Yield Mapping in Precision Farming
Spatial variability of yield is very important in precision farming. With a yield monitor system installed on combine harvester, the yield data can be collected automatically while harvesting. In this paper, the component and the working theory of the yield monitor system were introduced. Performance of main sensors and the method improving GPS position accuracy were analyzed. Based on the analysis, a new grain yield monitor is developed and performance tested. The crop harvested was wheat, and the harvesting combine used to equip the monitor was JL1603, a typical machine in northern China with 4 m of header width. And. The yield map was created to support decision making in precision agriculture.
Keywordsprecision agriculture yield monitor system grain flow sensor yield map
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