Small Grains North Dakota (761212)

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By Marvin E. Bauer

The objective of this experiment is to determine the spectral separability of various small grain.

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Version 1.0 - published on 21 Apr 2015 doi:10.4231/R7ZC80SG - cite this Archived on 25 Oct 2016

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The objective of this experiment is to determine the spectral separability of various small grain. The experiment includes spring wheat, durum wheat, winter wheat, spring oats, and barley. Seeding rate and planting date will be uniform for the spring seeded crops. Two soil moisture regimes are available for study since the plots will be on both fallow and wheat land from 1975. The fallow land will have the benefit of approximately 60 percent more stored soil moisture compared to the land on which wheat was grown in 1975.

This experiment is a continuation of the small grains North Dakota experiment for 1975 and is also related to the small grains Kansas experiments done at the Finney County, Kansas agriculture experiment station during 1975 and 1976. These data were collected as a part of the LACIE Field Measurements Project; more information can be found in the LACIE Field Measurements Project Plan, 1975-76 and in the LACIE Field Measurements Data Library Catalog Volume II, 1976 crop year.

The test took place in 1976.

The supporting docs include a brief summary of used instruments, a wavelength table (Wavelength_ASCII.txt), reflectance note and reflectance tables (ReflectanceTable206.txt and ReflectanceTableMulti.txt), and file format description (ExperimentDataFormat3.txt). The format description file is in ASCII format in lines of 80 characters.

This research dataset is part the Field Research Data Library that consists of over 200,000 spectral observations of soils and vegetation that have been collected since 1972 till 1991 as part of the research focused on vegetation and soils at the Laboratory for Applications of Remote Sensing (LARS) located at the Purdue University,

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  • Location: Experiment Station, Williston, ND
  • County: Williams
  • Latitude/Longitude: 0480758N 1034434W
  • Illumination: Solar
  • Spectrometer: Exotech 20C-SW
  • Wavelength Range: 0.40-2.40
  • Experiment Type: Crops - Oats, Durum, Barley, Spring Wheat
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