UAV Based Detection of 2,4-D Injury in Cotton Using Vegetation Indices

December 2020 | 5 min., 55 sec.
by Ubaldo Torres
Texas Tech University

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​Torres reports findings from research in which several low rates of 2,4-D herbicide were sprayed midseason on cotton. An unmanned aerial system (UAS) was used to collect weekly data, and various vegetation indices were applied to detect differences between treatments. Several vegetation indices were able to distinguish between the crops treated with low rates of 2,4-D and the nontreated control.

About the Presenter

Ubaldo TorresUbaldo Torres is a graduate research assistant at Texas Tech University. He is working toward a master of ​​science degree in plant and soil science with an emphasis on crop protection/weed science. 

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