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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Pesticide Application Technologies for Spray-drift Management, Maximizing In-field Deposition, and Targeted Spraying

Location: Crop Production Systems Research Unit

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Effects of sample storage on spectral reflectance changes in corn leaves excised from the field - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lee, M.A., Huang, Y., Yao, H., Thomson, S.J., Bruce, L.M. 2014. Effects of sample storage on spectral reflectance changes in corn leaves excised from the field. Journal of Agricultural Science. 6(8):214-220.
Determining the effect of storage of cotton and soybean leaf samples for hyperspectral analysis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lee, M.A., Huang, Y., Haibo, Y., Thomson, S.J., Bruce, L.M. 2014. Determining the effect of storage of cotton and soybean leaf samples for hyperspectral analysis. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing. 7(6):2562-2570.
Spatial distribution visualization of PWM continuous variable-rate spray - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Deng, W., Zhao, C., Huang, Y., Wang, X., Liu, J. 2013. Spatial distribution visualization of PWM continuous variable-rate spray. International Journal of Agricultural and Biological Engineering. 6(4):1-8.
Assessment of soybean injury from glyphosate using airborne multispectral remote sensing - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(26-May-14)
Discrimination of crop and weeds on visible and visible/near-infrared spectrums using support vector machines, artificial neural network and decision tree - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Deng, W., Huang, Y., Zhao, C., Wang, X. 2014. Discrimination of crop and weeds on visible and visible/near-infrared spectrums using support vector machines, artificial neural network and decision tree. Sensors and Transducers. 26:26-34.
Early detection of crop injury from herbicide glyphosate by leaf biochemical parameter inversion - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhao, F., Guo, Y., Huang, Y., Reddy, K.N., Lee, M.A., Fletcher, R.S., Thomson, S.J., Zhao, H. 2014. Early detection of crop injury from herbicide glyphosate by leaf biochemical parameter inversion. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation. 31:78-85.
Portable device to assess dynamic accuracy of global positioning systems (GPS) receivers used in agricultural aircraft - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thomson, S.J., Huang, Y., Smith, L.A. 2014. Portable device to assess dynamic accuracy of global positioning systems (GPS) receivers used in agricultural aircraft. International Journal of Agricultural and Biological Engineering. 7(2):68-74.
Early detection of crop injury from glyphosate on soybean and cotton using plant leaf hyperspectral data - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhao, F., Huang, Y., Gao, Y., Reddy, K.N., Lee, M.A., Fletcher, R.S., Thomson, S.J. 2014. Early detection of crop injury from glyphosate on soybean and cotton using plant leaf hyperspectral data. Remote Sensing. 6:1538-1563.
Evaluation of a solid stream radial nozzle on fixed-wing aircraft for penetration of spray within a soybean canopy - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thomson, S.J. 2014. Evaluation of a solid stream radial nozzle on fixed-wing aircraft for penetration of spray within a soybean canopy. Journal of Plant Protection Research. 54(1):96-101.
Spectral analysis of winter wheat leaves for detection and differentiation of diseases and insects - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yuan, L., Huang, Y., Loraamm, R., Nie, C., Wang, J., Zhang, J. 2014. Spectral analysis of winter wheat leaves for detection and differentiation of diseases and insects. Field Crops Research. 156:100-207.
Development and prospect of unmanned aerial vehicles for agricultural production management - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Huang, Y., Thomson, S.J., Hoffman, W.C., Lan, Y., Fritz, B.K. 2013. Development and prospect of unmanned aerial vehicles for agricultural production management. International Journal of Agricultural and Biological Engineering. 6(3):1-10.
Remote sensing applications to precision farming - (Book / Chapter)
Yao, H., Huang, Y. 2013. Remote sensing applications to precision farming. In: G. Wang and Q. Weng, editors. Remote sensing of natural resources. Boca Raton, FL, CRC Press, Chapter 18, pp. 333-352.
Estimation of cotton yield with varied irrigation and nitrogen treatments using aerial multispectral imagery - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Huang, Y., Sui, R., Thomson, S.J., Fisher, D.K. 2013. Estimation of cotton yield with varied irrigation and nitrogen treatments using aerial multispectral imagery. International Journal of Agricultural and Biological Engineering. 6(3):37-41.
Reducing pesticide drift by considering propeller rotation effects from aerial application and near buffer zones - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thomson, S.J., Womac, A., Mulrooney, J. 2013. Reducing pesticide drift by considering propeller rotation effects from aerial application and near buffer zones. Sustainable Agriculture. 2(3):41-51.
Using vegetative index and modified derivative for early detection of soybean plant injury from glyphosate - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yao, H., Huang, Y., Hruska, Z., Thomson, S.J., Reddy, K.N. 2012. Using vegetative index and modified derivative for early detection of soybean plant injury from glyphosate. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 89:145-157.
Aerial multispectral imaging for cotton yield estimation under different irrigation and nitrogen treatments - (Proceedings)
Huang, Y., Sui, R., Thomson, S.J., Fisher, D.K. 2012. Aerial multispectral imaging for cotton yield estimation under different irrigation and nitrogen treatments. Proceedings of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers International (ASABE). Paper No. 121338416, pp. 8.
Methodological difficulties of conducting agroecological studies from a statistical perspective - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bianconi, A., Dalgaard, T., Manly, B.F., Govone, J.J., Watts, M.J., Habermann, G., Huang, Y., Serapiao, A.B. 2013. Methodological difficulties of conducting agroecological studies from a statistical perspective. Journal of Sustainable Agriculture. 37:485-506.
Automatic process control for the food industry: an introduction - (Book / Chapter)
Huang, Y. 2013. Automatic process for food industry: an introduction. In: Caldwell, D.G., editor. Robotics and Automation in the Food Industry - Current and Future Technologies. Philadelphia, PA. Woodhead Publishing, pp 3-20.
Assessing crop injury caused by aerially applied glyphosate drift using spray sampling - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Huang, Y., Ding, W., Thomson, S.J., Reddy, K.N., Zablotowicz, R.M. 2012. Assessing crop injury caused by aerially applied glyphosate drift using spray sampling. Transactions of the ASABE. 55(3): 725-731.
Early detection of soybean plant injury from glyphosate by measuring chlorophyll reflectance and fluorescence - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Huang, Y., Thomson, S.J., Molin, W.T., Reddy, K.N., Yao, H. 2012. Early detection of soybean plant injury from glyphosate by measuring chlorophyll reflectance and fluorescence. Journal of Agricultural Science. 4(5):117-124.
Optimizing selection of controllable variables to minimize downwind drift from aerially applied sprays - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Huang, Y., Zhan, W., Fritz, B.K., Thomson, S.J. 2012. Optimizing selection of controllable variables to minimize downwind drift from aerially applied sprays. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 28(3):307-314.
Characterization of spray deposition and drift from a low drift nozzle for aerial application at different application altitudes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Huang, Y., Thomson, S.J. 2011. Characterization of spray deposition and drift from a low drift nozzle for aerial application at different application altitudes. International Journal of Agricultural and Biological Engineering. 4(4):1-6.
Characterization of in-swath spray deposition for CP-11TT flat-fan nozzles used in low volume aerial application of crop production and protection materials - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Huang, Y., Thomson, S.J. 2011. Characterization of in-swath spray deposition for CP-11TT flat-fan nozzles used in low volume aerial application of crop production and protection materials. Transactions of the ASABE. 54(6):1973-1979.
Detection of plant injury from application of non-selective herbicide by measurement of chlorophyll reflectance and fluorescene - (Proceedings)
Huang, Y., Thomson, S.J., Molin, W.T., Reddy, K.N., Yao, H. 2011. Detection of plant injury from application of non-selective herbicide by measurement of chlorophyll reflectance and fluorescene. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) Annual International Meeting, St. Joseph, MI, paper No 1111330, pp. 7.
Landsat sattelite multi-spectral image classification of land cover and land use changes for GIS-based urbanization analysis in irrigation districts of lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Huang, Y., Fipps, G., Lacey, R., Thomson, S.J. 2011. Landsat sattelite multi-spectral image classification of land cover and land use changes for GIS-based urbanization analysis in irrigation districts of lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing (JARS). 2(1):27-36.
Environmental and spray mixture effects on droplet size represented by water sensitive paper used in spray studies - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thomson, S.J., Lyn, M.E. 2011. Environmental and spray mixture effects on droplet size represented by water sensitive paper used in spray studies. Transactions of the ASABE. 54(3):803-807.
Determination of differences in crop injury from aerial application of glyphosate using vegetation indices - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ortiz, B.V., Thomson, S.J., Huang, Y., Reddy, K.N., Ding, W. 2011. Determination of differences in crop injury from aerial application of glyphosate using vegetation indices. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 77:204-213.
Temporal indications of atmospheric stability affecting off-target spray drift in the midsouth U S - (Proceedings)
Thomson, S.J., Huang, Y., Fritz, B.K. 2011. Temporal indications of atmospheric stability affecting off-target spray drift in the midsouth U S. Proceedings of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers International (ASABE). pp. 8.
Comparison of SVM RBF-NN and DT for crop and weed identification based on spectral measurement over corn fields - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Deng, W., Huang, Y., Zhao, C., Chen, L., Meng, Z. 2011. Comparison of SVM, RBF-NN, and DT for crop and weed identification based on spectral measurement over corn fields. International Agricultural Engineering Journal. 20(1):11-19.
Determination of differences in crop injury from aerial application of glyphosate using vegetation indices and geostatistics - (Proceedings)
Ortiz, B.V., Thomson, S.J., Huang, Y., Reddy, K.N., Ding, W., Stone, H. 2011. Determination of differences in crop injury from aerial application of glyphosate using vegetation indices and geostatistics. Proceedings of International Symposium on Precision Agriculture, Denver, CO, July 18-21, 2010. Paper No 139. pp. 14.
Airborne Multispectral and Thermal Remote Sensing for Detecting the Onset of Crop Stress Caused by Multiple Factors - (Proceedings)
Huang, Y., Thomson, S.J. 2010. Airborne Multispectral and Thermal Remote Sensing for Detecting the Onset of Crop Stress Caused by Multiple Factors. Proceedings of SPIE. Vol. 7924, pp 1-11.
Airborne remote sensing assessment of the damage to cotton caused by spray drift from aerially applied glyphosate through spray deposition measurements - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Huang, Y., Thomson, S.J., 0rtiz, B.V., Reddy, K.N., Ding, W., Zablotowicz, R.M., Bright Jr, J.R. 2010. Airborne remote sensing assessment of the damage to cotton caused by spray drift from aerially applied glyphosate through spray deposition measurements. Journal of Biosystems Engineering. 107:212-220.
Spatial Modeling and Variability Analysis for Modeling and Prediction of Soil and Crop Canopy Coverage Using Multispectral Imagery from an Airborne Remote Sensing System - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Huang, Y., Lan, Y., Ge, Y., Hoffmann, W.C., Thomson, S.J. 2010. Spatial Modeling and Variability Analysis for Modeling and Prediction of Soil and Crop Canopy Coverage Using Multispectral Imagery from an Airborne Remote Sensing System. Transactions of the ASABE. 53(4):1321-1329.
Analysis of Impact of Various Factors on Downwind Deposition Using a Simulation Method - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Huang, Y., Zhan, W., Fritz, B.K., Thomson, S.J., Fang, A. 2010. Analysis of Impact of Various Factors on Downwind Deposition Using a Simulation Method. American Society for Testing and Materials 7(6):1-10.
Spray Deposition and Drift Characteristics of a Low Drift Nozzle for Aerial Application at Different Application Altitudes - (Proceedings)
Huang, Y., Thomson, S.J. 2010. Spray Deposition and Drift Characteristics of a Low Drift Nozzle for Aerial Application at Different Application Altitudes. Proceedings of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers International (ASABE), St. Joseph, MI. Paper No 10-08374.
Development of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Site-Specific Crop Production Management - (Proceedings)
Huang, Y., Hoffmann, W.C., Lan, Y., Thomson, S.J., Fritz, B.K. 2010. Development of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Site-Specific Crop Production Management. Proceedings of 10th International Conference on Precision Agriculture, July 18-21, 2010, Denver, CO. CDROM.
Improving Flow Response of a Variable-rate Aerial Application System by Interactive Refinement - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thomson, S.J., Huang, Y., Hanks, J.E., Martin, D.E. 2010. Improving Flow Response of a Variable-rate Aerial Application System by Interactive Refinement. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 73(1):99-104.
Irrigation system management assisted by thermal imagery and spatial statistics - (Proceedings)
Thomson, S.J., Ouellet-Plamondon, C.M., Defauw, S.L., Huang, Y., Fisher, D.K., Hanks, J.E., English, P.J. 2010. Irrigation system management assisted by thermal imagery and spatial statistics. World Congress of the International Commission of Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering. Quebec City Canada, June 13-17, 2010. Paper no. CSBE101126.pdf, 13 pp.
Characterizing ambient and spray mixture effects on droplet size represented by water sensitive paper (WSP) - (Proceedings)
Thomson, S.J., Lyn, M.E. 2011. Characterizing ambient and spray mixture effects on droplet size represented by water sensitive paper (WSP). XVIIth World Congress of the International Commission of Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering. Paper no.CSBE101144.pdf., 8 pp.
Multispectral Imaging Systems for Airborne Remote Sensing to Support Agricultural Production Management - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Huang, Y., Thomson, S.J., Lan, Y., Maas, S.J. 2010. Multispectral Imaging Systems for Airborne Remote Sensing to Support Agricultural Production Management. International Journal of Agricultural and Biological Engineering. 3(1):50-62.
Development of Soft Computing and Applications in Agricultural and Biological Engineering     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Huang, Y., Lan, Y., Thomson, S.J., Fang, A., Hoffmann, W.C., Lacey, R. 2010. Development of Soft Computing and Applications in Agricultural and Biological Engineering. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 71:107-127.
Determination of Cotton Plant Injury by Aerial Application of Glyphosate Using Remote Sensing and Spray Drift Sampling - (Proceedings)
Huang, Y., Thomson, S.J., Ortiz, B.V., Reddy, K.N., Ding, W., Zablotowicz, R.M., Bright Jr, J.R. 2010. Determination of Cotton Plant Injury by Aerial Application of Glyphosate Using Remote Sensing and Spray Drift Sampling. Proceedings of 2010 National Cotton Council, Beltwide Cotton Conference, January 4-7, 2010, New Orleans, LA.
Interaction of Water with Three Granular Biopesticide Formulations     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lyn, M.E., Burnett, D., Garcia, A., Gray, R. 2010. Interaction of Water with Three Granular Biopesticide Formulations. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 58(3):1804-1814.
Progress and Field Evaluation of Aerial Variable-Rate Systems for Liquid Application     Reprint Icon - (Proceedings)
Thomson, S.J., Huang, Y. 2010. Progress and Field Evaluation of Aerial Variable-Rate Systems for Liquid Application. National Agricultural Aviation Association Meeting. NAAA Paper No. AA09-006.
Analysis of Impact of Various Factors on Downwind Deposition Using a Simulation Method - (Proceedings)
Huang, Y., Zhan, W., Fritz, B.K., Thomson, S.J., Fang, A. 2009. Analysis of Impact of Various Factors on Downwind Deposition Using a Simulation Method. Proceedings of the 30th Symposium on Pesticide Formulations and Delivery Systems, American Society for Testing and Materials. October 20-22, 2009, Atlanta, GA.
Developing A Modeling Tool for Flow Profiling in Irrigation Distribution Network - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Huang, Y. and Flipps, G. 2009. Developing A Modeling Tool for Flow Profiling in Irrigation Distribution Networks. International Journal of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. 2(3):17-26.
Methods for Georeferencing and Spectral Scaling of Remote Imagery using ArcView, ArcGIS, and ENVI - (Proceedings)
Bright Jr, J.R., Thomson, S.J., Huang, Y. 2009. Methods for Georeferencing and Spectral Scaling of Remote Imagery using ArcView, ArcGIS, and ENVI. ASABE Annual International Meeting. ASABE Paper No.09-5549
Field Assessment of A Variable-rate Aerial Application System - (Proceedings)
Thomson, S.J., Huang, Y., Hanks, J.E., Martin, D.E. 2009. Field Assessment of A Variable-rate Aerial Application System. Book of Abstracts, Joint International Conference (JIAC) (formerly Asian Conference on Precision Agriculture, Beijing, China, pp. 185-186.
Multispectral Imaging Systems for Airborne Remote Sensing to Support Site-Specific Agricultural Management - (Proceedings)
Huang, Y., Thomson, S.J., Lan, Y., Maas, S. 2009. Multispectral Imaging Systems for Airborne Remote Sensing to Support Site-Specific Agricultural Management. Proceedings of 3rd Asian Conference on Precision Agriculture.
Advances in Artificial Neural Networks - Methodological Development and Application - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Huang, Y. 2009. Advances in Artificial Neural Networks - Methodological Development and Application. Algorithms. 2(3):973-1007
Methods for georectification and spectral scaling of remote imagery using ArcView, ArcGIS, and ENVI - (Abstract Only)
Bright Jr, J.R., Thomson, S.J., Huang, Y. 2009. Methods for georectification and spectral scaling of remote imagery using ArcView, ArcGIS, and ENVI. ASABE Annual International Meeting. Paper no. 09-5549, 9 pp.
Technical Development and Application of Soft Computing in Agricultural and Biological Engineering - (Proceedings)
Huang, Y., Lan, Y., Thomson, S.J., Fang, A., Hoffmann, W.C., Lacey, R. 2009. Technical Development and Application of Soft Computing in Agricultural and Biological Engineering. ASABE Annual International Meeting, June 21-24,2009, Reno, NV. p.095972.
Research for Environmental Stewardship and Conservation at the APTRU - (Other)
Thomson, S.J., Huang, Y., Sassenrath, G.F., Hanks, J.E., Fisher, D.K., Lyn, M.E. 2009. Research for Environmental Stewardship and Conservation at the APTRU. Earth Day Symposium, Charles W. Capps Entreprenecuial Center, DREC, Mississippi State University, Stoneville, MS. April 22, 2009.
Structural Dynamics of Management Zones for the Site-Specific Control of Tarnished Plant Bugs in Cotton - (Proceedings)
(07-Jan-09)
In-Swath Spray Deposition Characteristics of a Low Drift Nozzle for Low Volume Aerial Application - Preliminary Results. - (Proceedings)
Huang, Y., Thomson, S.J. 2008. In-Swath Spray Deposition Characteristics of a Low Drift Nozzle for Low Volume Aerial Application - Preliminary Results. ASABE Technical Session in 42nd Annual National Agricultural Aviation Association Convention. December 8-11, 2008, Las Vegas, Nevada. ASABE paper number: AA08-003
Optical and Thermal Methods for Detection of Plant Damage Caused by Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus - (Experiment Station)
Maw, B.W., Stephenson, M.G., Ritchie, G.L., Mullis, S.W., Thomson, S.J. 2007. Optical and Thermal Methods for Detection of Plant Damage Caused by Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus. University of Georgia Research Report 1-2007. J. Michael Moore, editor.
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