Simple, Low-Cost Data Collection Methods for Agricultural Field Studies
Increasingly, county agents and other Extension field staff are required to publish in refereed journals as evidence of scholarly activity. Off-campus personnel, however, often have limited financial and equipment resources to collect quantitative data from field experiments. This article summarizes and cites relatively simple and inexpensive methods for collecting data from agricultural field studies. Methods involving on-farm testing, crop yield measurement, quality evaluations, weed control effectiveness, plant nutrient status, and other measures are described. In addition, original references where these methods were used to conduct research published in refereed journals are cited in an extensive bibliography.
Koenig, R. T., Winger, M., & Kitchen, B. (2000). Simple, Low-Cost Data Collection Methods for Agricultural Field Studies. The Journal of Extension, 44(1), Article 32. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol44/iss1/32