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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: COTTON HARVESTING RESEARCH APPLICATIONS TO ENHANCE PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT

Location: Cotton Production and Processing Research

2013 Annual Report


1a.Objectives (from AD-416):
Use data gathered during harvest to develop and improve crop management tools.


1b.Approach (from AD-416):
Test plots located on the Texas High Plains will be planted with multiple cotton varieties and grown under irrigated and non-irrigated conditions. Remote sensing of the plots at various stages of growth will be performed to evaluate the status of the plants. The plots will be harvested with a machine equipped with a yield monitor. The yield data will be correlated with the remote sensing data to develop yield prediction algorithms.


3.Progress Report:

Test plots were harvested in 2012, and yield maps for each plot were developed and used to evaluate the performance of each cotton variety. The information was used to develop a decision aid tool for use by producers in comparing and selecting cotton varieties. This project was completed in 2012 and this is the final report.


Last Modified: 7/22/2014
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