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Cover for Precision livestock farming and technology in swine welfare.

This chapter describes the application of technology in pig farming, including understand how computer systems learn, the different types of sensors to monitor health and behaviour, the basic operation of precision livestock farming (PLF) and future possibilities. Precision livestock farming (PLF)...

Author(s)
Benjamin, M.; Yik, S.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245219)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Vanguard nano(bio)sensor technologies fostering the renaissance of agriculture.

This chapter provides an interesting overview of the nano(bio)sensors as a means of fast, accurate, cost-effective and in-field detection of soil humidity, soil nutrients, pesticides, and pests and pathogens, and thus could support precision agriculture. It regards such capabilities important...

Author(s)
Antonacci, A.; Arduini, F.; Scognamiglio, V.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391445)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Precision livestock farming: the future of livestock welfare monitoring and management?

This chapter describes the current capacities and future prospects of precision livestock farming by considering technology that has evolved from conceptual ideas in research laboratories into systems that are operational in commercial farms both now and into the future.

Author(s)
Norton, T.; Berckmans, D.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392459)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Herbicides.

This chapter provides brief details on (i) non-selective herbicides used in very diverse situations, including forestry and amenity areas, alongside roads and railway tracks and in urban and industrial areas on pavements; (ii) selective herbicides; and (iii) several new herbicides introduced since...

Author(s)
Matthews, G. A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394873)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Automation in tree fruit production: principles and practice.

This book on automation in tree fruit production consists of 11 chapters covering the following topics: (1) concept of tree fruit production automation; (2) economics of perennial crops production automation; (3) sensing for stress detection and high-throughput phenotyping in precision...

Author(s)
Zhang, Q.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648507)
Type
Book
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Cover for Tree fruit production automation.

This chapter discusses the concept and crop-specific issues in precision and automated production for tree fruit. The chapter also provides integrated solutions to orchard mechanization and automation.

Author(s)
Zhang, Q
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648507)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Sensing for stress detection and high-throughput phenotyping in precision horticulture.

This chapter discusses commonly used sensing techniques with a focus on sensing applications for stress detection and high-throughput phenotyping in horticulture, including examples. The sensor technologies explored are RGB camera, multispectral and hyperspectral sensors/cameras, fluorescent and...

Author(s)
Sankaran, S.; Zhang ChongYuan; Marzougui, A.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648507)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Precision orchard systems.

This chapter focuses on the key technological developments that have enabled the adoption of precision orchard systems, and, equally important, enabled the maintenance of mature, compact, productive orchard systems. Also, the chapter discusses the following topics: canopy architecture and training...

Author(s)
Whiting, M.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648507)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Precision technologies for pest and disease management.

This chapter discusses various aspects of integrated pest and disease management with a focus on ways to monitor insects and pests using traditional as well as new technologies, advances in spatial and temporal microclimatic measurement techniques and the role of such data in pest monitoring and...

Author(s)
Khot, L.; Hoheisel, G. A.; Osroosh, Y.; Ehsani, R.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648507)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Precision nutrient management.

This chapter will focus on cumulative fertigation research undertaken primarily in high-density apple and cherry as a case study of the practical application of fertigation. Thus, the information is most relevant to semi-arid fruit-growing regions, where irrigation is required to achieve...

Author(s)
Neilsen, G.; Neilsen, D.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648507)
Type
Book chapter

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