ROBERT BURNS/Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service—
This is one of the prototype sensors Dr. Alex Thomasson and colleagues are proposing to use for taking measurements of energy sorghum variety trial plants. Such a system has the potential to take automated measurements of thousands of plants individually, at a much higher level of accuracy than humans — and even work at night.
COLLEGE STATION -- Imagine, if you will, a tractor pulling a fertilizer wagon traveling at 8 to 9 mph along a field of thousands of sorghum test plants. . . .
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