Special Issue "Digital Agriculture: Latest Advances and Prospects"

A special issue of AgriEngineering (ISSN 2624-7402).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Alireza Pourreza
Guest Editor
Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, University of California, Davis
Interests: Precision Agriculture/horticulture; Agricultural Mechanization; Remote Sensing and GIS; Machine Vision; Agricultural Robotics and Automation; Big Data; Hyperspectral/Multispectral Imaging
Dr. Hao Gan
Guest Editor
Department of Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science, The University of Tennessee
Interests: Automation & Robotics; Mobile Robotics; Kalman Filtering; Sensor Fusion; Robot Vision; Navigation; Agricultural Engineering; Robotics; Mechanical Engineering

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Future agricultural and food production systems must make better use of limited resources to ensure that farmers can economically produce more high quality food for the growing world population while minimizing the impact on the environment. The current food production practices are addressing challenges such as climate change; crop loss due to plant stress, drought, invasive pests and diseases; inefficient management; and postharvest waste. Data-driven agriculture enables farmers to increase productivity, adapt to the changing climate, and reduce the risk of environmental degradation. Digital agriculture integrates advanced technologies to enhance agricultural production systems. It includes cutting-edge techniques to acquire and convert data to practical knowledge using validated interpretation models, and exploit this knowledge as decision-support tools.

This Special Issue is aimed at gathering recent developments related to digital agriculture and artificial intelligence with respect to its potential capabilities when used in agricultural applications. Contributions could include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

  • Digital agriculture
  • Smart farming
  • Remote sensing
  • Proximity sensing
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Data analytics and interpretation
  • Spectral data analytics
  • 3D point cloud analysis
  • Thermography
  • Decision support tools
  • Data calibration
  • Internet of things
  • Prescription map
  • Precision agriculture
  • Big data
  • Management zone
  • Data management
  • In situ sensing

Dr. Alireza Pourreza
Dr. Hao Gan
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • digital agriculture
  • smart farming
  • remote sensing
  • proximity sensing
  • artificial intelligence
  • spectral data analytics
  • 3D point cloud analysis
  • thermography
  • decision support tools
  • data calibration
  • internet of things
  • prescription map
  • precision agriculture
  • big data
  • management zone
  • data management
  • in situ sensing

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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