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

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

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

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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.

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author = {Sanjiv Singh and Marcel Bergerman and Benjamin P. Grocholsky and Bradley Hamner and George A. Kantor and Brian Kliethermes and Jacqueline Libby and William Messner and Wenfan Shi and James Teza and Tara Baugher and Katie Ellis and Jay Harper and Gwen-Alyn Hoheisel and Larry Hull and Vincent Jones and Harvey Koselka and Karen Lewis and Henry Ngugi and James Owen and Johnny Park and Clark Seavert},
title = {Automation for Specialty Crops: A Comprehensive Strategy, Current Results, and Future Goals},
booktitle = {4th IFAC International Workshop on Bio-Robotics,Information Technology,and Intelligent Control for Bioproduction Systems},
year = {2009},
month = {September},
keywords = {Specialty crops; Information, mobility, and manipulation; Plant science; Socio-economic analyses; Outreach},