Special Issue "Sensors in Agriculture"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2017).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Interests: sensor systems for automated detection and mapping of crop enemies and threat situations (weeds, fungi, viruses, and insects); sensor systems for the detection, recognition, and mapping of nutrient stresses in crops; hyperspectral, multispectral, fluorescence, fluorescence kinetics, computer vision, thermal, lidar, and multisensor systems for crop status sensing and phenotyping; yield mapping in orchards and arable crops by using new technologies (GNSS, RTK-GPS, Zigbee, ambient computing); sensors for viticulture and wine quality; produce and activity traceability systems in the field by using new technologies (RFID, barcode, GPS, Zigbee, wearable computers, etc); bio-inspired information processing, neuroscience, self-organization, and computational intelligence; intelligent control of mechatronic systems; cyber-physical systems; industry 4.0; Internet of Things, and M2M systems; information and data fusion; cognitive robotics and active learning systems, sensor-based environment awareness
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Agriculture requires technical solutions for increasing production, while the environmental impact decreases by reduced application of agro-chemicals and increased use of environmental friendly management practices. A benefit of this is the reduction of production costs. Technologies of Sensors produce tools to achieve the above-mentioned goals. The explosive technological advances and development in recent years enormously facilitates the attainment of these objectives by removing many barriers for their implementation, including reservations expressed by farmers themselves. Precision Agriculture is an emerging area, where sensor-based technologies play an important role.
Farmers, researchers, and technical manufacturers, all together, are joining efforts to find efficient solutions and improvements in production and in to reductions in costs. This Special Issue aims to bring together recent research and development concerning novel sensors and their applications in agriculture. Sensors in agriculture are based on the requirements of the farmers according to the farming operations that need to be addressed. Papers addressing sensor development addressing 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 Microorganisms 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, and electronic noses and tongues
- Sensors for positioning, navigation, and obstacle detection
- Sensor networks in agriculture, wearable sensors, and Internet of things
- Low energy, disposable and energy harvesting sensors in agriculture
Prof. Dr. Dimitrios Moshou
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- Agricultural sensors
- Sensor information acquisition
- sensor information processing
- Sensor-based decision making
- sensors in agriculture
- precision agriculture
- sensors in agricultural production
- sensors applications
- processing of sensed data