1a. Objectives (from AD-416):
Use data gathered during harvest to develop and improve crop management tools.
1b. Approach (from AD-416):
Test plots located on the Texas High Plains will be planted with multiple cotton varieties and grown under irrigated and non-irrigated conditions. Remote sensing of the plots at various stages of growth will be performed to evaluate the status of the plants. The plots will be harvested with a machine equipped with a yield monitor. The yield data will be correlated with the remote sensing data to develop yield prediction algorithms.
3. Progress Report:
Test plots were harvested in 2012, and yield maps for each plot were developed and used to evaluate the performance of each cotton variety. The information was used to develop a decision aid tool for use by producers in comparing and selecting cotton varieties. This project was completed in 2012 and this is the final report.