LNBR’s team in partnership with the National Institute for Space Research (INPE) and the Faculdade de Engenharia Agrícola (Feagri) of the University of Campinas (Unicamp) produce monthly the Sugarcane Monitoring Report for the States of São Paulo and Goiás. It shows vegetation indexes and precipitation insights. Such information allows monitoring and dimensioning crop gains and losses to provide subsidies for regional decision making.
In São Paulo, the information is organized for all 12 sugarcane mesoregions that are: Araçatuba, Araraquara, Assis, Bauru, Campinas, Itapetininga, Marília, Piracicaba, Presidente Prudente, Región Metropolitana Paulista, Ribeirão Preto and São José do Rio Preto.
In Goiás, the Monitoring Bulletin has information from the 9 microregions of the state with the highest productivity of sugarcane: Anápolis, Anicuns, Catalan, Ceres, Goiânia, Meia Ponte, Quirinópolis, Sudoeste de Goiás and Rio dos Bois Valley.
The maps provided in monthly bulletins show the location of sugarcane crops in the two states and the condition of these areas, through the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) and the cumulative rainfall over a given period.