Agriculture Phenology Monitoring Using NDVI Time Series Based on Remote Sensing Satellites: A Case Study of Guangdong, China

Komal Choudhary, Wenzhong Shi, Mukesh Singh Boori, Samuel Corgne

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Abstract—: This article presents the use of the Normalized Differences Vegetation Index (NDVI) time series based change detection method for agriculture phenology monitoring. NDVI make use of the multi-spectral remote sensing data band combinations techniques to find out landscape such as agriculture, vegetation, land use/cover, water bodies and forest. Geographic Information System (GIS) technology is becoming an essential tool to combing multiple maps and information from different sources as satellite, field and socio-economic data. Landsat 8 and Sentinel-2 satellite data were used to generate NDVI time series from Sep. 2017 to Nov. 2018. This research work was the procedure by pre-processing, signal filtering and interpolation of monthly NDVI time series that represent a complete crop phonological cycle. NDVI method is applied according to its specialty range from –1 to +1. We divided whole agriculture area into five part according to NDVI Values such as no agriculture, low agriculture, medium agriculture, high agriculture and very high agriculture area. The simulation results show that the NDVI is highly useful in detecting the surface feature of the area, which is extremely beneficial for sustainable development of agriculture and decision making. The methodology of reform NDVI time series had been providing feasible to improve crop phenology mapping.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)204-214
Number of pages11
JournalOptical Memory and Neural Networks (Information Optics)
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2019


  • GIS
  • Landsat
  • NDVI
  • phonology cycle
  • Sentinel

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Computer Science(all)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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