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18-11-1997 12:00 AM

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Recent advancements in yield monitors and global positioning systems that can create spatial yield maps has generated much excitement and controversy among farmers and researchers. Site-specific field management promises to maximize field level net return and minimize environmental impact by managing fields using spatially variable management practices. The success of site-specific field management depends upon discovery of relationships between environment, management, and resulting yield variability, and ultimately, how these relationships can be exploited to compute optimum prescriptions. Farmers are faced with trying to determine how to manage variability to improve profits. Researchers are trying to develop methods to analyze causes of yield variability, and determine how to develop prescriptions for fertility, and cultural practices to capitalize on variability across field. While environmental, management, soil, and pest factors have been studied for many years, researchers are just beginning to determine how these factors vary across fields, contributing to spatial yield variability.

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Nov 18th, 12:00 AM

The Role of Water Stress in Creating Spatial Yield Variability in Soybeans

Recent advancements in yield monitors and global positioning systems that can create spatial yield maps has generated much excitement and controversy among farmers and researchers. Site-specific field management promises to maximize field level net return and minimize environmental impact by managing fields using spatially variable management practices. The success of site-specific field management depends upon discovery of relationships between environment, management, and resulting yield variability, and ultimately, how these relationships can be exploited to compute optimum prescriptions. Farmers are faced with trying to determine how to manage variability to improve profits. Researchers are trying to develop methods to analyze causes of yield variability, and determine how to develop prescriptions for fertility, and cultural practices to capitalize on variability across field. While environmental, management, soil, and pest factors have been studied for many years, researchers are just beginning to determine how these factors vary across fields, contributing to spatial yield variability.