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HOW DOES IT WORK?
Of the three plants below, can you tell which of the three is the healthiest and which of the three is the most stressed?
At first glance, it probably looks like the left plant is the most stressed by the weak leafs and the middle and right plants are both healthy.
Now look at the normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) image below. Can you now see the healthier plant? (Hint: Green is good, yellow and red are not)
It is hard to tell from the normal image to the left, but the NDVI clearly shows a difference.
The visible light that we see (e.g., red, blue, green) is only part of the equation in determining plant stress. We see green vegetation when it is healthy because plants absorb red and blue light to make food. Vegetation also reflects light in the near-infrared (NIR) portion of the spectrum. In fact, it reflects near-infrared much more intensely than it does green. By analyzing the NIR light, we can determine plant stress before we can tell with the naked eye.