Plant drought stress: Detection by image analysis

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Plant drought stress basically originated from the water shortage, which could be caused by the extreme weather conditions and/or by the insufficient amount of soil water within the rooting zone. The early and exact recognition of drought stress of crops is difficult as no universal drought estimation method can be defined through the complexity of the problem. Side projected canopy images can be used for such purposes in case of different plants as tomato, cucumber, and paprika. The images can be taken to analyze leaf and stem movements as the visual signs of plant drought state. Algorithms developed for using side projected canopy images can also be used for automatic irrigation of greenhouse crops.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2011

Publication series

NameEncyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series
VolumePart 4
ISSN (Print)1388-4360
ISSN (Electronic)1871-756X


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

Cite this

Farkas, I. (2011). Plant drought stress: Detection by image analysis. In Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series (pp. 608-609). (Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series; Vol. Part 4). Springer Netherlands.