Biological Systems Engineering


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TRANSACTIONS of the ASAE, Vol. 31(3):May-June, 1988.


Copyright 1988 American Society of Agricultural Engineers.


Classification procedures for using both black and white and color imaging systems were developed and tested for determination of percent residue cover on the soil surface from video and slide images. A spectral analysis of the image components was used for determining applicable wavelengths and filters. Color imagery provided an acceptable replacement for manual visual procedures. Black-and-white imagery also worked when appropriate blocking filters were used.