Special Issue "Sensors in Agriculture and Forestry"

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A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2011)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Gonzalo Pajares Martinsanz
Dpt. Software Engineering and Artificial Intelligence, Faculty of Informatics, University Complutense of Madrid, 28040 Madrid, Spain
E-Mail: pajares@fdi.ucm.es
Interests: computer vision; image processing; pattern recognition; 3D image reconstruction, spatio-temporal image change detection and track movement; fusion and registering from imaging sensors; superresolution from low-resolution image sensors

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Dear Colleagues,

Sensors in agriculture and forestry play an important role today. In agriculture and silviculture, as a branch of forestry, the need for increasing the production and simultaneously the efforts for minimizing the environmental impact and for saving costs make the sensor systems the best allied tool. The use of sensors helps to exploit all available resources appropriately and to apply hazardous products moderately. When nutrients in the soil, humidity, solar radiation, density of weeds and all factors affecting the production are known, this gets better and the use of chemical products such as fertilizers, herbicides and other pollution products can be reduced considerably. These activities fall inside the emerging area known as Precision Agriculture. In forest management, which can be considered a branch of forestry, a lot of number of activities is oriented towards wood production or forest inventories with the aims of controlling parameters of interest such as diameter of trees, height, crown height, bark thickness and other variables, such as canopy, humidity, illumination, CO2 transformation, where the social acceptation is of interest.

The use of unmanned aerial or ground vehicles (UAVs and UGVs), equipped with a set of sensors, has experimented an important growing during the last years to carry out the tasks involved in the above processes and also for autonomous navigation on the specific agricultural and forestry environments. But also traditional crewed vehicles are sensorized conveniently with same purpose.

Additionally, during the post-production process, including transportation, storage, packing, selection, classification or distribution among others, the use of sensors is of vital importance for minimizing costs and negative environmental impact allowing saving energy or minimizing the application of chemical products.

A list of sensors covering the above topics, but are not limited, is the following: biological (including chemical and gas analyzers), water sensors, meteorological sensors, weed seekers, optical cameras, Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR), photometric sensors, soil respiration or moisture, photosynthesis sensors, Leaf Area index (LAI) sensors, range finders, Dendrometers, hygrometers.

This special issue covers the following topics related to the above sensors:
• Sensors devices capabilities, materials and technologies
• Applications and problems addressed
• Sensors domain-oriented devices and methods used for processing the data sensed

Prof. Dr. Gonzalo Pajares Martinsanz
Guest Editor

Keywords

  • sensors in agriculture and forestry
  • precision agriculture
  • sensors in agricultural and forestry production
  • storage and distribution
  • technologies
  • material and methods
  • sensors applications
  • processing of sensed data

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Sensors 2010, 10(6), 5827-5844; doi:10.3390/s100605827
Received: 10 May 2010; in revised form: 2 June 2010 / Accepted: 4 June 2010 / Published: 9 June 2010
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Sensors 2010, 10(9), 8316-8331; doi:10.3390/s100908316
Received: 21 July 2010; in revised form: 6 August 2010 / Accepted: 20 August 2010 / Published: 2 September 2010
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Sensors 2010, 10(10), 8899-8919; doi:10.3390/s101008899
Received: 21 July 2010; in revised form: 14 September 2010 / Accepted: 19 September 2010 / Published: 28 September 2010
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Sensors 2010, 10(11), 10027-10039; doi:10.3390/s101110027
Received: 14 September 2010; in revised form: 1 November 2010 / Accepted: 5 November 2010 / Published: 9 November 2010
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Sensors 2010, 10(11), 10040-10068; doi:10.3390/s101110040
Received: 13 September 2010; in revised form: 19 October 2010 / Accepted: 26 October 2010 / Published: 9 November 2010
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Sensors 2010, 10(11), 10081-10094; doi:10.3390/s101110081
Received: 28 October 2010; in revised form: 2 November 2010 / Accepted: 8 November 2010 / Published: 10 November 2010
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Sensors 2010, 10(11), 10435-10447; doi:10.3390/s101110435
Received: 28 October 2010; in revised form: 10 November 2010 / Accepted: 11 November 2010 / Published: 18 November 2010
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Sensors 2010, 10(12), 11226-11247; doi:10.3390/s101211226
Received: 20 October 2010; in revised form: 26 November 2010 / Accepted: 1 December 2010 / Published: 8 December 2010
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Sensors 2010, 10(12), 11512-11529; doi:10.3390/s101211512
Received: 9 October 2010; in revised form: 10 November 2010 / Accepted: 11 November 2010 / Published: 15 December 2010
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Sensors 2011, 11(1), 278-295; doi:10.3390/s110100278
Received: 29 October 2010; in revised form: 1 December 2010 / Accepted: 23 December 2010 / Published: 29 December 2010
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Sensors 2011, 11(1), 329-340; doi:10.3390/s110100329
Received: 16 November 2010; in revised form: 7 December 2010 / Accepted: 28 December 2010 / Published: 30 December 2010
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Sensors 2011, 11(1), 522-538; doi:10.3390/s110100522
Received: 4 November 2010; in revised form: 23 November 2010 / Accepted: 4 January 2011 / Published: 6 January 2011
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Sensors 2011, 11(1), 573-598; doi:10.3390/s110100573
Received: 11 November 2010; in revised form: 23 December 2010 / Accepted: 29 December 2010 / Published: 7 January 2011
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Sensors 2011, 11(1), 1192-1211; doi:10.3390/s110101192
Received: 20 December 2010; in revised form: 7 January 2011 / Accepted: 18 January 2011 / Published: 20 January 2011
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Sensors 2011, 11(2), 1756-1783; doi:10.3390/s110201756
Received: 21 December 2010; in revised form: 12 January 2011 / Accepted: 27 January 2011 / Published: 31 January 2011
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Sensors 2011, 11(2), 2166-2174; doi:10.3390/s110202166
Received: 31 December 2010; in revised form: 31 January 2011 / Accepted: 2 February 2011 / Published: 15 February 2011
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Sensors 2011, 11(3), 2304-2318; doi:10.3390/s110302304
Received: 20 December 2010; in revised form: 28 January 2011 / Accepted: 10 February 2011 / Published: 24 February 2011
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Sensors 2011, 11(3), 2459-2477; doi:10.3390/s110302459
Received: 13 December 2010; in revised form: 19 January 2011 / Accepted: 14 February 2011 / Published: 28 February 2011
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Sensors 2011, 11(4), 3765-3779; doi:10.3390/s110403765
Received: 24 January 2011; in revised form: 23 March 2011 / Accepted: 25 March 2011 / Published: 28 March 2011
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Sensors 2011, 11(4), 3803-3815; doi:10.3390/s110403803
Received: 3 February 2011; in revised form: 3 March 2011 / Accepted: 21 March 2011 / Published: 29 March 2011
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Sensors 2011, 11(4), 4073-4085; doi:10.3390/s110404073
Received: 8 March 2011; in revised form: 5 April 2011 / Accepted: 5 April 2011 / Published: 6 April 2011
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Sensors 2011, 11(4), 4086-4103; doi:10.3390/s110404086
Received: 6 February 2011; in revised form: 30 March 2011 / Accepted: 31 March 2011 / Published: 6 April 2011
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Sensors 2011, 11(4), 4295-4311; doi:10.3390/s110404295
Received: 1 February 2011; in revised form: 23 March 2011 / Accepted: 11 April 2011 / Published: 13 April 2011
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Sensors 2011, 11(4), 4385-4400; doi:10.3390/s110404385
Received: 15 February 2011; in revised form: 2 April 2011 / Accepted: 13 April 2011 / Published: 14 April 2011
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Sensors 2011, 11(5), 4656-4673; doi:10.3390/s110504656
Received: 28 February 2011; in revised form: 14 March 2011 / Accepted: 16 April 2011 / Published: 28 April 2011
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Sensors 2011, 11(5), 4858-4874; doi:10.3390/s110504858
Received: 14 February 2011; in revised form: 7 April 2011 / Accepted: 29 April 2011 / Published: 3 May 2011
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Sensors 2011, 11(5), 4990-5004; doi:10.3390/s110504990
Received: 28 March 2011; in revised form: 29 April 2011 / Accepted: 3 May 2011 / Published: 4 May 2011
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Sensors 2011, 11(5), 5158-5182; doi:10.3390/s110505158
Received: 18 March 2011; in revised form: 28 April 2011 / Accepted: 5 May 2011 / Published: 11 May 2011
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Sensors 2011, 11(6), 5543-5560; doi:10.3390/s110605543
Received: 9 March 2011; in revised form: 3 April 2011 / Accepted: 7 April 2011 / Published: 25 May 2011
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Sensors 2011, 11(6), 5630-5644; doi:10.3390/s110605630
Received: 14 April 2011; in revised form: 9 May 2011 / Accepted: 20 May 2011 / Published: 26 May 2011
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Sensors 2011, 11(6), 5769-5791; doi:10.3390/s110605769
Received: 11 April 2011; in revised form: 9 May 2011 / Accepted: 12 May 2011 / Published: 27 May 2011
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Sensors 2011, 11(6), 6015-6036; doi:10.3390/s110606015
Received: 11 April 2011; in revised form: 18 May 2011 / Accepted: 30 May 2011 / Published: 3 June 2011
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Sensors 2011, 11(6), 6088-6108; doi:10.3390/s110606088
Received: 21 March 2011; in revised form: 25 May 2011 / Accepted: 30 May 2011 / Published: 7 June 2011
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Sensors 2011, 11(6), 6165-6196; doi:10.3390/s110606165
Received: 10 May 2011; in revised form: 31 May 2011 / Accepted: 31 May 2011 / Published: 7 June 2011
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Sensors 2011, 11(6), 6237-6256; doi:10.3390/s110606237
Received: 5 May 2011; in revised form: 26 May 2011 / Accepted: 7 June 2011 / Published: 9 June 2011
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Sensors 2011, 11(6), 6270-6283; doi:10.3390/s110606270
Received: 18 April 2011; in revised form: 18 May 2011 / Accepted: 7 June 2011 / Published: 10 June 2011
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Sensors 2011, 11(6), 6317-6327; doi:10.3390/s110606317
Received: 27 April 2011; in revised form: 7 June 2011 / Accepted: 8 June 2011 / Published: 14 June 2011
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Sensors 2011, 11(6), 6354-6369; doi:10.3390/s110606354
Received: 28 April 2011; in revised form: 20 May 2011 / Accepted: 7 June 2011 / Published: 16 June 2011
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Sensors 2011, 11(6), 6328-6353; doi:10.3390/s110606328
Received: 1 April 2011; in revised form: 31 May 2011 / Accepted: 2 June 2011 / Published: 16 June 2011
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Sensors 2011, 11(6), 6454-6479; doi:10.3390/s110606454
Received: 22 April 2011; Accepted: 15 June 2011 / Published: 17 June 2011
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Sensors 2011, 11(6), 6480-6492; doi:10.3390/s110606480
Received: 29 April 2011; in revised form: 29 May 2011 / Accepted: 7 June 2011 / Published: 17 June 2011
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Sensors 2011, 11(7), 6656-6684; doi:10.3390/s110706656
Received: 16 May 2011; in revised form: 16 June 2011 / Accepted: 22 June 2011 / Published: 27 June 2011
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Sensors 2011, 11(7), 6728-6742; doi:10.3390/s110706728
Received: 25 March 2011; in revised form: 22 June 2011 / Accepted: 27 June 2011 / Published: 28 June 2011
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Sensors 2011, 11(7), 7095-7109; doi:10.3390/s110707095
Received: 6 April 2011; in revised form: 4 July 2011 / Accepted: 6 July 2011 / Published: 11 July 2011
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Sensors 2011, 11(7), 7110-7126; doi:10.3390/s110707110
Received: 14 June 2011; in revised form: 4 July 2011 / Accepted: 7 July 2011 / Published: 11 July 2011
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Sensors 2011, 11(8), 7476-7501; doi:10.3390/s110807476
Received: 24 June 2011; in revised form: 20 July 2011 / Accepted: 21 July 2011 / Published: 28 July 2011
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Sensors 2011, 11(8), 7954-7981; doi:10.3390/s110807954
Received: 18 July 2011; in revised form: 8 August 2011 / Accepted: 8 August 2011 / Published: 12 August 2011
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Sensors 2011, 11(9), 8295-8308; doi:10.3390/s110908295
Received: 1 August 2011; in revised form: 22 August 2011 / Accepted: 23 August 2011 / Published: 25 August 2011
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Sensors 2011, 11(9), 8930-8932; doi:10.3390/s110908930
Received: 14 September 2011; Accepted: 15 September 2011 / Published: 15 September 2011
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