Special Issue "Computer Vision for Intelligent Crop Identification and Crop Protection"

A special issue of Agriculture (ISSN 2077-0472). This special issue belongs to the section "Agricultural Technology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 March 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Wen-Hao Su
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Department of Agricultural Engineering, College of Engineering, China Agricultural University (CAU), 17 Qinghua East Road, Haidian, Beijing 100083, China
Interests: agricultural robotics; artificial intelligence; computer vision; machine (deep) learning; weed control; plant health diagnostics; food safety; fluorescence imaging; hyper/multispectral imaging; UV/VIS/NIR/MIR spectroscopy
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Dr. Zhou Zhang
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Department of Biological Systems Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 230 Agricultural Engineering Building, 460 Henry Mall, Madison, WI 53706, USA
Interests: hyperspectral remote sensing; machine learning; unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)-based imaging platform developments; precision agriculture; high-throughput plant phenotyping
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Affected by climate change and other factors, crops are susceptible to a variety of diseases, pests, and weeds, resulting in production loss and quality degradation. Crop protection is the science and practice of managing plant diseases, weeds, and pests that damage agricultural crops. Herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides are widely used for crop protection in agricultural areas. However, a series of factors, including resistance to chemicals, environmental pollution, growing consumer concerns, and their strong interest in organic food, limit the acceptability of chemical reagents in future applications. Conventional protocols of weed control or phenotyping crop disease severity are a costly and time-consuming process. This context requires the development of smart technologies to accelerate the selection of disease-resistant crops, or to apply compounds or alternative products to targets to control diseases, pests, or weeds.

This Special Issue focuses on computer vision using near-ground and airborne cameras to identify plant traits for crop protection. We would like to invite experts and researchers in the field to contribute original and high-quality research articles and reviews to the journal (Agriculture or Agronomy) peer-reviewed Special Issue: “Computer Vision for Intelligent Crop Identification and Crop Protection”.

You may choose our Joint Special Issue in Agronomy.

Dr. Wen-Hao Su
Dr. Zhou Zhang
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Agriculture is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • computer vision
  • crop plant signaling
  • automatic system
  • robot–plant interaction
  • high-throughput phenotyping
  • machine learning
  • image segmentation
  • plant detection
  • physiology of crops and weeds
  • monitoring and control of diseases
  • pests and weeds

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