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Title: Economic and environmental implications of sensor-based N management

Author
item Roberts, Darrin
item Kitchen, Newell
item Sudduth, Kenneth - Ken
item Drummond, Scott
item Scharf, Peter

Submitted to: Better Crops
Publication Type: Trade Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/5/2009
Publication Date: 1/5/2010
Citation: Roberts, D.F., Kitchen, N.R., Sudduth, K.A., Drummond, S.T., Scharf, P.C. 2010. Economic and Environmental Implications of Sensor-based N Management. Better Crops With Plant Food. XCIV (94):4-6.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Active-light reflectance sensors are currently being studied as a tool to guide inseason “reactive” N application. A recent study evaluated the potential economic benefit and environmental implications for sensor-based N application in corn. Economic benefits and N savings were found for most fields. Results from this study support the continued development of sensor-based technology for in-season N management.