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Agriculture 2015, 5(3), 713-722;

An Overview on the Use of Infrared Sensors for in Field, Proximal and at Harvest Monitoring of Cereal Crops

School of Agriculture, Food and Wine, Faculty of Sciences, The University of Adelaide, Waite Campus, PMB 1 Glen Osmond, Adelaide SA 5064, Australia
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Academic Editor: Rainer W. Hofmann
Received: 6 May 2015 / Revised: 19 August 2015 / Accepted: 24 August 2015 / Published: 27 August 2015
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Farmers are increasingly demanding rapid, cost-effective, easy-to-use and non-destructive methods for monitoring changes in the physical and chemical characteristics of crops and plants from the early stages of crop development until harvest. Remote and proximal sensor tools have been used recently to monitor different aspects of cereal production (e.g., fertilization, crop diseases). Most of these tools are characterized as non-destructive, non-invasive and easy-to-use, and most of them are based in near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy. This article reviews recent and potential applications for the use of proximal sensors based on NIR spectroscopy to monitor dry matter (DM), yield, nitrogen and diseases in different cereal crops. View Full-Text
Keywords: near-infrared; yield; nitrogen; proximal sensors; harvest near-infrared; yield; nitrogen; proximal sensors; harvest
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Cozzolino, D.; Porker, K.; Laws, M. An Overview on the Use of Infrared Sensors for in Field, Proximal and at Harvest Monitoring of Cereal Crops. Agriculture 2015, 5, 713-722.

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