LARS Tech Report Number



The 1971 Corn Blight Watch (CBW) Experiment was the result of two major developments. One was the Southern corn leaf blight epidemic of 1970 and the concern about its return in 1971. The other was the need to test and evaluate the technological breakthroughs that had recently been made in remote sensing. In this paper I use the Corn Blight Watch experience to draw some implications for using remote sensing to collect data on major crops.

Date of this Version

January 1973