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Research Project: Incorporating Environmental Sensing and Plant Growth Monitoring to Improve Yield FY 2016

Location: Delta Water Management Research

Project Number: 6024-13000-003-18-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Aug 19, 2016
End Date: Aug 18, 2019

Objective:
To incorporate environmental sensing and plant growth monitoring data into useful metrics for production decision making that will improve resource use efficiency for irrigation and nutrients, preserving yield and reducing environmental impact.

Approach:
Use field and plot scale research sites in the Lower Mississippi River Basin to the measure agricultural crop plant response to field environments. Use these measurements to generate decision guides for irrigation, nutrient and overall crop management.