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Technology Application of Smart Spray in Agriculture: A Review



A smart spraying system in agriculture is a targeted spraying system with efficient application of chemical and low cost for the environment. A smart sprayer generally includes a targeted detection system and spraying system, in which the targeted sensor is the foundation of the precision spraying management. The detection system of a smart sprayer is used to collect information in target areas and make spraying decisions. Varieties of sensing techniques are applied, such as Machine vision, spectral reflectance, remote sensing and so on. According to the detecting results of characteristics detection, species classification, disease symptom identification and damage severity evaluation, the spraying system controls the sprayer operation. The review of application of detection techniques, challenges and limitations are summarized, the developing trend is concluded based on the analysis.



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Volume: 21
Issue: 3
Year: 2015

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