Database Research Summaries2018 Small Unmanned Aircraft Thermal Infrared Imaging System to Identify Soybean Drought Tolerant Varieties
The focus of this project is to provide a high throughput phenotyping platform and enhance capabilities to select not only drought but in future disease and pest resistant varieties as well
- Record in-season soybean canopy thermal profiles using thermal infrared imaging system (TIRIS).
- Evaluate the effectiveness of whole-plot thermal imaging for high-throughput phenotyping.
- The aerial imagery collected from field sites was analyzed to develop orthomosaics for color, color infrared and thermal data.
- The crop data will be used Weather and late rains delayed harvesting of soybean crop. However, the crop data indicating wilting scores, and yield was collected from selected sites.
- The data is being processed. The crop data and aerial imagery data will be analyzed statistically to draw conclusions.
Rapid identification of drought-resistant varieties could enhance the capabilities of producers to more efficiently used available water resources and grow better crops even in deficient irrigation/moisture conditions.
For more information about this research project, please visit the National Soybean Checkoff Research Database.
Funded in part by the soybean checkoff.