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Title: A Harvester Based Calibration System for Cotton Yield Monitors

item Wanjura, John
item Pelletier, Mathew
item Holt, Gregory
item KELLEY, MARK - Texas A&M Agrilife

Submitted to: National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/5/2015
Publication Date: 1/5/2015
Citation: Wanjura, J.D., Pelletier, M.G., Holt, G.A., Kelley, M.S. 2015. A Harvester Based Calibration System for Cotton Yield Monitors. National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference. CD ROM.

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.