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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Steven J. Thomson (Steve)

Research Agricultural Engineer


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Effects of sample storage on spectral reflectance changes in corn leaves excised from the field - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lee, M.A., Huang, Y., Yao, H., Thomson, S.J., Bruce, L.M. 2014. Effects of sample storage on spectral reflectance changes in corn leaves excised from the field. Journal of Agricultural Science. 6(8):214-220.
Agricultural aircraft and thermal imaging - from detecting sand boils at the levee to irrigation management - (Trade Journal)
Thomson, S.J., Huang, Y., Brooks, T.J. 2014. Agricultural aircraft and thermal imaging - from detecting sand boils at the levee to irrigation management. Agricultural Aviation. 41(4):62-65.
Assessment of soybean injury from glyphosate using airborne multispectral remote sensing - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (26-May-14)
Determining the effect of storage of cotton and soybean leaf samples for hyperspectral analysis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lee, M.A., Huang, Y., Haibo, Y., Thomson, S.J., Bruce, L.M. 2014. Determining the effect of storage of cotton and soybean leaf samples for hyperspectral analysis. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing. 7(6):2562-2570.
Early detection of crop injury from herbicide glyphosate by leaf biochemical parameter inversion - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhao, F., Guo, Y., Huang, Y., Reddy, K.N., Lee, M.A., Fletcher, R.S., Thomson, S.J., Zhao, H. 2014. Early detection of crop injury from herbicide glyphosate by leaf biochemical parameter inversion. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation. 31:78-85.
Portable device to assess dynamic accuracy of global positioning systems (GPS) receivers used in agricultural aircraft - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thomson, S.J., Huang, Y., Smith, L.A. 2014. Portable device to assess dynamic accuracy of global positioning systems (GPS) receivers used in agricultural aircraft. International Journal of Agricultural and Biological Engineering. 7(2):68-74.
Early detection of crop injury from glyphosate on soybean and cotton using plant leaf hyperspectral data - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhao, F., Huang, Y., Gao, Y., Reddy, K.N., Lee, M.A., Fletcher, R.S., Thomson, S.J. 2014. Early detection of crop injury from glyphosate on soybean and cotton using plant leaf hyperspectral data. Remote Sensing. 6:1538-1563.
Evaluation of a solid stream radial nozzle on fixed-wing aircraft for penetration of spray within a soybean canopy - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thomson, S.J. 2014. Evaluation of a solid stream radial nozzle on fixed-wing aircraft for penetration of spray within a soybean canopy. Journal of Plant Protection Research. 54(1):96-101.
Development and prospect of unmanned aerial vehicles for agricultural production management - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Huang, Y., Thomson, S.J., Hoffman, W.C., Lan, Y., Fritz, B.K. 2013. Development and prospect of unmanned aerial vehicles for agricultural production management. International Journal of Agricultural and Biological Engineering. 6(3):1-10.
Estimation of cotton yield with varied irrigation and nitrogen treatments using aerial multispectral imagery - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Huang, Y., Sui, R., Thomson, S.J., Fisher, D.K. 2013. Estimation of cotton yield with varied irrigation and nitrogen treatments using aerial multispectral imagery. International Journal of Agricultural and Biological Engineering. 6(3):37-41.
Reducing pesticide drift by considering propeller rotation effects from aerial application and near buffer zones - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thomson, S.J., Womac, A., Mulrooney, J. 2013. Reducing pesticide drift by considering propeller rotation effects from aerial application and near buffer zones. Sustainable Agriculture. 2(3):41-51.
Effects of conidial densities and spray volume of Metarhizium anisopliae and Beauveria bassiana fungal suspensions on conidial viability, droplet size and deposition coverage in bioassay using a novel bioassay spray system - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jin, X., Huang, Y., Thomson, S.J., Elliott, R.B. 2013. Effects of conidial densities and spray volume of Metarhizium anisopliae and Beauveria bassiana fungal suspensions on conidial viability, droplet size and deposition coverage in bioassay using a novel bioassay spray system. Biocontrol Science and Technology. 23:362-366.
Using vegetative index and modified derivative for early detection of soybean plant injury from glyphosate - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yao, H., Huang, Y., Hruska, Z., Thomson, S.J., Reddy, K.N. 2012. Using vegetative index and modified derivative for early detection of soybean plant injury from glyphosate. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 89:145-157.
Aerial multispectral imaging for cotton yield estimation under different irrigation and nitrogen treatments - (Proceedings)
Huang, Y., Sui, R., Thomson, S.J., Fisher, D.K. 2012. Aerial multispectral imaging for cotton yield estimation under different irrigation and nitrogen treatments. Proceedings of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers International (ASABE). Paper No. 121338416, pp. 8.
Assessing crop injury caused by aerially applied glyphosate drift using spray sampling - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Huang, Y., Ding, W., Thomson, S.J., Reddy, K.N., Zablotowicz, R.M. 2012. Assessing crop injury caused by aerially applied glyphosate drift using spray sampling. Transactions of the ASABE. 55(3): 725-731.
Early detection of soybean plant injury from glyphosate by measuring chlorophyll reflectance and fluorescence - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Huang, Y., Thomson, S.J., Molin, W.T., Reddy, K.N., Yao, H. 2012. Early detection of soybean plant injury from glyphosate by measuring chlorophyll reflectance and fluorescence. Journal of Agricultural Science. 4(5):117-124.
Optimizing selection of controllable variables to minimize downwind drift from aerially applied sprays - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Huang, Y., Zhan, W., Fritz, B.K., Thomson, S.J. 2012. Optimizing selection of controllable variables to minimize downwind drift from aerially applied sprays. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 28(3):307-314.
Characterization of spray deposition and drift from a low drift nozzle for aerial application at different application altitudes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Huang, Y., Thomson, S.J. 2011. Characterization of spray deposition and drift from a low drift nozzle for aerial application at different application altitudes. International Journal of Agricultural and Biological Engineering. 4(4):1-6.
Potential and challenges in use of thermal imaging for humid region irrigation system management - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thomson, S.J., Plamondon-Ouellet, C.M., Defauw, S.L., Huang, Y., Fisher, D.K., English, P.J. 2012. Potential and challenges in use of thermal imaging for humid region irrigation system management. Journal of Agricultural Science. 4(4):103-116.
Characterization of in-swath spray deposition for CP-11TT flat-fan nozzles used in low volume aerial application of crop production and protection materials - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Huang, Y., Thomson, S.J. 2011. Characterization of in-swath spray deposition for CP-11TT flat-fan nozzles used in low volume aerial application of crop production and protection materials. Transactions of the ASABE. 54(6):1973-1979.
Detection of plant injury from application of non-selective herbicide by measurement of chlorophyll reflectance and fluorescene - (Proceedings)
Huang, Y., Thomson, S.J., Molin, W.T., Reddy, K.N., Yao, H. 2011. Detection of plant injury from application of non-selective herbicide by measurement of chlorophyll reflectance and fluorescene. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) Annual International Meeting, St. Joseph, MI, paper No 1111330, pp. 7.
Landsat sattelite multi-spectral image classification of land cover and land use changes for GIS-based urbanization analysis in irrigation districts of lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Huang, Y., Fipps, G., Lacey, R., Thomson, S.J. 2011. Landsat sattelite multi-spectral image classification of land cover and land use changes for GIS-based urbanization analysis in irrigation districts of lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing (JARS). 2(1):27-36.
Environmental and spray mixture effects on droplet size represented by water sensitive paper used in spray studies - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thomson, S.J., Lyn, M.E. 2011. Environmental and spray mixture effects on droplet size represented by water sensitive paper used in spray studies. Transactions of the ASABE. 54(3):803-807.
Determination of differences in crop injury from aerial application of glyphosate using vegetation indices - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ortiz, B.V., Thomson, S.J., Huang, Y., Reddy, K.N., Ding, W. 2011. Determination of differences in crop injury from aerial application of glyphosate using vegetation indices. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 77:204-213.
Temporal indications of atmospheric stability affecting off-target spray drift in the midsouth U S - (Proceedings)
Thomson, S.J., Huang, Y., Fritz, B.K. 2011. Temporal indications of atmospheric stability affecting off-target spray drift in the midsouth U S. Proceedings of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers International (ASABE). pp. 8.
Biological response of soybean and cotton to aerial glyphosate drift - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ding, W., Reddy, K.N., Krutz, L.J., Thomson, S.J., Huang, Y., Zablotowicz, R.M. 2011. Biological response of soybean and cotton to aerial glyphosate drift. Journal of Crop Improvement. 25:291-302.
Determination of differences in crop injury from aerial application of glyphosate using vegetation indices and geostatistics - (Proceedings)
Ortiz, B.V., Thomson, S.J., Huang, Y., Reddy, K.N., Ding, W., Stone, H. 2011. Determination of differences in crop injury from aerial application of glyphosate using vegetation indices and geostatistics. Proceedings of International Symposium on Precision Agriculture, Denver, CO, July 18-21, 2010. Paper No 139. pp. 14.
Airborne Multispectral and Thermal Remote Sensing for Detecting the Onset of Crop Stress Caused by Multiple Factors - (Proceedings)
Huang, Y., Thomson, S.J. 2010. Airborne Multispectral and Thermal Remote Sensing for Detecting the Onset of Crop Stress Caused by Multiple Factors. Proceedings of SPIE. Vol. 7924, pp 1-11.
Airborne remote sensing assessment of the damage to cotton caused by spray drift from aerially applied glyphosate through spray deposition measurements - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Huang, Y., Thomson, S.J., 0rtiz, B.V., Reddy, K.N., Ding, W., Zablotowicz, R.M., Bright Jr, J.R. 2010. Airborne remote sensing assessment of the damage to cotton caused by spray drift from aerially applied glyphosate through spray deposition measurements. Journal of Biosystems Engineering. 107:212-220.
Spatial Modeling and Variability Analysis for Modeling and Prediction of Soil and Crop Canopy Coverage Using Multispectral Imagery from an Airborne Remote Sensing System - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Huang, Y., Lan, Y., Ge, Y., Hoffmann, W.C., Thomson, S.J. 2010. Spatial Modeling and Variability Analysis for Modeling and Prediction of Soil and Crop Canopy Coverage Using Multispectral Imagery from an Airborne Remote Sensing System. Transactions of the ASABE. 53(4):1321-1329.
Current status and future directions of precision aerial application for site-specific crop management in the USA - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lan, Y., Thomson, S.J., Huang, Y., Hoffmann, W.C., Zhang, H. 2010. Current status and future directions of precision aerial application for site-specific crop management in the USA. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 74:34-38.
Analysis of Impact of Various Factors on Downwind Deposition Using a Simulation Method - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Huang, Y., Zhan, W., Fritz, B.K., Thomson, S.J., Fang, A. 2010. Analysis of Impact of Various Factors on Downwind Deposition Using a Simulation Method. American Society for Testing and Materials 7(6):1-10.
Biological responses to glyphosate drift from aerial application in non-glyphosate-resistant corn - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Reddy, K.N., Ding, W., Zablotowicz, R.M., Thomson, S.J., Huang, Y., Krutz, L.J. 2010. Biological responses to glyphosate drift from aerial application in non-glyphosate-resistant corn. Pest Management Science. 66:1148-1154.
Spray Deposition and Drift Characteristics of a Low Drift Nozzle for Aerial Application at Different Application Altitudes - (Proceedings)
Huang, Y., Thomson, S.J. 2010. Spray Deposition and Drift Characteristics of a Low Drift Nozzle for Aerial Application at Different Application Altitudes. Proceedings of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers International (ASABE), St. Joseph, MI. Paper No 10-08374.
Development of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Site-Specific Crop Production Management - (Proceedings)
Huang, Y., Hoffmann, W.C., Lan, Y., Thomson, S.J., Fritz, B.K. 2010. Development of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Site-Specific Crop Production Management. Proceedings of 10th International Conference on Precision Agriculture, July 18-21, 2010, Denver, CO. CDROM.
Improving Flow Response of a Variable-rate Aerial Application System by Interactive Refinement - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thomson, S.J., Huang, Y., Hanks, J.E., Martin, D.E. 2010. Improving Flow Response of a Variable-rate Aerial Application System by Interactive Refinement. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 73(1):99-104.
Characterizing ambient and spray mixture effects on droplet size represented by water sensitive paper (WSP) - (Proceedings)
Thomson, S.J., Lyn, M.E. 2011. Characterizing ambient and spray mixture effects on droplet size represented by water sensitive paper (WSP). XVIIth World Congress of the International Commission of Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering. Paper no.CSBE101144.pdf., 8 pp.
Irrigation system management assisted by thermal imagery and spatial statistics - (Proceedings)
Thomson, S.J., Ouellet-Plamondon, C.M., Defauw, S.L., Huang, Y., Fisher, D.K., Hanks, J.E., English, P.J. 2010. Irrigation system management assisted by thermal imagery and spatial statistics. World Congress of the International Commission of Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering. Quebec City Canada, June 13-17, 2010. Paper no. CSBE101126.pdf, 13 pp.
Multispectral Imaging Systems for Airborne Remote Sensing to Support Agricultural Production Management - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Huang, Y., Thomson, S.J., Lan, Y., Maas, S.J. 2010. Multispectral Imaging Systems for Airborne Remote Sensing to Support Agricultural Production Management. International Journal of Agricultural and Biological Engineering. 3(1):50-62.
Web-based irrigation scheduler - (Abstract Only) - (22-Feb-10)
Patterns of zone management uncertainty in cotton using tarnished plant bug distributions, NDVI, soil EC, yield and thermal imagery - (Proceedings)
English, P.J., Defauw, S.L., Thomson, S.J. 2010. Patterns of zone management uncertainty in cotton using tarnished plant bug distributions, NDVI, soil EC, yield and thermal imagery. National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference. p 843-848.
Development of Soft Computing and Applications in Agricultural and Biological Engineering Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Huang, Y., Lan, Y., Thomson, S.J., Fang, A., Hoffmann, W.C., Lacey, R. 2010. Development of Soft Computing and Applications in Agricultural and Biological Engineering. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 71:107-127.
Determination of Cotton Plant Injury by Aerial Application of Glyphosate Using Remote Sensing and Spray Drift Sampling - (Proceedings)
Huang, Y., Thomson, S.J., Ortiz, B.V., Reddy, K.N., Ding, W., Zablotowicz, R.M., Bright Jr, J.R. 2010. Determination of Cotton Plant Injury by Aerial Application of Glyphosate Using Remote Sensing and Spray Drift Sampling. Proceedings of 2010 National Cotton Council, Beltwide Cotton Conference, January 4-7, 2010, New Orleans, LA.
Progress and Field Evaluation of Aerial Variable-Rate Systems for Liquid Application Reprint Icon - (Proceedings)
Thomson, S.J., Huang, Y. 2010. Progress and Field Evaluation of Aerial Variable-Rate Systems for Liquid Application. National Agricultural Aviation Association Meeting. NAAA Paper No. AA09-006.
Current status and future directions of precision agriculture for aerial application in the USA - (Proceedings)
Lan, Y., Thomson, S.J., Huang, Y., Hoffmann, W.C., Zhang, H. 2009. Current status and future directions of precision agriculture for aerial application in the USA. Asian Conference on Precision Agriculture. CDROM.
Agronomic and Environmental Implications of Enhanced s-Triazine Degradation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Krutz, L.J., Shaner, D.L., Weaver, M.A., Webb, R.M., Zablotowicz, R.M., Reddy, K.N., Huang, Y., Thomson, S.J. 2010. Agronomic and Environmental Implications of Enhanced s-Triazine Degradation. Pest Management Science. 66:461-481.
Analysis of Impact of Various Factors on Downwind Deposition Using a Simulation Method - (Proceedings)
Huang, Y., Zhan, W., Fritz, B.K., Thomson, S.J., Fang, A. 2009. Analysis of Impact of Various Factors on Downwind Deposition Using a Simulation Method. Proceedings of the 30th Symposium on Pesticide Formulations and Delivery Systems, American Society for Testing and Materials. October 20-22, 2009, Atlanta, GA.
Methods for Georeferencing and Spectral Scaling of Remote Imagery using ArcView, ArcGIS, and ENVI - (Proceedings)
Bright Jr, J.R., Thomson, S.J., Huang, Y. 2009. Methods for Georeferencing and Spectral Scaling of Remote Imagery using ArcView, ArcGIS, and ENVI. ASABE Annual International Meeting. ASABE Paper No.09-5549
Field Assessment of A Variable-rate Aerial Application System - (Proceedings)
Thomson, S.J., Huang, Y., Hanks, J.E., Martin, D.E. 2009. Field Assessment of A Variable-rate Aerial Application System. Book of Abstracts, Joint International Conference (JIAC) (formerly Asian Conference on Precision Agriculture, Beijing, China, pp. 185-186.
Multispectral Imaging Systems for Airborne Remote Sensing to Support Site-Specific Agricultural Management - (Proceedings)
Huang, Y., Thomson, S.J., Lan, Y., Maas, S. 2009. Multispectral Imaging Systems for Airborne Remote Sensing to Support Site-Specific Agricultural Management. Proceedings of 3rd Asian Conference on Precision Agriculture.
Adoption of an unmanned helicopter for low-altitude remote sensing to estimate yield and total biomass of a rice crop - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Swain, K.C., Thomson, S.J., Jayasuriya, H. 2010. Adoption of an unmanned helicopter for low-altitude remote sensing to estimate yield and total biomass of a rice crop. Transactions of the ASABE. 53(1):21-27.
Methods for georectification and spectral scaling of remote imagery using ArcView, ArcGIS, and ENVI - (Abstract Only)
Bright Jr, J.R., Thomson, S.J., Huang, Y. 2009. Methods for georectification and spectral scaling of remote imagery using ArcView, ArcGIS, and ENVI. ASABE Annual International Meeting. Paper no. 09-5549, 9 pp.
Technical Development and Application of Soft Computing in Agricultural and Biological Engineering - (Proceedings)
Huang, Y., Lan, Y., Thomson, S.J., Fang, A., Hoffmann, W.C., Lacey, R. 2009. Technical Development and Application of Soft Computing in Agricultural and Biological Engineering. ASABE Annual International Meeting, June 21-24,2009, Reno, NV. p.095972.
Evaluation of Application Accuracy and Performance of a Hydraulically Operated Variable-Rate Aerial Application System - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thomson, S.J., Smith, L.A., Hanks, J.E. 2009. Evaluation of Application Accuracy and Performance of a Hydraulically Operated Variable-Rate Aerial Application System. Transactions of the ASABE 52(3):715-722
Research for Environmental Stewardship and Conservation at the APTRU - (Other)
Thomson, S.J., Huang, Y., Sassenrath, G.F., Hanks, J.E., Fisher, D.K., Lyn, M.E. 2009. Research for Environmental Stewardship and Conservation at the APTRU. Earth Day Symposium, Charles W. Capps Entreprenecuial Center, DREC, Mississippi State University, Stoneville, MS. April 22, 2009.
Application and Production Research at Stoneville - (Other)
Thomson, S.J., Huang, Y., Sassenrath, G.F., Hanks, J.E., Fisher, D.K., Lyn, M.E. 2009. Application and Production Research at Stoneville. Mid South Farm and Gin Supply Exhibit, Memphis,TN, February 27-28,2009
Structural Dynamics of Management Zones for the Site-Specific Control of Tarnished Plant Bugs in Cotton - (Proceedings) - (07-Jan-09)
In-Swath Spray Deposition Characteristics of a Low Drift Nozzle for Low Volume Aerial Application - Preliminary Results. - (Proceedings)
Huang, Y., Thomson, S.J. 2008. In-Swath Spray Deposition Characteristics of a Low Drift Nozzle for Low Volume Aerial Application - Preliminary Results. ASABE Technical Session in 42nd Annual National Agricultural Aviation Association Convention. December 8-11, 2008, Las Vegas, Nevada. ASABE paper number: AA08-003
S1018 Regional Committee on Irrigation Management for Humid and Sub-Humid Regions Annual Report Reprint Icon - (Proceedings)
Sassenrath, G.F., Fisher, D.K., Thomson, S.J. 2008. S1018 Regional Committee on Irrigation Management for Humid and Sub-humid Regions Annual Report. National Information Management and Support System. http://nimss.umd.edu/homepages/home.cfm?trackID=4575
Low-level atmospheric temperature inversions: Characteristics and impacts on agricultural applications - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fritz, B.K., Hoffmann, W.C., Lan, Y., Thomson, S.J., Huang, Y. 2008. Low-level atmospheric temperature inversions: Characteristics and impacts on agricultural applications. International Agricultural Engineering Journal. X:PM-08001.
Thermal Characterization and Spatial Analysis of Water Stress in Cotton (Gossypium Hirsutum) and Phytochemical Composition Related to Water Stress in Soybean (Glycine Max) - (Proceedings)
Thomson, S.J., Defauw, S.L., English, P.J., Hanks, J.E., Fisher, D.K., Foster, P.N., Zimba, P.V. 2008. Thermal Characterization and Spatial Analysis of Water Stress in Cotton (Gossypium Hirsutum) and Phytochemical Composition Related to Water Stress in Soybean (Glycine Max). International Conference on Precision Agriculture Abstracts & Proceedings.
Crop Dusting Using GPS - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thomson, S.J., Smith, L. 2008. Crop Dusting Using GPS. IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems 23(3):14-17
Effects of Spray Release Height and Nozzle/Atomizer Configuration on Penetration of Spray in a Soybean Canopy - (Proceedings)
Thomson, S.J., Young, L.D., Bright Jr, J.R., Foster, P.N., Poythress, D.D. 2007. Effects of Spray Release Height and Nozzle/Atomizer Configuration on Penetration of Spray in a Soybean Canopy. Preliminary Results. National Agricultural Aviation Association Meeting, Washington, DC. AA07-008
A New Method for the Detection of Heat/Water Stress in Irrigated Cotton Using Thermal Imagery - (Abstract Only) - (01-Oct-07)
Pond water color and fish-eating birds: Improving the model? - (Abstract Only)
Radomski, A.A., Ludwig, G.M., Perschbaucher, P., Thomson, S.J. 2008. Pond water color and fish-eating birds: Improving the model [abstract]? Book of Abstracts Aquaculture America. p. 19.
Aerial application methods for increasing spray deposition on wheat heads - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fritz, B.K., Hoffmann, W.C., Martin, D.E., Thomson, S.J. 2007. Aerial application methods for increasing spray deposition on wheat heads. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 23(6):709-715.
Thermal Imaging Using Small-Aerial Platforms for Assessment of Crop Water Stress in Humid Subtropical Climates - (Proceedings)
Thomson, S.J., English, P., Defauw, S.L. 2007. Thermal Imaging Using Small-Aerial Platforms for Assessment of Crop Water Stress in Humid Subtropical Climates. In Proceedings of the 2nd Asian Conference on Precision Agriculture,August 1-4, 2007, Pyeongtaek, South Korea. CD-ROM Paper no. DV-01.pdf
Annual Report 2007 Multi-state research project on "Irrigation Management for Humid and Sub-Humid Areas" S1018. Reprint Icon - (Other)
Sassenrath, G.F., Fisher, D.K., Thomson, S.J. 2007. Annual Report 2007 Multi-state research project on "Irrigation Management for Humid and Sub-Humid Areas" S1018.. National Information Management and Support System. http://nimss.umd.edu/homepages/home.cfm?trackID=4575
Detection of Water Stress in Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum) - (Abstract Only)
Sassenrath, G.F., Thomson, S.J. 2007. Detection of Water Stress in Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum). ASABE Annual International Meeting.
Agricultural Aircraft for Site-Specific Agriculture - (Trade Journal)
Thomson, S.J. 2007. Agricultural Aircraft for Site-Specific Agriculture. National Agricultural Aviation Association 34(5):28-29
Integrating Spray Plane-Based Remote Sensing and Rapid Image Processing with Variable-Rate Aerial Application. Reprint Icon - (Proceedings)
Thomson, S.J., Price, R.R., Smith, L. 2007. Integrating Spray Plane-Based Remote Sensing and Rapid Image Processing with Variable-Rate Aeral Application. NAAA/ASABE Paper No. AA06-001. National Agricultural Aviation Association, Washington, D.C. Available: http://apmru.usda.gov/Aerial/2006ASAE/AA06-001paper.pdf
Spray Drift Issues and Technologies for Mitigation - (Proceedings)
Thomson, S.J. 2007. Spray Drift Issues and Technologies for Mitigation. Meeting Proceedings.
Commercial catfish pond water color and fish-eating birds: What is the connection? - (Abstract Only)
Radomski, A.A., Ludwig, G.M., Hobbs, M.S., Perschbacher, P., Thomson, S.J. 2007. Commercial catfish pond water color and fish-eating birds: What is the connection [abstract]? Book of Abstracts Aquaculture America. p. 62.
Applicability of a User-Oriented Evaporation Pan for Low frequency Irrigation of Cotton - (Proceedings)
Thomson, S.J., Williford, J.R., Fisher, D.K. 2007. Applicability of a User-Oriented Evaporation Pan for Low frequency Irrigation of Cotton. In Proceedings of the Beltwide Cotton Production Research Conference, National Cotton Council, Memphis, TN. CDROM.
Thermal Infrared Remote Sensing of Cotton Module Condition: a First Look - (Proceedings)
Thomasson, J.A., Hughs, S.E., Sui, R., Thomson, S.J. 2007. Thermal infrared remote sensing of cotton module condition: A first look. National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference. January 9-12, 2007, New Orleans, Louisiana. 2007 CDROM p. 685-689.
Optical and Thermal Methods for Detection of Plant Damage Caused by Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus - (Experiment Station)
Maw, B.W., Stephenson, M.G., Ritchie, G.L., Mullis, S.W., Thomson, S.J. 2007. Optical and Thermal Methods for Detection of Plant Damage Caused by Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus. University of Georgia Research Report 1-2007. J. Michael Moore, editor.
An Instrumentation Platform and Gps Position Latency Issues for Remote Sensing on Agricultural Aircraft - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thomson, S.J., Smith, L.A., Hanks, J.E. 2007. An instrumentation platform and gps position latency issues for remote sensing on agricultural aircraft. Transactions of the ASABE.
Detecting Water Stress in Cotton Under Different Production Systems - (Abstract Only)
Sassenrath, G.F., Thomson, S.J. 2006. Detecting Water Stress in Cotton Under Different Production Systems. Agronomy Society of America, Annual Meeting. 4-8 November, 2006. Indianapolis, IN. 61-8, 2123a.
Crop Status Monitoring using Multispectral and Thermal Imaging systems for Accessible Aerial Platforms - (Proceedings)
Thomson, S.J., Sullivan, D.G. 2007. Crop Status Monitoring using Multispectral and Thermal Imaging systems for Accessible Aerial Platforms. Technical Paper No. 061179. ASABE, St. Joseph, MI.
Can manipulating water color deter piscivorous bird activity within an artificial environment? - (Abstract Only)
Radomski, A.A., Ludwig, G.M., Hobbs, M.S., Thomson, S.J., Perschbacher, P. 2006. Can manipulating water color deter piscivorous bird activity within an artificial environment? Ecological Society of America Abstracts. Available: http://abstracts.co.allenpress.com/pweb/esa2006/document/64884.
Calibration and Use of the Uga Easy Evaporation Pan for Sprinkler Irrigation of Cotton in Midsouth Clay Soils - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thomson, S.J., D.K. Fisher, 2006. Calibration and use of the uga easy evaporation pan for low frequency sprinkler irrigation of cotton in clay soils. Journal of Cotton Science 10(3): 210-223. Available: http://www.cotton.org./journal/2006-10/3/upload/jcs10-210.pdf
Dynamic Testing of Gps Receivers on Agricultural Aircraft for Remote Sensing and Variable-Rate Aerial Application - (Proceedings)
Thomson, S.J., Smith, L. 2006. Dynamic testing of gps on agricultural aircraft for remote sensing and variable-rate aerial application. In Proceedings of the IEEE/ION Position, Location and Navigation Symposium (PLANS 2006). CD-ROM: 1067-1070
Propeller Wash Effects on Spray Drift - (Proceedings)
Thomson, S.J., A. Womac, J. Mulrooney, and S. Deck, 2005. Propeller wash effects on spray drift. NAAA/ASAE Paper No. AA05-007. 14 pgs. National Agricultural Aviation Association, Washington, D.C.
Comparing Methods of Measuring Leaf Surface Temperature and Reflectance - (Abstract Only)
Maw, B.W., Stephenson, M.G., Ritchie, G.L., Mullis, S.W., Thomson, S.J. 2006. Comparing methods fo measuring reflectance and thermal emissivity of leaves under stress. Meeting Abstract. Presented at the 42nd Tobacco Workers Conference, Charleston, SC. CD-ROM
Performance of An Aerial Variable-Rate Application System with a Hydraulically Powered Chemical Pump and Spray Valve Reprint Icon - (Proceedings)
Smith, L.A., Thomson, S.J. 2005. Performance of an aerial variable-rate application system with a hydraulically powered chemical pump and spray valve. 2005 National Agricultural Aviation Association Meeting,Reno, NV. ASAE paper number: AA05-009. 15 pages.
Application of Hyperspectral Imagery and Digital Videography to Manage Algal Blooms in Aquaculture Systems: Current Status. - (Proceedings)
Thomson, S.J., P.V. Zimba. 2006. Application of hyperspectral imagery and digital videography to manage algal blooms in aquaculture systems: Current status. In: Proceedings of the 20th Biennial Workshop on Aerial Photography, Videography, and High Resolution Digital Imagery for Resourece Assessment, CD-ROM. American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Proceedings(ASPRS), Bethesda, MD.
S1018 Annual Report 2005 Reprint Icon - (Other)
Sassenrath, G.F., Fisher, D.K., Thomson, S.J. 2005. ("Irrigation Management for Humid and Sub-Humid Areas.") S1018 Annual Report for Mississippi-USDA Agricultural Research Service 2005. National Information Management and Support System. S1018 Multistate Research Project. p.25-27
Detection of Crop Water Status from Aerial Platforms and in-Field Sensors - (Other)
Thomson, S.J., Rowland, D., Sullivan, D.G. Detection of crop water status from aerial platforms and in-field sensors. National Information Management and Support System. September 2005. 5 pgs.
Challenges and Solutions for Low Altitude Monitoring of Crop Status Using Thermal and Reflective Techniques - (Proceedings)
Thomson, S.J., F.A. Harris, D.G. Sullivan, D.L. Rowland, and B.W. Maw, 2005. Challenges and solutions for low altitude monitoring of crop status using thermal and reflective techniques. Proceedings of the First Asian Conference on Precision Agriculture, Aug 4-7, 2005, Toyohashi, Japan
Gps Position Latency Determination and Ground Speed Calibration for the Satloc Airstar M3 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Smith, L.A., Thomson, S.J. 2005. Gps position latency deetermination and ground speed calibration for the satloc airstar m3. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 21(5): 769-776
Evaluation of Conservation Management Practices for Cotton Production - (Proceedings)
Hanks, J.E., Martin, S.W., Fisher, D.K., Thomson, S.J. 2006. Evaluation of conservation management practices for cotton production. National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference, January 3-6, 2006, San Antonio, TX. CD-ROM.
Effect of Cp-Nozzle Setup on Spray Distribution and Swath Width - (Proceedings)
Smith, L.A., Thomson, S.J. 2004. Effect of cp-nozzle setup on spray distribution and swath width. American Society of Agricultural Engineers Meetings Papers. Paper No. AA04-002. p. 15.
Potential for Remote Sensing from Agricultural Aircraft Using Digital Video - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thomson, S.J., Zimba, P.V., Bryson, C.T., Alarcon, V.J. 2005. Potential for remote sensing from agricultural aircraft using digital video. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 21(3):531-537.
Evaluation of Upwind/downwind Boom Switching and Propeller Direction on Drift of Aerially Applied Spray - (Proceedings)
Thomson, S.J., Womac, A.R., Mulrooney, J.E., Deck, S. 2004. Evaluation of upwind/downwind boom switching and propeller direction on drift of aerially applied spray. Meeting Proceedings. 2004. pp. 340-347.
Performance Evaluation of Low Cost Gps and Waas-Corrected Swathing Systems on Agricultural Aircraft Using Precise Position Triggering - (Proceedings)
Thomson, S.J., Smith, L.A., Sui, R. 2004. Performance evaluation of low cost GPS and WAAS-corrected swathing systems on agricultural aircraft using precise position triggering. American Society of Agricultural Engineers Meetings Papers. 2004. Paper No. 041062. Correct pub date when received.
Can Manipulating Pond Color Minimize Double-Crested Cormorant Depredation at Fishponds - (Abstract Only)
Radomski, A.A., Thomson, S.J. 2004. Can manipulating pond color minimize double-crested cormorant depredation at fishponds [abstract]. American Ornithologists' Union Annual Meeting. p. 69.
Thermal Imaging, Soil Characterization, and Yield Response for Site-Specific Crop Management - (Abstract Only)
Thomson, S.J., Hanks, J.E. 2004. Thermal imaging, soil characterization, and yield response for site-specific crop management. American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Proceedings. Applications Showcase Session 1, p. 32.
Potential and Limitations of Low-Cost Imaging and Georeferencing Methods for Agricultural Aircraft - (Proceedings)
Thomson, S.J. 2004. Potential and limitations of low-cost imaging and georeferencing methods for agricultural aircraft. Proceedings of the the 19th Biennial Workshop in Color Photography and Videopgraph in Resource Assessment. American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Proceedings. CD-ROM, paper number 0025.pdf, 4 pg.
Gps Position Latency Determination and Ground Speed Calibration for the Satloc Airstar M3 - (Proceedings)
Smith, L.A., Thomson, S.J. 2003. GPS position latency determination and ground speed calibration for the satloc airstar M3. National Agricultural Aviation Association Meeting. Paper No. AA03-009, 11 pg.
Remote Sensing and Implications for Variable-Rate Application Using Agricultural Aircraft. - (Proceedings)
Thomson, S.J., Smith, L.A., Ray, J.D., Zimba, P.V. 2003. Remote sensing and implications for variable-rate application using agricultural aircraft.Proceedings of the International Symposium on Optical Science and Technology. V5153:13-20.
Automated Data Collection Using Simple and Inexpensive Microcontrollers and Semiconductor Sensors - (Proceedings)
Fisher, D.K., Thomson, S.J., Smith, L.A., Brazil, B.L. 2003. Automated data collection using simple and inexpensive microcontrollers and semiconductor sensors. American Society of Agricultural Engineers Meetings Papers. Paper number 033146. pg 9.
Applications for Thermal Remote Sensing on a Field Scale Using Ground-Based Methods and Agricultural Aircraft - (Proceedings)
THOMSON, S.J., VOGT, J.T. APPLICATIONS FOR THERMAL REMOTE SENSING ON A FIELD SCALE USING GROUND-BASED METHODS AND AGRICULTURAL AIRCRAFT. INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY REMOTE SENSING OF ENVIRONMENT. 2003. CD-ROM paper no. PS-V-7.pdf.
Digital Imaging and Thermal Remote Sensing from Agricultural Aircraft - (Abstract Only)
THOMSON, S.J. DIGITAL IMAGING AND THERMAL REMOTE SENSING FROM AGRICULTURAL AIRCRAFT. Annual Agricultural Research Service Remote Sensing Workshop. 2003. CD-ROM.
USDA-ARS Research in Application Technology for Pest Management - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
SMITH, L.A., THOMSON, S.J. 2003. USDA-ARS RESEARCH IN APPLICATION TECHNOLOGY FOR PEST MANAGEMENT. PEST MANAGEMENT SCI 59:699-707.
Experiences with the Uga Easy Evaporation Pan for Irrigation of Cotton Grown in Midsouth Clay Soils - (Proceedings)
THOMSON, S.J., FISHER, D.K., THOMAS, D.L. EXPERIENCES WITH THE UGA EASY EVAPORATION PAN FOR IRRIGATION OF COTTON GROWN IN MIDSOUTH CLAY SOILS. IRRIGATION ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS. 2002. CD-ROM.
Remote Sensing Curriculum for Advanced Technology Education at the Community College Level -- Mississippi State University and USDA Cooperating - (Proceedings)
THOMSON, S.J., SUDBRINK, D.L., SASSENRATH COLE, G.F., WALKER, M.B., ENGLISH, P.J., FREELAND, T.B. REMOTE SENSING CURRICULUM FOR ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION AT THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE LEVEL -- MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY AND USDA COOPERATING. PROCEEDINGS OF AMERICAN SOCIETY OF AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERS. 2002. Paper No. 021015.
Continuous Georeferencing for Video-Based Remote Sensing on Agricultural Aircraft - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
THOMSON, S.J., HANKS, J.E., SASSENRATH COLE, G.F. CONTINUOUS GEOREFERENCING FOR VIDEO-BASED REMOTE SENSING ON AGRICULTURAL AIRCRAFT. TRANSACTIONS OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERS. 2002. 45(4):1177-1189.
Detection of Toxin-producing Algae by Low-altitude Remote Sensing Methods - (Proceedings)
ZIMBA, P.V., THOMSON, S.J. DETECTION OF TOXIN-PRODUCING ALGAE BY LOW-ALTITUDE REMOTE SENSING METHODS. INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE REMOTE SENSING FOR MARINE AND COSTAL ENVIRONMENTS. 2002.
Evaluation of a Low Cost, High Capacity Electronic Thermocouple Selection Unit - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
THOMSON, S.J., BRAZIL, B.L. EVALUATION OF A LOW COST, HIGH CAPACITY ELECTRONIC THERMOCOUPLE SELECTION UNIT. APPLIED ENGINEERING IN AGRICULTURE. 2002. 18(4):505-511.
Precision Farming Techniques for Weed Management - (Abstract Only)
Hanks, J.E., Thomson, S.J. 2002. Precision farming techniques for weed management. Proceedings of Southern Weed Science Society. 53:209.
Precision Farming Techniques for Weed Management - (Abstract Only)
Hanks, J.E., Thomson, S.J. 2002. Precision farming techniques for weed management. Proceedings of Southern Weed Science Society. 53:209.
Precision Farming Techniques for Weed Management - (Abstract Only)
Hanks, J.E., Thomson, S.J. 2002. Precision farming techniques for weed management. Proceedings of Southern Weed Science Society. 53:209.
Precision Farming Techniques for Weed Management - (Abstract Only)
Hanks, J.E., Thomson, S.J. 2002. Precision farming techniques for weed management. Proceedings of Southern Weed Science Society. 53:209.
Use of Granular-Matrix Sensors, Models, and Evaporation Measuring Devices for Monitoring Cotton Water Use and Soil Water Status in the Mississippi Delta - (Proceedings)
THOMSON, S.J., FISHER, D.K., SASSENRATH COLE, G.F., FREELAND, T.B., PRINGLE, L. USE OF GRANULAR-MATRIX SENSORS, MODELS, AND EVAPORATION MEASURING DEVICES FOR MONITORING COTTON WATER USE AND SOIL WATER STATUS IN THE MISSISSIPPI DELTA. NATIONAL COTTON COUNCIL BELTWIDE COTTON CONFERENCE. 2002. Paper No. 991137.
Delineating Edaphic and Biotic Factors Contributing to Yield and Quality Variability in Cotton - (Proceedings)
SASSENRATH COLE, G.F., WILLIFORD, J.R., HOOD, K.B., THOMSON, S.J. DELINTING EDAPHIC AND BIOTIC FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO YIELD AND QUALITY VARIABILITY IN COTTON. AMERICAN SOCIETY OF AGRONOMY MEETINGS. 2001.
Use of the New Cotton Production Model (Cpm) for Production Decisions in Cotton - (Proceedings)
SASSENRATH COLE, G.F., THOMSON, S.J. USE OF THE NEW COTTON PRODUCTION MODEL (CPM) FOR PRODUCTION DECISIONS IN COTTON. INTNL CONFERENCE ON GEOSPATIAL INFORMATION IN AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY. 2001.
Digital Imaging from Agricultural Aircraft: System Configurations and Constraints for Integrated Pest Management, Weed Detection, and Determination of Crop Status - (Proceedings)
Thomson, S.J., Sudbrink, D.L. 2004. Digital imaging from agricultural aircraft: system configurations and constraints for integrated pest management, weed detection, and determination of crop status. Proceedings of the 18th Biannual Workshop in Color Photography and Videography in Resource. American Society for Photogrammetry & Remotte Sensing, Amherst, MA. CD-ROM, paper number 0025.pdf. 4 pgs.
Thermal Remote Sensing from a Moveable Field Tracking System - Instrumentation and System Controls - (Proceedings)
SASSENRATH COLE, G.F., PRINGLE, H., ALARCON, V.J., THOMSON, S.J. THERMAL REMOTE SENSING FROM A MOVEABLE FIELD TRACKING SYSTEM - INSTRUMENTATION AND SYSTEM CONTROLS. AMERICAN SOCIETY OF AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERS MEETINGS PAPERS. 2001.
Geo-Referenced Digital Imaging and Ultrasonic Altitude Sensing for Agricultural Aircraft -- Pilot Controls, Instrumentation, and System Evaluations - (Proceedings)
THOMSON, S.J., ALARCON, V. GEO-REFERENCED DIGITAL IMAGING AND ULTRASONIC ALTITUDE SENSING FOR AGRICULTURAL AIRCRAFT -- PILOT CONTROLS, INSTRUMENTATION, AND SYSTEM EVALUATIONS. ASAE ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL MEETING. 2002. Paper No. 013098.
Digital Imaging from Agricultural Aircraft - Resolution and Weed Classification Issues Using Envi 3.2 - (Abstract Only)
THOMSON, S.J., BRYSON, C.T. DIGITAL IMAGING FROM AGRICULTURAL AIRCRAFT - RESOLUTION AND WEED CLASSIFICATION ISSUES USING ENVI 3.2. PROCEEDINGS OF SOUTHERN WEED SCIENCE SOCIETY. 2001. 54:210-211.
Evaluation of a Control System for Isokinetic Hi-Volume Sampling of Airborne Spray - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thomson, S.J., Smith, L.A. 2000. Evaluation of a control system for isokinetic hi-volume sampling of airborne spray. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 16(3):309-314.
Image-Based Remote Sensing System for Agricultural Aircraft Using Geo-Referenced Digital Video - (Proceedings)
THOMSON, S.J., HANKS, J.E. IMAGE-BASED REMOTE SENSING SYSTEM FOR AGRICULTURAL AIRCRAFT USING GEO-REFERENCED DIGITAL VIDEO. PROCEEDINGS OF SOUTHERN WEED SCIENCE SOCIETY. 2000. 53:175-177.
Remote Sensing of Late-Season Pest Damage to Cotton & Wild Host Plants of Tarnished Plant Bug in the Mississippi Delta - (Proceedings)
Sudbrink, Jr, D.L., Harris, F.A., Robbins, J.T., Snodgrass, G.L., Thomson, S.J. 2000. Remote sensing of late-season pest damage to cotton & wild host plants of tarnished plant bug in the mississippi delta. 2000 National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference. Vol. 2, 1220-1223.
Remote Sensing System for Agricultural Spray Planes - Preliminary Field Observations - (Proceedings)
THOMSON, S.J., HANKS, J.E., SASSENRATH COLE, G.F. REMOTE SENSING SYSTEM FOR AGRICULTURAL SPRAY PLANES - PRELIMINARY FIELD OBSERVATIONS. ASAE ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL MEETING. 1999. Paper No. 99-1137.
Advances in Application Technology - (Abstract Only)
HANKS, J.E., THOMSON, S.J. ADVANCES IN APPLICATION TECHNOLOGY. NORTH CAROLINA WEED SCIENCE SOCIETY PROCEEDINGS. 1999.
Mass Flow Assessment of Particulate in Lint Cleaner Waste - Sensor Evaluation and Model Adaptation. - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (12-Jan-99)
Field Testing of Cotton Yield Monitors - (Proceedings)
SASSENRATH COLE, G.F., THOMSON, S.J., WILLIFORD, J.R., HOOD, K.B., THOMASSON, A.J., WILLIAMS, J., WOODARD, D. FIELD TESTING OF COTTON YIELD MONITORS. NATIONAL COTTON COUNCIL BELTWIDE COTTON CONFERENCE. 1999. CD-ROM.
Cotton Mass Flow Measurement: Experiments with Two Optical Devices - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (14-Dec-98)
Estimating Lint Cleaner Waste Flow-Rate - (Proceedings) - (18-Jun-98)
Evaluation of the Shirley Trash Separator for Measuring Foreign Matter Content in Lint Cotton - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (10-May-98)
Evaluation of Sensing Techniques for Rapid Determination of Lint Temperatures at the Bale Press - (Proceedings) - (31-Aug-97)
Preliminary Comparison of Waste and Cotton Fiber Loss Using a Shirley Analyzer and Shirley Trash Separator - (Proceedings) - (18-Jun-97)
Mass Flow Measurement of Pneumatically Conveyed Cotton - (Proceedings) - (18-Jun-97)
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