Digital photos for measuring canopy cover


Research organisaton
Funding source

Trial details

Researcher(s) Nick Poole (Foundation for Arable Research NZ) and the Mid-North High Rainfall Group (Mick Faulkner and Jeff Braun)
Year(s) 2010
Contributor Hart Field Site Group
Trial location(s) Site 5, Hart, SA
Digital photos for measuring canopy cover locations

To test the ability of readily available camera technology to measure canopy cover.

Key messages
  • Digital photos collected up to GS31 and processed for green ground cover provided a good measure of crop biomass and N uptake.
  • Images collected after GS31 had poorer relationships with crop growth.
Lead research organisation Hart Field Site Group
Host research organisation N/A
Trial funding source GRDC SFS00017
Related program N/A
Acknowledgments N/A
Other trial partners Not specified
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Crop type No crop specified
Treatment type(s)
  • Crop
Trial type Article/commentary
Trial design Not applicable

Hart 2010

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
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Trial source data and summary not available
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Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Site 5, Hart, SA Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source
Trial site Soil order
Site 5, Hart, SA Chromosol
National soil grid Source
NOTE: National Soil Grid data is aggregated information for background information on the wider area
Actual soil values can vary significantly in a small area and the trial soil tests are the most relevant data where available

Soil properties



Derived climate information

No observed climate data available for this trial.
Derived climate data is determined from trial site location and national weather sources.

Site 5, Hart SA


Some data on this site is sourced from the Bureau of Meteorology

SILO weather estimates sourced from
Jeffrey, S.J., Carter, J.O., Moodie, K.B. and Beswick, A.R. (2001). Using spatial interpolation to construct a comprehensive archive of Australian climate data , Environmental Modelling and Software, Vol 16/4, pp 309-330. DOI: 10.1016/S1364-8152(01)00008-1.

Trial report and links

2010 trial report

Trial last modified: 05-06-2019 14:01pm AEST