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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGIES FOR SUSTAINABLE SITE-SPECIFIC SOIL AND CROP MANAGEMENT Title: Economic and environmental implications of sensor-based N management

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

Submitted to: Better Crops
Publication Type: Trade Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: December 5, 2009
Publication Date: January 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.

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.

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