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Title: Methods and systems for seed planting management and control

Abstract

A seed planting system providing optimal seed spacing in an agricultural field. The seed planting system includes a mobile seed planter having one or more planting shoes, or members being adapted for towing by a farm vehicle or being self-propelled. Sensors, disposed proximate to respective planting shoes, detect seed planting events and send corresponding signals to a computer. Contemporaneously, a geospatial locator acquires, and transmits to the computer, the geospatial location of each planted seed. The computer correlates the geospatial location data with the seed deposition data and generates a seed distribution profile indicating the location of each seed planted in a zone of interest to enable the control of speed spacing.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [2];  [1]
  1. (Idaho Falls, ID)
  2. (Rigby, ID)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID
OSTI Identifier:
874419
Patent Number(s):
6386128
Assignee:
Bechtel BWXT Idaho. LLC (Idaho Falls, ID) INEEL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-94ID13223
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
methods; systems; seed; planting; management; control; providing; optimal; spacing; agricultural; field; mobile; planter; shoes; adapted; towing; farm; vehicle; self-propelled; sensors; disposed; proximate; detect; events; send; signals; computer; contemporaneously; geospatial; locator; acquires; transmits; location; planted; correlates; data; deposition; generates; distribution; profile; indicating; zone; enable; speed; /111/701/

Citation Formats

Svoboda, John M., Hess, J. Richard, Hoskinson, Reed L., and Harker, David J. Methods and systems for seed planting management and control. United States: N. p., 2002. Web.
Svoboda, John M., Hess, J. Richard, Hoskinson, Reed L., & Harker, David J. Methods and systems for seed planting management and control. United States.
Svoboda, John M., Hess, J. Richard, Hoskinson, Reed L., and Harker, David J. Tue . "Methods and systems for seed planting management and control". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/874419.
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abstractNote = {A seed planting system providing optimal seed spacing in an agricultural field. The seed planting system includes a mobile seed planter having one or more planting shoes, or members being adapted for towing by a farm vehicle or being self-propelled. Sensors, disposed proximate to respective planting shoes, detect seed planting events and send corresponding signals to a computer. Contemporaneously, a geospatial locator acquires, and transmits to the computer, the geospatial location of each planted seed. The computer correlates the geospatial location data with the seed deposition data and generates a seed distribution profile indicating the location of each seed planted in a zone of interest to enable the control of speed spacing.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2002},
month = {1}
}

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