Title

Targeting Precision Agrichemical Applications to Increase Productivity

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

1999

Abstract

Spatial variability of weeds in a field was used as input information for a bio-economic weed control model to generate preemergence, pre- plus postemergence, and postemergence herbicide strategies at three field locations. Weed control effectiveness, crop production, and profitability were estimated and compared with a producer's blanket herbicide application at each site. The recommendations from the bio-economic model were less expensive than the producer's treatment and resulted in similar or better weed control, yield, and net return. Using site-specific herbicide application and placement would optimize economic returns and environmental safety, benefiting the producer and society.

Publication Title

Precision Agriculture

DOI of Published Version

10.2134/1999.precisionagproc4.c75b

Publisher

American Society of Agronomy

Comments

P.C. Robert, R.H. Rust and W.E. Larson (ed.)

ISBN: 978-0-89118-258-0

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