Assessing pig damage in agricultural crops with remote sensing

Lead researcher: Dr Matt Gentle, Biosecurity Queensland, matthew.gentle@daff.qld.gov.au

This project aims to assess the use of satellite imagery and GIS to measure feral pig damage. The key objectives of the project are to:

  1. Undertake field assessments of crops to identify and spatially-map areas of pig damage;
  2. Investigate methods for using satellite imagery and/or aerial photography to determine the extent of pig damage on grain crops;
  3. Given the success of objective 2, construct and validate a model to define pig damage from all available field data sets;
  4. Communicate progress and findings on the application of remote sensing to feral pig damage assessment to stakeholders and scientific audience.

This project was funded under the Australian Pest Animal Research Program (APARP).
For more APARP projects, visit: www.pestsmart.org.au/australian-pest-animal-research-program/

Secondary title APARP Report
Author Matt Gentle, Stuart Phinn and James Speed
Year 2011
Publisher Biosecurity Queensland
Pages 17
Region QLD
Documents

Assessing pig damage in agricultural crops with remote sensing [500kb PDF]

Links

 Australian Pest Animal Research Program (APARP)