SITE-SPECIFIC YIELD MAPPING FOR FLORIDA CITRUS

WHITNEY, J. D.

Abstract


In 1997, a research project was initiated at the Lake Alfred CREC to investigate possible precision agriculture applications in Florida citrus. This has been a cooperative effort between researchers, manufacturers, and growers. Accurate site-specific yield mapping is the first step to establish if sufficient variations in yield warrant changing practices within a block. If site-specific inputs are modified, then accurate mapping of yields should be continued to validate whether the change improved the situation. This paper will discuss cooperative efforts to develop an accurate, site-specific yield mapping system using conventional manual harvesting practices. Also, other precision agriculture activities like tree canopy mapping which may be integrated into the precision agriculture management system, are discussed.

Keywords


precision agriculture

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Proc. Fla. State Hort. Soc.     ISSN 0886-7283