulgaria
2 Institute of Agricultural Economics, 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria

Abstract

Bojinov, B., Ivanov, B. & Vasileva, S. (2022). Current state and usage limitations of vegetation indices in precision agriculture. Bulg. J. Agric. Sci., 28 (3), 387–394

The current state of development and interpretation of vegetation indices makes them relatively difficult for practical use in farming. In this review, we briefly describe the key bottlenecks, together with discussing possible solutions to overcoming some of them. Based on our own experience with developing working precision agriculture solutions for field crops we propose an integrated approach to working towards building systems that can prove easily understandable outputs with low management requirements for the farmers that plan to use them.

Keywords: precision agriculture; vegetation indices; NDVI

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