Title: The early estimation of rice yield using remote sensing
Author: Mojtaba Rezaei
Abstract: Early estimation of rice yield plays an important role in the food management of the country. The present study was conducted to investigate the feasibility of rice yield estimation using two methods of Bastiensen and Ali algorithm and regression method between yield and The Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) driven Landsat satellite image of Landsat 8 in several cities of Guilan province. The results showed that the accuracy of the Bastissensen method with the use of Modis images was low. This may be due to the low spatial resolution of the Modis images and the small acreage of paddy fields. But the accuracy of applying vegetation index was better than Bastiensen’s algorithm.
Keywords: Rice, Yield, satellite images