Change in Net Primary Productivity of Parcel Land in Logan and Breckinridge Counties in Central Kentucky

Authors: Bijesh Mishra*, Kentucky State University, Buddhi Gyawali, Kentucky State University
Topics: Agricultural Geography, Land Use, Rural Geography
Keywords: Kentucky, Land Productivity, Farm Parcel, LP DACC, NPP
Session Type: Poster
Day: 4/13/2018
Start / End Time: 5:20 PM / 7:00 PM
Room: Napoleon Foyer/Common St. Corridor, Sheraton, 3rd Floor
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The biological yield of the farm is directly related to its productivity. The measure of productivity using single parameter is tough due to the uniqueness of individual farm and types of enterprises. Net Primary Productivity (NPP) has been used to measure forest health and productivity. This study uses moderate resolution imaging spectroradiometer (MODIS) NPP data along with parcel data by calculating Zonal Statistics to study the NPP of small (65-100 Acres), Medium (100-200 Acres) and Large (>200 Acres) farms in Breckinridge and Logan Counties. The initial result found that NPP trend does not change the location and farm size. Thus NPP possesses potential to use as a proxy for farm productivity.

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