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Digital Soil Mapping of the Purdue Agronomy Center for Research and Education

posted on 07.05.2020, 21:11 authored by Shams R RahmaniShams R Rahmani
This research work concentrate on developing digital soil maps to support field based plant phenotyping research. We have developed soil organic matter content (OM), cation exchange capacity (CEC), natural soil drainage class, and tile drainage line maps using topographic indices and aerial imagery. Various prediction models (universal kriging, cubist, random forest, C5.0, artificial neural network, and multinomial logistic regression) were used to estimate the soil properties of interest.


Office of Agriculture Research and Graduate Education at Purdue University


Degree Type

Doctor of Philosophy



Campus location

West Lafayette

Advisor/Supervisor/Committee Chair

Darrell G. Schulze

Additional Committee Member 2

Jason P. Ackerson

Additional Committee Member 3

Zamir Libohova

Additional Committee Member 4

Ningning N. Kong

Additional Committee Member 5

Kevin T McNamara