yield monitor

yield monitor

[′yēld ‚man·əd·ər]
(agriculture)
An instrument used in precision agriculture to measure either the volume or the mass of the harvested portion of a crop using a variety of engineering principles, including light interception, radiation absorption, measurement of impact force, and directly weighing the crop.
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Indeed, one of our independent adjudicators, Rob Forrest, who was with me on the combine at the time, had to take a picture of the yield monitor to prove his eyes weren't deceiving him.
R], Pompeia, Sao Paulo State, Brazil) using an integrated yield monitor based on volume flow measurement.
Yield monitor units that track bushels per acre during harvest, range from $6,000 to $10,000.
This system complements the cotton yield monitor, which measures the quantity of cotton at any given position in the field.
According to the firm's quarterly Rent and Yield Monitor, office rents nationally have fallen by an average of 10.
In his combine, Uphoff has a yield monitor that updates yields every two seconds.
4% and remained positive, says CB Hillier Parker's quarterly rent and yield monitor.
Many farmers who started collecting yield monitor data in 1992 still struggle with using those data for strategic planning.
In the first volume, contributors from GIS and from agriculture discuss such topics as managing nitrogen in sugar beet using remote sensing and GIS, developing productivity zones from multiple years of yield monitor data, and assessing variable-depth tillage.
With every click of the yield monitor, farmers measure their return on investment in bushels per acre.
At the other end of precision farming is the yield monitor.