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Teledetection is not Tele-divination: The Importance of the Causes in Precision Viticulture

Research Areas
  • Agriculture,
  • Engineering

The cartography that has been carried out from the information coming from remote sensing is a current issue that is successfully offered mainly due to its attractive presentation and to its low cost. The information is obtained by sensors installed in satellite in/on satellites, planes and other aircraft at high, medium or low altitude ?manned or unmanned- and in land vehicles ?self-propelled or non-propelled. The sensors and associated elements are able to process the radiation of a great deal of the electromagnetic spectrum and transform it into images representing the emission of a certain geographical area. In spite of the procedure can be really sophisticated, the result given to the winegrower, with more or less detail (resolution) or more or less elaborated, is practically always the same: one or various maps with the answer, obtained by the sensor, of the elements in the field in the precise moment that the vehicle, where it is installed, passes. Therefore, this map represents the response of the "electromagnetic" state of a certain moment however the causes of the variability observed in the same map are unknown. These causes are very complex and they are in relationship mainly with the variability of the elements of climate, geology, relief, soil, plant and the moment of the process execution. All these factors are of a great importance in the configuration of the terroir and they influence the product quality. In this work, we deal with the real range of teledetectión (remote sensing) and the importance of the cartography of the causes that affect the heterogeneity of the field / exploitation in order to get a suitable use for the Precision Viticulture. The whole of it is inside a general model of vine-growing production to obtain quality wines.
40th World Congress of Vine and Wine
Sofía, Bulgaria
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Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de Investigación en Viticultura
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Estudios e Investigación para la Gestión de Riesgos Agrarios Medioambientales (CEIGRAM). Centro Mixto UPM-AGROMUTUA-ENESA
  • Grupo de Investigación: Calidad de Suelos y Aplicaciones medioambientales
  • Departamento: Producción Agraria