In this page you can find a catalogue of publications available from the Pasture from Space consortium. 

Media releases and pamphlets are available for downloading by clicking the link associated with the title of the publication.

Three types of publications are included:  
Technical papers relate to the methodology used to developed the algorithms associated with the Pasture Growth Rate and the FOO technologies
Practical applications manuscripts present the results of the application of these technologies to practical situations on farm in the south west of western Australia
Posters and Media Releases include a selection of Posters and Media Releases which have been used to promote the technology
 
We also include other references cites in the website as supporting evidence.

Pamphlets included are in PDF format.  To view this file you require Adobe Acrobat Reader

References:

Donald, G. E., Edirisinghe, A., Hill, M. J., Sneddon, J. N., Hyder. M., Warren, B., Wheaton, G. A. and Craig, R. (2000). A semi-automated approach to continuous assessment of pasture growth rate and feed on offer in south west Western Australia, MerinoTech, West Australian Forum Merino Research and Innovation, August 2000, pp. 20-25.

Edirisinghe, A., Donald, G. E., Hill, M. J. and Henry, D. (2002). Precision management of feed supply through timely delivery of biomass and growth rate estimates of western Australian annual pastures.  29th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment, April 8-12, 2002, Buenos Aires, Argentina. CD-Rom.

Edirisinghe, A., Hill, M. J., Donald, G. E., Hyder, M. W., Warren, B., Wheaton, G. A. and Smith, R. C. G. (2000).  Estimating Food-On-Offer and pasture growth rate using remote sensing.  10th Australasian Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Conference, Adelaide. CD-Rom.

Edirisinghe, A., Chapman, G., and Louis, J. (2001). A simplified Method for Retrieval of Ground Level Reflectance of Targets from Airborne Video Imagery. International Journal of Remote  Sensing, 22, 1127-1141.

Edirisinghe, A., Louis, J., and Chapman, G. (1999). Radiometric Calibration of Multispectral Airborne Video Systems. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 20, 2855-2870.  

Gherardi, S and Oldham C. M. (2003).  The value proposition for remote sensed estimates of feed on offer and pasture growth rate.  Grassland Society of Victoria and NSW. Albury, June 2003.

Henry, D.A., Edirisinghe, A., Donald, G. and Hill, M. (2002). Monitoring pastures using satellite remote sensing. Aust. Soc. Anim. Prod. 24.

Hill, M. J., Donald, G. E., Donnelly, J. R. and Moore, A. D. (2000). Integrating spatial data with a grazing system model: assessing variability of pasture and animal production at a regional scale. Animal Production for a Consuming World, Vol. C Proceedings of the 9th Congress of the Asian-Australasian Association of Animal production Societies and the 23rd Biennal Conference of the Australian Society of Animal Production. 3-7 July, Sydney, Australia, 2000, (suppl) 128-131.

Hill, M. J., Donald, G. E., Hyder, M. W., and Smith, R. C. G. (2000). Estimation of Pasture Growth Rate in South Western Australia from NOAA AVHRR NDVI and Climate Data. Remote Sensing Environment ( in press).

Hill, M. J., Donald, G. E. and Smith, R. C. G. (1998). NDVI-based Phenological Indices; Prediction Potential for Grazing Systems. 9th Australian Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Conference, UNSW, Sydney, July 1998.

Hill, H. J., Donald, G. E and Smith, R. C. G (2002) “Characterising temporal patterns of seasonal dynamics and productivity for the agricultural zone of Western Australia with NOAA AVHRR NDVI Metrics”, AJAR ( in press)

Hill. M. J., Donald, G. E., Vickery, P. J., Moore. A. D. and Donnelly, J. R. (1999). Combining satellite data with a simulation model to describe spatial variability in pasture growth at a farm scale. Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture. 39:285-300

Hill, M. J., Donald, G. E., Wheaton, G. A., Hyder, M. W., Plaisted, T. and Smith, R. C. G. (1998). Remote sensing for precision pasture management in south Western Australia. 9th Australasian Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Conference, UNSW, Sydney Australia.  CD-Rom.

Hill, M. J., Lee, J. S., Donald, G. E. and Henry, D. (2002). Multi-frequency SAR Analysis of Vegetation Type and Biophysical Properties for Annual and Perennial Pastures in Western Australia. 29th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment, April 8-12, 2002 Buenos Aires, Argentina. CD-Rom.  

Hill, M. J., Vickery, P. J., Furnival, E. P. and Donald, G. E. (1999). Pasture Land Cover in Eastern Australia from NOAA-AVHRR NDVI and Classified Landsat TM. Remote Sensing Environment. 67:32-50.

House, R., Bilney, R., Ladyman, D., Oldham, C. M., Paganoni, B. and Yelland, M. (2002). Producing wool to budget using 'Measure as you grow' approach - wool producer experience. Proceeding of the Australian Society of Animal Production 24: 161-64.

House, R. (2003). My experience with Satellite predicted estimates of feed on offer and pasture growth rates.  Grassland Society of Victoria and NSW, June 2003

Kelly, R., Edirisinghe, A., Donald, G. E. and Henry, D. (2003).  Satellite based spatial information on pasture improves Australian Sheep Production. Precision Animal Production, Berlin, Germany June 2003  Ref?

Sneddon, J. N., Donald, G. E., Edirisinghe, A. and Henry, D.A. (2001). The delivery of remotely assessed pasture growth rate and feed on offer information to farmers in Western Australia. Geospatial Information and Agriculture, Incorporating Precision Agriculture on Australasia Annual Symposium. 17-19 July, Sydney, Australia, p620-6.

Sneddon, J. N. and Mazzarol, T. (2002). Marketing approach critical to the diffusion of remotely sensed pasture management technologies. Proceeding s of the Australian Society of Animal Production 24: 221-24

 

Posters & Pamphlets  

Pasture Growth Rate Pamphlet - promotional pamphlet in PDF format (159 kb)

Farming by Satellite Pamphlet - Second promotional pamphlet on Pastures from Space (80 kb)

 

Collaborator's newsletter

These newsletters have been prepared for the benefit of the collaborators associated with the Pastures from Space project.  Click on the link to download the file prior to viewing

2003

May, June, July, August, Sept

 

Media Releases

E-aware' farmers value satellite information - Ref 2003/23 - Feb 11 , 2003

Farmers accounted for 70 per cent of the around 3000 users who logged on to websites last year seeking CSIRO estimates of pasture biomass and growth rates, according to CSIRO Livestock Industries' Dr Rob Kelly.

Big brother for farmers - Ref 2002/139 - Sep 05 , 2002

Satellites in daily orbit 700 kilometers above Earth are providing Australian farmers with key new management tools.

Farming by satellite - Ref 2001/140 - Jun 18 , 2001

Satellite imaging can now provide farmers with information about the condition of their pastures over the internet.

 

Other references cited in the website

Mata, G., Edwards, N. J., Hocking Edwards, J. E. and Masters D. G. (2002a). Management to improve fibre diameter and staple strength in south Australia.  Animal Production in Australia Vol. 24: 101-104.

 Mata, G., Schroder, P. and Masters D. G. (2002b). Management of intake in winter and spring to control micron blowout and improve staple strength.  Wool Technology and Sheep Breeding Vol. 50 471-476.

Thompson, A. N., Doyle, P. T. and Grimm, M. (1994). Effect of stocking rate in spring on liveweight and wool production of sheep grazing annual pastures. Australian Journal of Agricultural Research 45, 367-89.

 
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