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Research Project: Aerial Application Technology for Sustainable Crop Production

Location: Aerial Application Technology Research

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

Site-specific management of cotton root rot using airborne and high resolution satellite imagery and variable rate technology - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Monitoring cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) germination using ultrahigh-resolution UAS images - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, R., Chu, T., Landivar, J., Yang, C., Maeda, M. 2018. Monitoring cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) germination using ultrahigh-resolution UAS images. Precision Agriculture. 19:161-177.

Determining water sensitive card spread factors for real world tank mixes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Aerial remote sensing survey of Fusarium wilt of cotton in New Mexico and Texas - (Proceedings)
Yang, C., Woodward, J., Nichols, R. 2018. Aerial remote sensing survey of Fusarium wilt of cotton in New Mexico and Texas. National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference. p. 550-554.

Site-specific management of cotton root rot using historical remote sensing imagery - (Proceedings)
Yang, C., Odvody, G., Thomasson, J., Isakeit, T., Nichols, R. 2018. Site-specific management of cotton root rot using historical remote sensing imagery. National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference. p. 544-549.

Monitoring cotton root rot by synthetic Sentinel-2 NDVI time series using improved spatial and temporal data fusion - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wu, M., Yang, C., Song, X., Hoffmann, W.C., Huang, W., Niu, Z., Wang, C., Wang, L. 2018. Monitoring cotton root rot by synthetic Sentinel-2 NDVI time series using improved spatial and temporal data fusion. Scientific Reports. 8:2016.

Mass balance and swath displacement evaluations from agricultural application field trials - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Spatial heterogeneity of subsurface soil texture drives the landscape-scale pattern of woody patches in a subtropical savanna - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhou, Y., Boutton, T., Wu, B., Yang, C. 2017. Spatial heterogeneity of subsurface soil texture drives the landscape-scale pattern of woody patches in a subtropical savanna. Landscape Ecology. 32:915-929.

Active optical sensor assessment of spider mite damage on greenhouse beans and cotton - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Martin, D.E., Latheef, M.A. 2018. Active optical sensor assessment of spider mite damage on greenhouse beans and cotton. Experimental and Applied Acarology. 74:147-158.

Creating prescription maps from satellite imagery for site-specific management of cotton root rot - (Proceedings)
Yang, C., Song, X., Wu, M., Nichols, R. 2017. Creating prescription maps from satellite imagery for site-specific management of cotton root rot. Proceedings of the Asian Conference on Precision Agriculture, October 16-18, 2017, Hamilton, New Zealand. 2017 CDROM.

Airborne and satellite remote sensors for precision agriculture - (Book / Chapter)

Evaluation of Sentinel-2A satellite imagery for mapping cotton root rot - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Song, X., Yang, C., Wu, M., Yang, G., Zhao, C., Hoffmann, W.C., Huang, W. 2017. Evaluation of Sentinel-2A satellite imagery for mapping cotton root rot. Remote Sensing. 9, 906.

Crop classification and LAI estimation using original and resolution-reduced images from consumer-grade cameras - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhang, J., Yang, C., Song, H., Hoffmann, W.C., Yeyin, S., Zhang, D., Zhang, G. 2017. Crop classification and LAI estimation using original and resolution-reduced images from consumer-grade cameras. Remote Sensing. 9, 1054.

Efficacy of electrostatically-charged Glyphosate on ryegrass - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Martin, D.E., Latheef, M.A. 2017. Efficacy of electrostatically-charged Glyphosate on ryegrass. Journal of Electrostatics. 90:45-53.

Aerial electrostatic spray deposition and canopy penetration in cotton - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Martin, D.E., Latheef, M.A. 2017. Aerial electrostatic spray deposition and canopy penetration in cotton. Journal of Electrostatics. 90:38-44.

A case study of comparing radiometrically calibrated reflectance of an image mosaic from unmanned aerial system with that of a single image from manned aircraft over a same area - (Proceedings)
Shi, Y., Thomasson, J., Yang, C., Cope, D., Sim, C. 2017. A case study of comparing radiometrically calibrated reflectance of an image mosaic from unmanned aerial system with that of a single image from manned aircraft over a same area. Proceedings of SPIE. Vol. 10218, 102180B-1.

Automated geographic registration and radiometric correction for UAV-based mosaics - (Proceedings)
Thomasson, J., Yeyin, S., Sim, C., Yang, C., Cope, D. 2017. Automated geographic registration and radiometric correction for UAV-based mosaics. Proceedings of SPIE. Vol. 10218, 102180K-1.

Site-specific management of cotton root rot using airborne and satellite imagery and variable rate technology - (Other)
Yang, C., Odvody, G., Thomasson, J., Isakeit, T., Minzenmayer, R., Drake, D., Norton, R., Barnes, E., Nichols, R. 2017. Site-specific management of cotton root rot using airborne and satellite imagery and variable rate technology. Cotton Inc., Bulletin, Cary, NC. 4 p.

Spatial variability analysis of within-field winter wheat nitrogen and grain quality using canopy fluorescence sensor measurements - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Song, X., Yang, G., Yang, C., Wang, J., Cui, B. 2017. Spatial variability analysis of within-field winter wheat nitrogen and grain quality using canopy fluorescence sensor measurements. Remote Sensing. 9:237.

The impact of spray adjuvants on solution physical properties and spray droplet size - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fritz, B.K., Hoffmann, W.C., Gizotti-De-Moraes, J., Guerrerio, M., Golus, J., Kruger, G. 2018. The impact of spray adjuvants on solution physical properties and spray droplet size. Journal of ASTM International. 37:22-32.

Updating the USDA ARS rotary wing nozzle models - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fritz, B.K., Hoffmann, W.C. 2017. Updating the USDA ARS rotary wing nozzle models. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 33(5):631-640.

Current status and future trends of precision agricultural aviation technologies - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lan, Y., Chen, S., Fritz, B.K. 2017. Current status and future trends of precision agricultural aviation technologies. International Journal of Agricultural and Biological Engineering. 10(3):1-17.

Evaluation of orthomosics and digital surface models derived from aerial imagery for crop mapping - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wu, M., Yang, C., Song, X., Hoffmann, W.C., Huang, W., Niu, Z., Wang, C., Wang, L. 2017. Evaluation of orthomosics and digital surface models derived from aerial imagery for crop mapping. Remote Sensing. doi:10.3390/rs9030239.

Integration of aerial imaging and variable-rate technology for site-specific aerial herbicide application - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yang, C., Martin, D.E. 2017. Integration of aerial imaging and variable-rate technology for site-specific aerial herbicide application. Transactions of the ASABE. 60(3):635-644.

Site-specific management of cotton root rot using airborne and satellite imagery - (Proceedings)
Yang, C., Odvody, G., Thomasson, J., Isakeit, T., Drake, D., Nichols, R. 2017. Site-specific management of cotton root rot using airborne and satellite imagery. National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference. pp. 368-373. CD-ROM.

Comparison of aerial imagery from manned and unmanned aircraft platforms for monitoring cotton growth - (Proceedings)
Yang, C., Landivar, J., Murilo, M., Jung, J., Starek, M., Chu, T., Chang, A. 2017. Comparison of aerial imagery from manned and unmanned aircraft platforms for monitoring cotton growth. National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference. pp. 361-367. CD-ROM.

The synergistic effects of almond protection fungicides on honey bee (Apis mellifera) forager survival - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fisher, A., Coleman, C., Hoffmann, W.C., Fritz, B.K., Rangel, J. 2017. The synergistic effects of almond protection fungicides on honey bee (Apis mellifera) forager survival. Journal of Economic Entomology. 110(3):802-808.

Early identification of cotton fields using mosaicked aerial multispectral imagery - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yang, C., Suh, C.P., Westbrook, J.K. 2017. Early identification of cotton fields using mosaicked aerial multispectral imagery. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing (JARS). 11(1):016008.

Unmanned aerial vehicles for high-throughput phenotyping and agronomic research - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shi, Y., Thomasson, A., Murray, S., Pugh, N.A., Rooney, W.L., Shafian, S., Rajan, N., Rouze, G., Morgan, C.L., Neely, H.L., Rana, A., Bagavathiannan, M.V., Henrickson, J., Bowden, E., Valasek, J., Olsenholler, J., Bishop, M.P., Sheridan, R., Putman, E.B., Popescu, S., Burks, T., Cope, D., Ibrahim, A., McCutchen, B.F., Baltensperger, D.D., Avant, R.V., Vidrine, M., Yang, C. 2016. Unmanned aerial vehicles for high-throughput phenotyping and agronomic research. PLoS One. 11(7):e0159781.

Cotton growth modeling and assessment using UAS visual-band imagery - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chu, T., Chen, R., Landivar, J., Maeda, M., Yang, C., Starek, M. 2016. Cotton growth modeling and assessment using UAS visual-band imagery. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing (JARS). 10(3):036018.

Aerially released spray penetration of a tall coniferous canopy - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thistle, H., Reardon, R., Bonds, J., Fritz, B.K., Hoffmann, W.C., Kees, G., Grob, I., Hewitt, A., O'Donnell, C., Onken, B. 2016. Aerially released spray penetration of a tall coniferous canopy. Transactions of the ASABE. 59(5):1221-1231.

Evaluation of spray drift from backpack and UTV spraying - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thistle, H.W., Bonds, J.S., Kees, G.J., Fritz, B.K. 2017. Evaluation of spray drift from backpack and UTV spraying. Transactions of the ASABE. 60(1):41-50.

Converting aerial imagery to application maps - (Popular Publication)
Yang, C., Hoffmann, W.C. 2016. Converting aerial imagery to application maps. Agricultural Aviation. pp. 72-74.

The influence of nozzle type, operating pressure, and tank-mixture components on droplet characteristics and the EPA's drift reduction rating - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Henry, R., Fritz, B.K., Hoffmann, W.C., Kruger, G. 2016. The influence of nozzle type, operating pressure, and tank-mixture components on droplet characteristics and the EPA's drift reduction rating. Journal of ASTM International. doi:10.1520/STP159520150098.

Aerial imaging with manned aircraft for precision agriculture - (Popular Publication)
Yang, C. 2016. Aerial imaging with manned aircraft for precision agriculture. Resource Engineering and Technology for a Sustainable World. Jul/Aug 2016. 3 pp. http://www.resourcemagonline.com.

Remote sensing evaluation of twospotted spider mite damage on greenhouse cotton - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Martin, D.E., Latheef, M.A. 2017. Remote sensing evaluation of twospotted spider mite damage on greenhouse cotton. Journal of Visualized Experiments. doi:10.3791/54314.

Creating prescription maps from historical imagery for site-specific management of cotton root rot - (Proceedings)
Yang, C., Odvody, G., Thomasson, J., Isakeit, T., Nichols, R. 2016. Creating prescription maps from historical imagery for site-specific management of cotton root rot. Proceedings of the Annual Precision Ag Conference. https://www.ispag.org/session_detail?sid=37.

Model based decision support system for agrochemical applications for MMAT nozzles - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fritz, B.K., Czaczyk, Z., Hoffmann, W.C. 2016. Model based decision support system for agrochemical applications for MMAT nozzles. Journal of Plant Protection Research. 56(2):178-185.

The effect of adjuvants at high spray pressures for aerial applications - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fritz, B.K., Hoffmann, W.C., Henry, R. 2016. The effect of adjuvants at high spray pressures for aerial applications. American Society for Testing and Materials. doi:10.1520/STP159520150086.

Evaluation of spray droplet spectrum of sprayers used for vector control - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Farooq, M., Hoffmann, W.C., Fritz, B.K., Cote, N., Walker, T., Smith, V. 2016. Evaluation of spray droplet spectrum of sprayers used for vector control. Atomization and Sprays. 26(8):739-754.

Measuring spray droplet size from agricultural nozzles using laser diffraction - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fritz, B.K., Hoffmann, W.C. 2016. Measuring spray droplet size from agricultural nozzles using laser diffraction. Journal of Visualized Experiments. (115), e54533. doi:10.3791/54533.

Evaluation of an airborne remote sensing platform consisting of two consumer-grade cameras for crop identification - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhang, J., Yang, C., Song, H., Hoffmann, W.C., Zhang, D., Zhang, G. 2016. Evaluation of an airborne remote sensing platform consisting of two consumer-grade cameras for crop identification. Remote Sensing. 8:257.

Comparison of mosaicking techniques for airborne images from consumer-grade cameras - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Song, H., Yang, C., Zhang, J., Hoffmann, W.C., He, D., Thomasson, A. 2016. Comparison of mosaicking techniques for airborne images from consumer-grade cameras. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing (JARS). 10:016030.

Change detection of cotton root rot infection over a 10-year interval using airborne multispectral imagery - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yang, C., Odvody, G., Thomasson, J., Isakeit, T., Nichols, R. 2016. Change detection of cotton root rot infection over a 10-year interval using airborne multispectral imagery. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 123:154-162.

Site-specific Topguard application based on aerial imagery for effective management of cotton root rot - (Proceedings)
Yang, C., Odvody, G., Thomasson, J., Isakeit, T., Nichols, R. 2016. Site-specific Topguard application based on aerial imagery for effective management of cotton root rot. Proceedings Beltwide Cotton Conference. pp. 491-496.

Site-specific relationships between cotton root rot and soil properties - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cribben, C.D., Thomasson, J.A., Ge, Y., Morgan, C.S., Yang, C., Isakeit, T., Nichols, R.L. 2016. Site-specific relationships between cotton root rot and soil properties. Journal of Cotton Science. 20:67-75.

Combining fuzzy set theory and nonlinear stretching enhancement for unsupervised classification of cotton root rot - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Song, H., Yang, C., Zhang, J., He, D., Thomasson, J.A. 2015. Combining fuzzy set theory and nonlinear stretching enhancement for unsupervised classification of cotton root rot. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing (JARS). 9:096013.

A practical interpretation and use of the USDA aerial fixed-wing nozzle models - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fritz, B.K., Hoffmann, W.C., Bretthauer, S. 2016. A practical interpretation and use of the USDA aerial fixed-wing nozzle models. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 32(1):29-35.

A low-cost dual-camera imaging system for aerial applicators - (Popular Publication)
Yang, C., Hoffmann, W.C. 2015. A low-cost dual-camera imaging system for aerial applicators. Agricultural Aviation. 42(5):44-47.

Effects of spray adjuvants on spray droplet size from a rotary atomizer Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hoffmann, W.C., Fritz, B.K., Yang, C. 2016. Effects of spray adjuvants on spray droplet size from a rotary atomizer. American Society for Testing and Materials. 35:52-60. doi:10.1520/STP1587201400992.

Assessing the fate of an aromatic hydrocarbon fluid in agricultural spray applications using the three-stage ADVOCATE model framework - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Toose, L., Warren, C., Mackay, D., Pinkerton, T., Letinski, D., Manning, R., Connelly, M., Rohde, A., Fritz, B.K., Hoffmann, W.C. 2015. Assessing the fate of an aromatic hydrocarbon fluid in agricultural spray applications using the three-stage ADVOCATE model framework. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 63(31):6866-6875.

Response surface method for evaluation of the performance of agricultural application spray nozzles - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fritz, B.K., Hoffmann, W.C., Anderson, J. 2016. Response surface method for evaluation of the performance of agricultural application spray nozzles. Pesticide Formulation and Delivery Systems: 35th Volume, American Society for Testing and Materials STP1587, G.R. Goss, ed., ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA. pp. 61-76. doi:10.1520/STP158720140100.

Feasibility study on Huanglongbing (citrus greening) detection based on WorldView-2 satellite imagery - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Li, X., Lee, W., Li, M., Ehsani, R., Mishra, A., Yang, C. 2015. Feasibility study on Huanglongbing (citrus greening) detection based on WorldView-2 satellite imagery. Biosystems Engineering. 132:28-38.

Hyperspectral image classification for mapping agricultural tillage practices - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ran, Q., Li, W., Du, Q., Yang, C. 2015. Hyperspectral image classification for mapping agricultural tillage practices. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing (JARS). 9:097298.

A low-cost single-camera imaging system for aerial applicators - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yang, C., Hoffmann, W.C. 2015. A low-cost single-camera imaging system for aerial applicators. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing (JARS). 9:096064.

Evaluation of selected acaricides against two-spotted spider mite (Acari: Tetranychidae) on greenhouse cotton using multispectral data - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Martin, D.E., Latheef, M.A., Lopez, J. 2015. Evaluation of selected acaricides against two-spotted spider mite (Acari: Tetranychidae) on greenhouse cotton using multispectral data. Experimental and Applied Acarology. 66(2):227-245.

Precision agriculture in large-scale mechanized farming - (Book / Chapter)
Yang, C., Sui, R., Lee, W. 2016. Precision agriculture in large-scale mechanized farming. In: Zhang, Q., ed., Precision Agriculture Technology for Crop Farming. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. p. 177-211.

Influence of herbicide active ingredient, nozzle type, orifice size, spray pressure, and carrier volume rate on spray droplet size characteristics - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Creech, C., Henry, R., Fritz, B.K., Kruger, G. 2015. Influence of herbicide active ingredient, nozzle type, orifice size, spray pressure, and carrier volume rate on spray droplet size characteristics. Weed Technology. 29(2):298-310.

Evaluating effective swath width and droplet distribution of aerial spraying systems on M-18B and Thrush 510G airplanes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhang, D., Chen, L., Zhang, R., Xu, G., Lan, Y., Hoffmann, W.C., Wang, X., Xu, M. 2015. Evaluating effective swath width and droplet distribution of aerial spraying systems on M-18B and Thrush 510G airplanes. International Journal of Agricultural and Biological Engineering. 8(2):21-30.

Spray drift reduction test method correlation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Elsik, C., Fritz, B.K. 2015. Spray drift reduction test method correlation. Journal of ASTM International. doi: 10.1520/STP157920130171.

Using airborne imagery to monitor cotton root rot infection before and after fungicide treatment - (Proceedings)
Yang, C., Odvody, G., Minzenmayer, R., Nichols, R., Isakeit, T., Thomasson, A. 2015. Using airborne imagery to monitor cotton root rot infection before and after fungicide treatment. Proceedings of the Annual Precision Ag Conference. International Society of Precision Agriculture. Online.

Early identification of cotton fields using mosaicked aerial imagery - (Proceedings)
Yang, C., Suh, C.P., Westbrook, J.K., Eyster, R.S. 2015. Early identification of cotton fields using mosaicked aerial imagery. Proceedings of the Beltwide Cotton Conference. p. 901-906.

Using mosaicked airborne imagery to assess cotton root rot infection on a regional basis - (Proceedings)
Yang, C., Castillo, C., Odvody, G., Thomasson, A., Isakeit, T., Minzenmayer, R., Nichols, R. 2015. Using mosaicked airborne imagery to assess cotton root rot infection on a regional basis. Proceedings of the Beltwide Cotton Conference. p. 614-619.

Update to the USDA-ARS fixed-wing spray nozzle models - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fritz, B.K., Hoffmann, W.C. 2015. Update to the USDA-ARS fixed-wing spray nozzle models. Transactions of the ASABE. 58(2):281-295.

A Low-Cost Imaging System for Aerial Applicators - (Other)
Yang, C., Hoffmann, W.C. 2014. A Low-Cost Imaging System for Aerial Applicators. Agricultural Aviation. 41(6):45-51.

The biological effect of cage design corrected for reductions in spray penetration - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fritz, B.K., Hoffmann, W.C., Bonds, J., Haas, K., Zbigniew, C. 2014. The biological effect of cage design corrected for reductions in spray penetration. Journal of Plant Protection Research. 54(4):395-400.

Evaluating unsupervised and supervised image classification methods for mapping cotton root rot - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yang, C., Odvody, G.N., Fernandez, C.J., Landivar, J.A., Minzenmayer, R.R., Nichols, R.L. 2015. Evaluating unsupervised and supervised image classification methods for mapping cotton root rot. Precision Agriculture. 16:201-215.

A Multiyear Study on Seasonal Flight Activity Based on Captures of Southern Green Stink Bug (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) in Blacklight Traps in Central Texas - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lopez, J., Latheef, M.A., Hoffmann, W.C. 2014. A multiyear study on seasonal flight activity based on captures of southern green stink bug (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) in blacklight traps in Central Texas. Journal of Cotton Science. 18:153-165.

An airborne multispectral imaging system based on two consumer-grade cameras for agricultural remote sensing - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yang, C., Westbrook, J.K., Suh, C.P., Martin, D.E., Hoffmann, W.C., Lan, Y., Fritz, B.K., Goolsby, J. 2014. An airborne multispectral imaging system based on two consumer-grade cameras for agricultural remote sensing. Remote Sensing. 6:5257-5278.

Extended spectral angle mapping (ESAM) for citrus greening disease detection using airborne hyperspectral imaging - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Li, H., Lee, W., Wang, K., Ehsani, R., Yang, C. 2014. Extended spectral angle mapping (ESAM) for citrus greening disease detection using airborne hyperspectral imaging. Precision Agriculture. 15:162-183.

Remote sensing of vegetative cotton to assist boll weevil eradication - (Proceedings)
Yang, C., Suh, C.P., Westbrook, J.K., Eyster, R.S. 2014. Remote sensing of vegetative cotton to assist boll weevil eradication. Proceedings of Beltwide Cotton Conference. p. 766-770.

Monitoring cotton root rot infection in fungicide-treated cotton fields using airborne imagery - (Proceedings)
Yang, C., Odvody, G., Minzenmayer, R., Nichols, R., Isakeit, T., Thomasson, A., Fernandez, C., Landivar, J. 2014. Monitoring cotton root rot infection in fungicide-treated cotton fields using airborne imagery. Proceedings of the Beltwide Cotton Conference. pp. 439-446.

Toxicity of selected acaricides in a glass-vial bioassay to two-spotted spider mite (Acari: Tetranychidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Latheef, M.A., Hoffmann, W.C. 2014. Toxicity of selected acaricides in a glass-vial bioassay to two-spotted spider mite (Acari: Tetranychidae). Southwestern Entomologist. 39(1):29-36.