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Title: Evaluation of a load measurement system for cotton harvesters

item Wanjura, John
item Pelletier, Mathew
item Holt, Gregory
item KELLEY, MARK - Texas Agrilife Extension

Submitted to: ASABE Annual International Meeting
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 11/26/2013
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: N/A

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: The objective of this work is to develop and characterize the performance of a system used onboard a cotton harvester for obtaining seed cotton weight data. This system can be used to measure seed cotton weight on a load by load basis, thereby enhancing the ability for a producer to conduct on-farm research to evaluate the yield influence of various treatments applied on a small-plot basis (e.g. variety, tillage, irrigation, chemical, etc.) Further, seed cotton weight data can be used to calibrate yield monitor systems on a semi-continuous basis as crop conditions or varieties change throughout a field.