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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Application and Production Research at Stoneville

Authors
item Thomson, Steven
item Huang, Yanbo
item Sassenrath, Gretchen
item Hanks, James
item Fisher, Daniel
item Lyn, Margaret

Submitted to: Meeting Proceedings
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: February 28, 2009
Publication Date: February 28, 2009
Citation: Thomson, S.J., Huang, Y., Sassenrath, G.F., Hanks, J.E., Fisher, D.K., Lyn, M.E. 2009. Application and Production Research at Stoneville. Mid South Farm and Gin Supply Exhibit, Memphis,TN, February 27-28,2009

Interpretive Summary: The mission of the Application and Production Technology Research Unit is to develop new and improved methods of applying agrochemicals, and to develop and integrate pesticide application, crop production equipment, and cultural and agronomic practices into profitable crop production systems. A summary of research activities for the Unit are highlighted to include aerial application, irrigation scheduling, spatial variability mapping, soil properties sensing and yield mapping, thermal imaging for detection of pending crop stress, variable-rate aerial application, and the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for mosquito control, crop spraying, and remote sensing.

Technical Abstract: Research at the USDA ARS APTRU, Stoneville, MS promotes profitable production systems in keeping with environmental stewardship. Research areas summarized include aerial application, irrigation scheduling, spatial variability mapping, soil properties sensing and yield mapping, thermal imaging for detection of pending crop stress, variable-rate aerial application, and the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for mosquito control, crop spraying and remote sensing.

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