Jerry L. Hatfield

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The paper investigates the value of using distinct vegetation indices to quantify and characterize agricultural crop characteristics at different growth stages. Research was conducted on four crops (corn, soybean, wheat, and canola) over eight years grown under different tillage practices and nitrogen management practices that varied rate and timing. Six(More)
Climate-smart agriculture (CSA) addresses the challenge of meeting the growing demand for food, fibre and fuel, despite the changing climate and fewer opportunities for agricultural expansion on additional lands. CSA focuses on contributing to economic development, poverty reduction and food security; maintaining and enhancing the productivity and(More)
Drought has always been a concern to water management in the United States, from the dust bowl era of the 1930s to the current long-term droughts affecting major portions of the western United States. But the challenge of planning for drought may be fundamentally changing, particularly in the West, where climate change is expected to increase the likelihood(More)
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