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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Incorporating Environmental Sensing and Plant Growth Monitoring to Improve Yield

Location: Watershed Physical Processes Research Unit

Project Number: 6408-13000-024-13
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Mar 01, 2014
End Date: Feb 28, 2019

Objective:
To incorporate environmental sensing and plant growth monitoring data into useful metrics for production decision making that will improve resource use efficiency for irrigation and nutrients, preserving yield and reducing environmental impact.

Approach:
Use field and plot scale research sites in the Lower Mississippi River Basin to the measure agricultural crop plant response to field environments. Use these measurements to generate decision guides for irrigation, nutrient and overall crop management.

Last Modified: 9/10/2014
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