Submitted to: National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/4/2005
Publication Date: 5/1/2005
Citation: Willers, J.L. 2005. Building a philosophy and analytical framework for site-specific experiments in commercial cotton fields. Proceedings National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference. p. 1442.
Technical Abstract: Traditional experimental designs have proven themselves as useful tools for investigating many aspects of cotton production. However, there are other questions of interest that remain to be answered on larger scales such as entire fields or sets of fields. For these larger landscapes, the small plot experimental design approach is no longer sufficient. The availability of remote sensing data, variable-rate equipped machinery, yield monitors, and other spatial sensor systems offer novel opportunities. These advances when coupled to geographic information systems and generalized linear mixed model software create new methods of analysis. Examples illustrating concepts and selected solutions will be presented.