Special Issue "Precision Agriculture for Sustainability"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 August 2020).
Interests: remote sensing; precision agriculture; agriculture machinery; advances in crop protection
There is general consensus among the scientific community that the challenge of feeding a growing population in a resource-limited world must be addressed by developing new set of tools applicable to agriculture (GNSS technology, sensors, UAVs, software, actuator and controllers). Smart farming can make agriculture more profitable for the farmer. Decreasing resource inputs will save the farmer money and labor, and increased reliability of spatially explicit data will reduce risks. Please share your success stories from research in precision agriculture around the world in this Special Issue. Submissions on the following topics (but not limited to) are invited: 1) hyperspectral imagery for mapping plant health and crop yield; 2) agricultural robots; 3) farm management information systems; 4) automated irrigation scheduling; 5) crop stress monitoring; 6) high-throughput plant phenotyping; 7) agricultural machine learning; 8) precision for weed control; 9) sensors and drones in agriculture; and 10) economic analysis of the efficiency and sustainability
Dr. Manuel Pérez-Ruiz
Manuscript Submission Information
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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. Agronomy is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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- Variable rate application (VRA)
- Data fusion
- Drones for agriculture
- Soil mapping
- Advances in crop protection
- Decision support system (DSS)
- Precision irrigation
- Precision phenotyping.