Area estimation of arecanut plantations in Sirsi Taluk using IRS data

  • V. R. Hegde
  • K. R. Jayaraj
  • R. L. Karale
  • P. Subba Rao


Extent and distribution pattern of arecanut plantations in Sirsi Taluk, Uttara Kannada District, Kamataka have been studied using IRS, LISS II data. The plantations are found to exhibit perfect zonality, distinct structure and contrasting tonal characteristics and thereby enable their differentiation from other land use/land cover categories encountered in the area. The study not only established the utility of IRS data in acreage estimation of this unique category of land use having significant economic relevance in the area but also in assessing the scope for planning development of spices in these plantations.


Natural Resource Management Area Estimation False Color Composite Crop Acreage Acreage Estimation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. R. Hegde
    • 1
  • K. R. Jayaraj
    • 1
  • R. L. Karale
    • 2
  • P. Subba Rao
    • 3
  1. 1.Indian Resources Information and Management Technologies Pvt. Ltd.Bangalore
  2. 2.Indian Resources Information and Management Technologies Pvt. Ltd.Nagpur
  3. 3.Indian Resources Information and Management Technologies Pvt. Ltd.Hyderabad

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