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Application of plant indices (red band and near infrared) in avocado plantations

Anderson Mauricio Guerrón Barahona, William Fernando Viera Arroyo, Diego Fabricio Campaña Cruz, Laura Viviana Vásquez Rojas, Carlos Lenin Montufar Delgado

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Avocado is a traditional fruit in the diet of Ecuadorians and requires proper management to ensure its production. The implementation of new technological alternatives, such as the use of spectroscopy indices, allows obtaining data that, when correlated, will optimize crop management. This research validated the use of plant indices based on the red band and near infrared with foliar nitrogen content. The following plant indices were used: normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) and transformed vegetation index (TVI) from two orthomosaics obtained from images capturing red band and near infrared in avocado plantations. Regressions and correlations were performed between the vegetation indices and the results of the foliar analysis of nitrogen content, generating R2 values of 0.93 for NDVI and 0.95 for TVI. Plant index values can be used to estimate plant vigor based on foliar nitrogen content.


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leaf nitrogen content; fruit trees; vegetation index; spectroscopy indexes; vigor

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.54517/ama.v3i2.2110
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