Special Issue "Agriculture and Forestry: Sensors, Technologies and Procedures"


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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2014

Special Issue Editors

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

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Pablo Gonzalez-de-Santos
Centre for Automation and Robotics, Spanish National Research Council - (CSIC), 28500 Arganda del Rey, Madrid, Spain
E-Mail: pablo.gonzalez@car.upm-csic.es
Interests: mobile robotics; agile locomotion; haptic interface

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Agriculture and forestry are two areas where advances in sensors and technologies play an important role. Used individually or integrated into devices and machinery, sensors and technologies allow a more efficient use of resources while facilitating the realization of harsh, and occasionally dangerous tasks by the use of agrochemicals.

Methods and procedures, designed to make operational and profitable devices, allow the processing of relevant information oriented toward the efficiency of agricultural tasks.

The following is a list of the main topics covered by this special issue. The special issue will, however, not be limited to these issues:

  • Sensors and technologies based on physical designs, including mechanical tools.
  • Sensors for chemical analysis or applications: soil nutrients and properties, herbicides, pesticides, fertilizers.
  • Sensors for monitorization: humidity, solar radiation, weeds densities, canopy analysis, soil compaction, energy consumption, diameter of trees, crown height, bark thickness, 3D structures.
  • Sensors for quality: fruit identification and ripeness, yield estimation, storage monitoring.
  • Sensors for autonomous agricultural vehicles: navigation, localization, crop rows detection, plants alignments, obstacle avoidance, communications, path following.

Prof. Dr. Gonzalo Pajares Martinsanz
Prof. Dr. Pablo González-de-Santos
Guest Editors

Related Special Issues
Sensor-Based Technologies and Processes in Agriculture and Forestry
Sensors in Agriculture and Forestry


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Published Papers (6 papers)

by , ,  and
Sensors 2014, 14(7), 12670-12686; doi:10.3390/s140712670
Received: 8 April 2014; in revised form: 23 June 2014 / Accepted: 24 June 2014 / Published: 15 July 2014
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Sensors 2014, 14(7), 12191-12206; doi:10.3390/s140712191
Received: 4 May 2014; in revised form: 16 June 2014 / Accepted: 24 June 2014 / Published: 9 July 2014
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Sensors 2014, 14(7), 11557-11579; doi:10.3390/s140711557
Received: 1 April 2014; in revised form: 16 June 2014 / Accepted: 25 June 2014 / Published: 30 June 2014
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Sensors 2014, 14(7), 11492-11503; doi:10.3390/s140711492
Received: 16 May 2014; in revised form: 19 June 2014 / Accepted: 19 June 2014 / Published: 27 June 2014
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Sensors 2014, 14(6), 10783-10803; doi:10.3390/s140610783
Received: 9 April 2014; in revised form: 6 June 2014 / Accepted: 6 June 2014 / Published: 19 June 2014
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Sensors 2014, 14(6), 10024-10041; doi:10.3390/s140610024
Received: 6 February 2014; in revised form: 3 June 2014 / Accepted: 3 June 2014 / Published: 6 June 2014
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