Yield Loss Prediction Tool for Field-Specific Risk Management of Asian Soybean Rust

Project Updates - Kentucky May 2007

USA, Lexington Kentucky - July 13th, 2007 (Joe Omielan) - Project Update

This year the plots were planted on May 14, 2007 in 15 inch rows. The same indeterminate varieties were used. They were AG3905 (Group III) and DP4331RR (Group IV). As always planting is a team effort to make sure the plots are straight and the correct seed is put in the ground. Here are some photos from planting.

Hereís the no-till drill in action.

photo showing the drill planter from the rear and in action

Dr. Joe Omielan was driving this year.

photo showing Dr. Joe Omielan in the cabin of the John Deere tractor monitoring the drill planter used for seeding the soybean test plots

However, with a big piece of equipment the driver needs help getting lined up. Here, one of our summer students, Jonathan Riley is directing “traffic”.

photo showing research intern assisting tractor operator with proper row alignment while using the drill planter

Here’s Elena giving the driver a target to sight in on.

photo showing Elena creating a site point for the tractor operator to fix on for proper row alignment

Here, Mee (Jakkapong Sukphan), an intern from Thailand, is staying out of harmís way after making sure the drill was centered on the flags marking the plots.

photo showing research intern assisting tractor operator with proper row alignment while using the drill planter

Elena and Saratha are cleaning the drill between cultivars.

photo showing research team vacuuming the drill planter clean between plantings of different soybean cultivars

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