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Special Issue "Advanced Sensors in Agriculture"
A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2020.
Department of Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens, Athens, Greece
Interests: biosensors; biotechnology; cell culture; cell technology
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Sensing systems are important in the development of crop and livestock production, which leads to a more sustainable intensification of agricultural systems. In particular, new sensors with reduced dimensions, reduced costs, and increased performances are available, which can be implemented and integrated in production systems, allowing an increase of data streams to be used in decision-making systems, especially in the context of precision agriculture. These advanced sensor technologies include: non-destructive sensing; proximal, aerial, and remote sensing; digital multispectral and hyperspectral sensors; fluorescence and thermal imaging sensors and navigation sensors; yield-monitoring sensors; animal-implantable biosensors; food chain production online and inline biosensors; blockchain applications in agrifood science and business. Tentative areas of sensing systems in primary agriculture could deal with, but be not limited to, the following areas:
- Soil, vegetation, air, and water sensors
- Animal behavior tracking sensors/farm management sensing systems
- Control of greenhouse and livestock buildings sensors
- Automation and control systems in agricultural machines
- Yield-monitoring sensors
- Sensing systems for the early detection of diseases and pests
- Detection and identification of crops and weeds
- Sensors for detection of fruits and quality determination
- Sensor networks and IoT in agriculture and livestock sectors
- Sensors for online/inline monitoring of food chain production and distribution from farm to fork
- Artificial intelligence and blockchain applications in agriculture
- Point-of-Test (PoT) systems in agriculture
This special issue coincides with the commemoration of the 100 years of the Agricultural University of Athens.
Prof. Dr. Spyridon Kintzios
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- aerial sensing
- artificial intelligence
- control systems
- integrated systems
- precision agriculture
- proximal sensing
- quality monitoring
- remote sensing