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Sensors 2014, 14(1), 691-708; doi:10.3390/s140100691
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Advanced Technologies for the Improvement of Spray Application Techniques in Spanish Viticulture: An Overview

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Received: 25 October 2013; in revised form: 16 November 2013 / Accepted: 18 November 2013 / Published: 2 January 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue State-of-the-Art Sensors Technology in Spain 2013)
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Abstract: Spraying techniques have been undergoing continuous evolution in recent decades. This paper presents part of the research work carried out in Spain in the field of sensors for characterizing vineyard canopies and monitoring spray drift in order to improve vineyard spraying and make it more sustainable. Some methods and geostatistical procedures for mapping vineyard parameters are proposed, and the development of a variable rate sprayer is described. All these technologies are interesting in terms of adjusting the amount of pesticides applied to the target canopy.
Keywords: vineyard; spraying techniques; precision viticulture; LIDAR; ultrasound vineyard; spraying techniques; precision viticulture; LIDAR; ultrasound
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Gil, E.; Arnó, J.; Llorens, J.; Sanz, R.; Llop, J.; Rosell-Polo, J.R.; Gallart, M.; Escolà, A. Advanced Technologies for the Improvement of Spray Application Techniques in Spanish Viticulture: An Overview. Sensors 2014, 14, 691-708.

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Gil E, Arnó J, Llorens J, Sanz R, Llop J, Rosell-Polo JR, Gallart M, Escolà A. Advanced Technologies for the Improvement of Spray Application Techniques in Spanish Viticulture: An Overview. Sensors. 2014; 14(1):691-708.

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Gil, Emilio; Arnó, Jaume; Llorens, Jordi; Sanz, Ricardo; Llop, Jordi; Rosell-Polo, Joan R.; Gallart, Montserrat; Escolà, Alexandre. 2014. "Advanced Technologies for the Improvement of Spray Application Techniques in Spanish Viticulture: An Overview." Sensors 14, no. 1: 691-708.


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