Sensors in Agriculture 2019
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2019) | Viewed by 85804
Interests: remote sensing; multiscale fusion robotic agriculture; sensor networks; robotics; development of cognitive abilities; fusion of global and local cognition
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Agriculture requires technical solutions for increasing production while reducing environmental impact by reducing the application of agro-chemicals and increasing the use of environmentally-friendly management practices. A benefit of this is the reduction of production costs. Sensor technologies produce tools to achieve the abovementioned goals. The explosive technological advances and developments in recent years have enormously facilitated the attainment of these objectives removing many barriers for their implementation, including the reservations expressed by farmers. Precision agriculture is an emerging area where sensor-based technologies play an important role.
Farmers, researchers, and technical manufacturers are joining their efforts to find efficient solutions, improvements in production, and reductions in costs. This Special Issue aims to bring together recent research and developments concerning novel sensors and their applications in agriculture. Sensors in agriculture are based on the requirements of farmers, according to the farming operations that need to be addressed. Papers addressing sensor development for a wide range of agricultural tasks, including, but not limited to, recent research and developments in the following areas are expected:
- Optical sensors: Hyperspectral, multispectral, fluorescence and thermal sensing
- Sensors for crop health status determination
- Sensors for crop phenotyping, germination, emergence and determination of the different growth stages of crops
- Sensors for detection of microorganism and pest management
- Airborne sensors (UAV)
- Multisensor systems, sensor fusion
- Non-destructive soil sensing
- Yield estimation and prediction
- Detection and identification of crops and weeds
- Sensors for detection of fruits
- Sensors for fruit quality determination
- Sensors for weed control
- Volatile components detection, electronic noses and tongues
- Sensors for robot navigation, localization and mapping and environmental awareness
- Sensors for robotic applications in crop management
- Sensors for positioning, navigation and obstacle detection
- Sensor networks in agriculture, wearable sensors, the Internet of Things
- Low energy, disposable and energy harvesting sensors in agriculture
- Deep learning from sensor data in agriculture
Prof. Dr. Dimitrios Moshou
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