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CERA, Jossana Ceolin et al. On-Farm Hail Damage In Soybean: A Case Study. Rev. bras. meteorol. [online]. 2016, vol.31, n.2, pp.211-217. ISSN 0102-7786.

The objective of this study was to quantify the damages caused by a hail event on a soybean farm. The hail event happened at Água Santa County, Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil, during the 2013/2014 growing season. Were conducted dry matter evaluations of leaf, petiolate, pod and leaf area index. Such measurements were obtained before and also after of the hail event occurred on 08/02/2014. By using satellite and radar images it was possible to identify the hail event intensity. The hail event damage on the soybean crop were reduction dry matter on leaf blade (0.13 Mg ha−1), on petiolate (0.01 Mg ha−1) and on pods (0.002 Mg ha−1), also were observed a decrease in leaf area index that varying from 7 to 34% and breaking off the growth apex in 32% of plants on the experiment. Therewith, the satellite and radar images can be a tool to help the extension on determination of hail damage on soybean farms.

Keywords : Glycine max; leaf area index; hail; weather radar.

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