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5 Precision Agriculture

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.org

Citation:  Omasa, Kenji. 2006. Section 5.1 Image Sensing and Phytobiological Information, pp. 217-231 of Chapter 5 Precision Agriculture, in CIGR Handbook of Agricultural Engineering Volume VI Information Technology. Edited by CIGR--The International Commission of Agricultural Engineering; Volume Editor, Axel Munack. St. Joseph, Michigan, USA: ASABE.  .(doi:10.13031/2013.21676)
Authors:   K. Omasa
Keywords:   Imaging, Fluorescence, Phytobiological IT, Plant functioning, Spectral image, Sustainable agriculture, Thermal image, 3-D

Phytobiological information on plants and soils is useful in order to optimize mechanized and sustainable agricultural systems. In this section, promising image-sensing techniques for obtaining phytobiological information are briefly introduced, and the concept of a phytobiological information system (PIS) for plant production and sustainable agriculture is described.

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