Variety Trial Validation: A Framework to Incorporate on-Farm Data
Variety trial validation is a framework to incorporate on-farm data. This study presents a predictive model for official cultivar trial yields, an innovative solution to the absence of cultivar selection tools based on on-farm data.
- Historical data indicates that cultivar selection is widely accepted to be the most important decision a farmer makes during the year.
- This decision establishes a maximum possible yield and quality, based on the genetic potential of the cultivar.
- Raul Sebastian(1) , Robert G. Hardin(1)
(1)Texas A&M University, College Station, TX Edward M. Barnes(2)
(2)Cotton Incorporated, Cary, NC
Jason K Ward(3)
(3)NC State University, Raleigh, NC
Wesley M Porter(4)
(4)University of Georgia, Tifton, GA
Michael T. Plumblee(5)
(5)Clemson University, Blackville, SC
John D. Wanjura(6)
(6)USDA-ARS Cotton Production and Processing Research Unit, Lubbock, TX