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  • A system including wireless and GPS technologies was designed, constructed and tested for applying precision agriculture to cotton production in the form of fiber-quality mapping. The system includes one subsystem each for harvester, boll buggy and module builder. The harvest area for each basket load of cotton is recorded with GPS and the module into which that basket is dumped is tracked. Thus, bale-level fiber-quality data measured at the classing office can be mapped and spatial variability in fiber quality can be studied and considered in cotton production. The system performed well with a few minor exceptions and recorded data were mapped. The maps of fiber quality (micronaire and loan value) showed significant quality variation and hint at the importance of this system for mapping fiber quality.

author list (cited authors)

  • Thomasson, J. A., Ge, Y., & Sui, R.

complete list of authors

  • Thomasson, JA||Ge, Y||Sui, R

publication date

  • December 2007