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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: CROP AND SOIL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS FOR WATER QUALITY PROTECTION AND AGRICULTURAL SUSTAINABILITY

Location: Agroecosystem Management Research

Title: Evaluation of new active sensors on corn

Authors
item Schepers, James
item Holland, K - HOLLAND SCIENTIFIC NE
item Shanahan, John

Submitted to: Agronomy Abstracts
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: October 15, 2007
Publication Date: November 1, 2007
Citation: Schepers, J.S., Holland, K., Shanahan, J.F. 2007. Evaluation of new active sensors on corn. Agronomy Abstracts #193-5.

Technical Abstract: In-season nitrogen management for corn is a challenge because the crop is growing rapidly and active sensors, as well as imagery, have difficulty penetrating very deep into the canopy. Remote sensing technologies strive to evaluate plant chlorophyll status (greenness) as an indication of current nitrogen availability in soil and accumulated biomass as an indication of crop vigor. Several new active sensors were evaluated relative to commercially available active sensors for their ability to assess plant chlorophyll status and biomass. The goal is to develop vegetation indices that have greater sensitivity to plant N status.

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