Sensor saves corn fertilizer

Elstein, David
January 2004
Southeast Farm Press;1/21/2004, Vol. 31 Issue 3, p8
Trade Publication
Reports on the sensing system for corn plants developed by John W. Hummel and Scott T. Drummond, U.S. Agricultural Research Service scientists for the application of fertilizers in the plants. Discussion of how the photoelectric sensors work; Description of the sensors; Advantages of the sensors.


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