Automation for Specialty Crops: A Comprehensive Strategy, Current Results, and Future Goals

Sanjiv Singh, Tara Baugher, Marcel Bergerman, Katie Ellis, Benjamin P. Grocholsky, Bradley Hamner, Jay Harper, Gwen-Alyn Hoheisel, Larry Hull, Vincent Jones, George A. Kantor, Brian Kliethermes, Harvey Koselka, Karen Lewis, Jacqueline Libby, William Messner, Henry Ngugi, James Owen, Johnny Park, Clark Seavert, Wenfan Shi, and James Teza
The 4th IFAC International Workshop on Bio-Robotics, Information Technology and Intelligent Control for Bioproduction Systems (2009 IFAC Bio-Robotics IV Workshop), October, 2009.


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Abstract
Specialty crops are defined as fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits and nursery crops including floriculture. In 2008 the US Department of Agriculture launched the Specialty Crop Research Initiative to promote innovative research and development in five legislatively-mandated areas: plant breeding and genetics; threats from pests and diseases; production efficiency, productivity, and profitability; innovations and new technologies; and methods to prevent, detect, monitor, control, and respond to food safety hazards. This article presents the technical goals and current progress of Comprehensive Automation for Specialty Crops, one of the 18 projects funded under the initiative in its first funding round.

Notes
Sponsor: This work is supported by the US Department of Agriculture under the Specialty Crop Research Initiative, award number 2008-51180-04876.
Associated Center(s) / Consortia: Field Robotics Center
Associated Project(s): Comprehensive Automation for Specialty Crops
Number of pages: 6
Note: (to appear)

Text Reference
Sanjiv Singh, Tara Baugher, Marcel Bergerman, Katie Ellis, Benjamin P. Grocholsky, Bradley Hamner, Jay Harper, Gwen-Alyn Hoheisel, Larry Hull, Vincent Jones, George A. Kantor, Brian Kliethermes, Harvey Koselka, Karen Lewis, Jacqueline Libby, William Messner, Henry Ngugi, James Owen, Johnny Park, Clark Seavert, Wenfan Shi, and James Teza, "Automation for Specialty Crops: A Comprehensive Strategy, Current Results, and Future Goals," The 4th IFAC International Workshop on Bio-Robotics, Information Technology and Intelligent Control for Bioproduction Systems (2009 IFAC Bio-Robotics IV Workshop), October, 2009.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Singh_2009_6423,
   author = "Sanjiv Singh and Tara Baugher and Marcel Bergerman and Katie Ellis and Benjamin P Grocholsky and Bradley Hamner and Jay Harper and Gwen-Alyn Hoheisel and Larry Hull and Vincent Jones and George A Kantor and Brian Kliethermes and Harvey Koselka and Karen Lewis and Jacqueline Libby and William Messner and Henry Ngugi and James Owen and Johnny Park and Clark Seavert and Wenfan Shi and James Teza",
   title = "Automation for Specialty Crops: A Comprehensive Strategy, Current Results, and Future Goals",
   booktitle = "The 4th IFAC International Workshop on Bio-Robotics, Information Technology and Intelligent Control for Bioproduction Systems (2009 IFAC Bio-Robotics IV Workshop)",
   month = "October",
   year = "2009",
   Notes = "(to appear)"
}