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Research Project: Automatic Control Systems to Advance Pesticide Spray Application Technologies

Location: Application Technology Research

Project Number: 5082-21620-010-01-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Sep 1, 2014
End Date: Aug 31, 2019

Investigate and design sprayer control systems with integration of advanced sensor technologies to characterize crop canopy structure and insect and disease pressures.

In cooperation with the ARS Application Technology Research Unit, Wooster, OH, perform the following: Investigate different sensor technologies including laser scanning sensors, infrared vision devices and imaging techniques to detect crop structures and insect and disease pressures, and then develop a fast response, high resolution universal controller to automatically manipulate spray application rates based on crop and pest characteristics for different types of sprayers.