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Sensing Technologies for Precision Phenotyping in Vegetable Crops: Current Status and Future Challenges

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CREA Research Centre for Vegetable and Ornamental Crops, 84098 Pontecagnano Faiano, Italy
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CREA Research Centre for Vegetable and Ornamental Crops, 51017 Pescia, Italy
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Agronomy 2018, 8(4), 57; https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy8040057
Received: 23 February 2018 / Revised: 16 April 2018 / Accepted: 19 April 2018 / Published: 22 April 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Precision Phenotyping in Plant Breeding)
Increasing the ability to investigate plant functions and structure through non-invasive methods with high accuracy has become a major target in plant breeding and precision agriculture. Emerging approaches in plant phenotyping play a key role in unraveling quantitative traits responsible for growth, production, quality, and resistance to various stresses. Beyond fully automatic phenotyping systems, several promising technologies can help accurately characterize a wide range of plant traits at affordable costs and with high-throughput. In this review, we revisit the principles of proximal and remote sensing, describing the application of non-invasive devices for precision phenotyping applied to the protected horticulture. Potentiality and constraints of big data management and integration with “omics” disciplines will also be discussed. View Full-Text
Keywords: digital imaging; genomics; phenomics; plant breeding; greenhouse horticulture; advanced crop management; automation; vegetation indices; optical sensors; fluorescence digital imaging; genomics; phenomics; plant breeding; greenhouse horticulture; advanced crop management; automation; vegetation indices; optical sensors; fluorescence
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Tripodi, P.; Massa, D.; Venezia, A.; Cardi, T. Sensing Technologies for Precision Phenotyping in Vegetable Crops: Current Status and Future Challenges. Agronomy 2018, 8, 57. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy8040057

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Tripodi P, Massa D, Venezia A, Cardi T. Sensing Technologies for Precision Phenotyping in Vegetable Crops: Current Status and Future Challenges. Agronomy. 2018; 8(4):57. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy8040057

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Tripodi, Pasquale, Daniele Massa, Accursio Venezia, and Teodoro Cardi. 2018. "Sensing Technologies for Precision Phenotyping in Vegetable Crops: Current Status and Future Challenges" Agronomy 8, no. 4: 57. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy8040057

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