Evaluation of agronomic and economic benefits of using RTK-GPS-based auto-steer guidance systems for peanut digging operations

@article{Ortiz2012EvaluationOA,
  title={Evaluation of agronomic and economic benefits of using RTK-GPS-based auto-steer guidance systems for peanut digging operations},
  author={Brenda V. Ortiz and Kip Balkcom and Leah M. Duzy and Edzard Santen and Dallas Luther Hartzog},
  journal={Precision Agriculture},
  year={2012},
  volume={14},
  pages={357-375}
}
Increasing the peanut (Arachis hypogea L.) digger efficiency by accurate placement over the target rows could minimize damaged pods and yield losses. Producers have traditionally relied solely on tractor operator skills to harvest peanuts. However, as peanut production has shifted to new growing regions in the Southeast US, producers face difficulties digging peanuts under conventional and new management schemes. The present study aimed to: (i) determine the effect of row deviations (RD) of the… 
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