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.
Cotton harvesting studies have been planned with representatives from Monsanto Co. and will be carried out during the 2008 cotton harvesting season. No results are available for reporting at this time. The ADODR monitored activities via email and phone calls at least once every quarter.