CropSow: an integrative remotely sensed crop modeling framework for field-level crop planting date estimation

We developed a novel CropSow modeling framework to estimate field-level planting dates by integrating the remote sensing phenological detecting method with the crop growth model. The remote sensing phenological detecting method is devised to retrieve the critical crop phenological metrics of farm fields from remote sensing time series, which are then integrated into the crop growth model for field planting date estimation in consideration of soil-crop-atmosphere continuum. CropSow leverages the rich physiological knowledge embedded in the crop growth model to scalably interpret satellite observations under a variety of environmental and management conditions for field-level planting date retrievals. The paper can be found in the following link: