Special Issue "Image Analysis Techniques in Agriculture"

A special issue of Agriculture (ISSN 2077-0472). This special issue belongs to the section "Agricultural Technology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Maciej Zaborowicz
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Guest Editor
Institute of Biosystems Engineering, Poznań University of Life Sciences, Poznan, Poland
Interests: neural image analysis; artificial neural network; computer image analysis; quality of agricultural products; acquiring characteristics; data processing and analysis
Dr. Dawid Wojcieszak
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Co-Guest Editor
Institute of Biosystems Engineering, Poznań University of Life Sciences, Poznan, Poland
Interests: agricultural engineering, biosystems engineering, Agriculture 4.0, energy management systems in agriculture, energy input output analysis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In modern agriculture, which is currently so-called Agriculture 4.0, the main emphasis is placed on the development of precise tools supporting all activities related to food production. Increasing attention is now being paid not only to the quantity but also, and above all, to the quality of agricultural products, as well as to waste and its characteristics. Computer image analysis, which in many respects supports precision farming, is becoming a widely used tool. It should be mentioned that the quality of individual products, such as cereals, vegetables, and fruits, should be assessed, but it is also possible to assess the condition of a field and plantation. These tools have an advisory function and in many cases are able to prevent losses to the agricultural producer. The 21st century is a century of information, including information encoded in graphic form, most often in the form of a digital image. Appropriate acquisition of material, and then determination of characteristics and production of methods that will directly or indirectly support the agricultural production, e.g., in the aspect of plant protection, etc. belongs among the broad interests of modern Agriculture 4.0.

Dr. Maciej Zaborowicz
Dr. Dawid Wojcieszak
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • Imaging techniques in agriculture
  • Acquisition of the image of products of agricultural origin
  • Acquisition of characteristics
  • Image processing
  • Data processing
  • Image analysis
  • Neural image analysis
  • Product evaluation
  • Quality assessment
  • Safety of food products
  • Other agricultural topics (Image analysis)

Published Papers

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