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|Title:||Crop Monitoring in europe|
|Authors:||FONTANA GIOVANNA; BARUTH Bettina; NIEMEYER Stefan|
|Citation:||Atti del convegno Nazionale di Agrometeorologia. "Nuovi scenari agro ambientali: fenologia, produzioni agrarie ed avversita'". p. 121-122|
|Type:||Articles in periodicals and books|
|Abstract:||The need of the European Commission, Directorate General for Agriculture for early European figures on crop production led to the development of the MARS activities in the beginning of the nineties. A crop yield forecasting system was put in place to supply early information on development and growth conditions of crops during the campaign as well as to forecast crop yields. The MARS-project is now running in an operational context what is called the MCYFS (Mars Crop Yield Forecasting System) to provide short term forecasts for the main European crops. The project uses near real time data like observed weather, weather forecasts and remote sensing data. On regular intervals new yield statistics are added. Static input data consist of soil maps, crop parameters and administrative regions. With these input data crop conditions are simulated and crop specific end-of-season yield forecasts are made.|
|JRC Directorate:||Sustainable Resources|
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