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Research Project: Sustainable Intensification of Grain and Biomass Cropping Systems using a Landscape-Based GxExM Approach

Location: Cropping Systems and Water Quality Research

Title: Proximal soil sensing and sensor fusion in precision agriculture

item Sudduth, Kenneth - Ken

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 5/22/2018
Publication Date: 5/28/2018
Citation: Sudduth, K.A. 2018. Proximal soil sensing and sensor fusion in precision agriculture [abstract]. International Symposium on Machinery and Mechatronics for Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, May 28-30, 2018, Jeju, South Korea. Presentation A5.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Precision agriculture (PA) is a management strategy that uses information technologies to bring data from multiple sources to bear on decisions associated with crop production. The goals of PA are to increase agricultural production, to provide economic sustainability, and to decrease the negative environmental impacts of agriculture. While PA was originally developed for large-scale farming, many parts are applicable to the small-scale farming common in Korea and other Asian countries. Because PA is based on information, sensing technologies are a key part of the overall system. This presentation will provide an overview of soil sensor applications in PA. It will focus on the concept of sensor fusion, where outputs from multiple sensors are combined for improved results.