COTTON HARVESTING RESEARCH APPLICATIONS TO ENHANCE PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT
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.
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.