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A Guide to the Practical Use of Aerial Color-infrared Photography in Agriculture

Agricultural Applications of Color-infrared Film

There are many documented examples where color-infrared film has been applied to agricultural problems. Detailed descriptions of these applications may be found in any of the several periodicals and books devoted to the subject of aerial photography (see list of references for further information). For the purposes of this abbreviated report, a few examples of these applications are organized under five general headings (table 1). Selected applications are discussed in succeeding paragraphs. It is hoped that these few illustrations are indicative of how color-infrared aerial photography may be used in day-to-day agricultural management decision-making.