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Title: Yield potential probability maps using the Rasch model
Authors: Marques da Silva, José Rafael
J. Rebollo, Francisco
Sousa, Adélia
Mesquita, Paulo
Keywords: maize yield
probability maps
Issue Date: 6-Feb-2012
Publisher: ELSEVIER
Citation: Marques da Silva, José Rafael; J. Rebollo, Francisco; Sousa, Adélia; Mesquita, Paulo (2012) Yield potential probability maps using the Rasch model. Biosystems Engeneering, 111(4), 369-380.
Abstract: Yield monitors commonly show that there are very large yield differences within a field which often differ from year to year. Because our ability to estimate reductions in growth and to quantify yield losses resulting from complex interactions and multiple stresses is limited, it does not appear feasible to analyse yield variability using a point to point strategy. For a farmer it is important to select parcels of land, or parts of a parcel, with a high yield probability. To analyse the high yield probability zones the Rasch model is used considering a multi-temporal yield data set. The Rasch measure for multi-temporal yield data makes it possible to place on a continuum axis the yield samples considered in terms of annual yield and vice versa. Using the Rasch measurement one can produce yield potential probabilistic maps taking into account each sample coordinate. From a quantitative point of view it is possible to find yield samples that do not support the model, or which do not reach the expected levels. Positive and negative mismatches can be analysed individually or according to a particular year yield. Thus, the Rasch model makes it possible to systematise the data, making it an effective tool for making appropriate decisions regarding areas with higher yield performance and greater stability over time. Also, it makes it possible to compare the yields of different samples and provide appropriate measures to correct, differentially, samples that obtained different inadequate levels.
Type: article
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