Special Issue "Advances in Agriculture Mechanization"
A special issue of Agriculture (ISSN 2077-0472).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 November 2018).
Interests: To develop precision agriculture technologies for economically viable, environmentally safe and sustainable agriculture.
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals
Special Issue in Sustainability: Precision Irrigation Strategies for Sustainable Water Budgeting
Recent advances in agricultural mechanization/machinery/practices have attracted the attentions of various stakeholders, including growers, machinery manufactures, and food processing industries. Agricultural mechanization has almost replaced human and animal agricultural operations, creating a comfortable, safe, and attractive environment for workers, and enhanced work efficiency. These advances in agricultural mechanization are making their way to address the challenges of food security in the coming decades, as agricultural land is shrinking because of urbanization. Coupling of intelligent sensing and control systems in traditional farming operations (ploughing, seeding, irrigation, fertilization, pesticide applications, nutrient management, etc.) are expanding enormously due to their economic and environmental benefits. This Special Issue covers the recent advances in agriculture mechanization, including machine design, post harvesting technologies, precision agriculture technologies, variable rate applications, spatial and temporal variability, soil and water management, irrigation and drainage, and integration of sensors and control systems in agricultural machinery.
We invite researchers to contribute original research articles, as well as review articles, to this Special Issue. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- Machine design
- Performance efficiency of agricultural equipment
- Precision agriculture technologies
- Sensing and control systems for agricultural machines
- Soil and water management
- Irrigation and drainage
- Post harvesting technologies
- Variable rate applicators
- GPS and GIS involvement in agriculture
- Management of spatial and temporal variability
- Sensors for agriculture
Dr. Aitazaz A. Farooque
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Agriculture is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Integrated agriculture operations
- High efficiency irrigation
- Soil and crop variability
- Performance of agriculture equipment
- Agricultural engineering
- Soil science
- DGPS and GIS mapping
- Control systems
- Post harvest losses