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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Fluorescence Techniques for Agriculture Applications

Authors
item Mcmurtrey Iii, James
item Corp, L - NASA-GSFC
item KIM, MOON
item Chappelle, E - NASA-GSFC
item DAUGHTRY, CRAIG
item Dibenedetto, J - SPECIAL TECHNOLOGIES INC

Submitted to: Photonics for Industrial Applications International Symposium
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: December 20, 2000
Publication Date: N/A

Interpretive Summary: A critical review of fluorescence techniques for agricultural field applications is presented. The paper presents an authoritative overview of the fluorescence technology in this area including developments, current status, and projections for future directions. Studies indicate potential for spectral fluorescence technology at the field cropping level. Fluorescence technologies for monitoring the cropping system attributes in the agricultural scene are relatively new concepts that have been introduced to a small audience. They will need further improvements and extensive evaluations to fully develop their potentials. A number of possible uses for agricultural applications are illustrated.

Technical Abstract: Studies indicate potential for spectral fluorescence technology at the field cropping level but the technology is in its infancy in regards to its actual use in agricultural practice. Some projected applications of fluorescence in agriculture include precision management of nitrogen fertilizers, detection of crop stresses, detection of weed species for precision spraying, crop residue management and detection of spectral markers inserted in plant genomes. Fluorescence technologies for monitoring the cropping system attributes in the agricultural scene are relatively new concepts that have been introduced to a small audience. They will need further improvements and extensive evaluations to fully develop their potentials. A number of possible uses for agricultural applications are illustrated.

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