Transformative Role of Remote Sensing in Advancing Horticulture: Optimizing Sustainability, Efficiency and Resilience

Ram Kumar Rai

Department of Horticulture, Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Jabalpur – 482004, Madhya Pradesh, India.

Makhan Singh Karada *

Department of Forestry, Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Jabalpur – 482004, Madhya Pradesh, India.

Riya Mishra

Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics, Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Jabalpur – 482004, Madhya Pradesh, India.

Dheer Agnihotri

Silviculture, Forest Management and Agroforestry Division, Tropical Forest Research Institute, Jabalpur – 482004, Madhya Pradesh, India.

Kamal Kishor Patel

Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Jabalpur – 482004, Madhya Pradesh, India.

Satyendra Thakur

Department of Plant Physiology, Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Jabalpur – 482004, Madhya Pradesh, India.

Deepak Singh

Department of Horticulture, Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Jabalpur – 482004, Madhya Pradesh, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


The field of horticulture, vital for addressing global challenges like food security and sustainable agriculture, has been revolutionized by remote sensing technology. This comprehensive review explores the transformative impact of remote sensing on horticulture, emphasizing its role in optimizing resource utilization, promoting environmental sustainability, and mitigating the effects of climate change. Remote sensing, encompassing a range of sensors, satellites, and data analysis techniques, enables the collection of critical information from a distance, providing insights into crop health, soil conditions, water availability, and more. Precision agriculture, including the use of GPS and GIS, is integrated with remote sensing to enhance agricultural efficiency while minimizing environmental impacts. Site-Specific Crop Management (SSCM) is highlighted as a key component of precision agriculture, enabled by geospatial technologies, including remote sensing. It discusses how remote sensing systems, with their multispectral and multi-temporal capabilities, support various horticultural applications such as crop yield estimation, abiotic and biotic stress management, crop classification, canopy measurement, crop area estimation, and even crop insurance validation. The use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and the Global Positioning System (GPS) in tandem with remote sensing is explored in the context of spatial analysis, mapping, and precise navigation.

Keywords: Precision agriculture, horticulture, remote sensing, GPS and GIS

How to Cite

Rai , R. K., Karada , M. S., Mishra , R., Agnihotri , D., Patel , K. K., Thakur , S., & Singh , D. (2023). Transformative Role of Remote Sensing in Advancing Horticulture: Optimizing Sustainability, Efficiency and Resilience. International Journal of Environment and Climate Change, 13(10), 3559–3567.


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