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Precise Phenotyping for Improved Crop Quality and Management in Protected Cropping: A Review

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Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment, Western Sydney University, Richmond, NSW 2753, Australia
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School of Science, Western Sydney University, Richmond, NSW 2753, Australia
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Global Centre for Land Based Innovation, Western Sydney University, Hawkesbury Campus, Richmond, NSW 2753, Australia
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Crops 2022, 2(4), 336-350; https://doi.org/10.3390/crops2040024
Received: 13 July 2022 / Revised: 9 September 2022 / Accepted: 15 September 2022 / Published: 22 September 2022
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Protected Cropping Technology)
Protected cropping produces more food per land area than field-grown crops. Protected cropping includes low-tech polytunnels utilizing protective coverings, medium-tech facilities with some environmental control, and high-tech facilities such as fully automated glasshouses and indoor vertical farms. High crop productivity and quality are maintained by using environmental control systems and advanced precision phenotyping sensor technologies that were first developed for broadacre agricultural and can now be utilized for protected-cropping applications. This paper reviews the state of the global protected-cropping industry and current precision phenotyping methodology and technology that is used or can be used to advance crop productivity and quality in a protected growth environment. This review assesses various sensor technologies that can monitor and maintain microclimate parameters, as well as be used to assess plant productivity and produce quality. The adoption of precision phenotyping technologies is required for sustaining future food security and enhancing nutritional quality. View Full-Text
Keywords: precision phenotyping; protected cropping; sensor technology; indoor agriculture; food security precision phenotyping; protected cropping; sensor technology; indoor agriculture; food security
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Maier, C.R.; Chen, Z.-H.; Cazzonelli, C.I.; Tissue, D.T.; Ghannoum, O. Precise Phenotyping for Improved Crop Quality and Management in Protected Cropping: A Review. Crops 2022, 2, 336-350. https://doi.org/10.3390/crops2040024

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Maier CR, Chen Z-H, Cazzonelli CI, Tissue DT, Ghannoum O. Precise Phenotyping for Improved Crop Quality and Management in Protected Cropping: A Review. Crops. 2022; 2(4):336-350. https://doi.org/10.3390/crops2040024

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Maier, Chelsea R., Zhong-Hua Chen, Christopher I. Cazzonelli, David T. Tissue, and Oula Ghannoum. 2022. "Precise Phenotyping for Improved Crop Quality and Management in Protected Cropping: A Review" Crops 2, no. 4: 336-350. https://doi.org/10.3390/crops2040024

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