Special Issue "Remote Sensing Technologies, Crop Yield, Soil and Weather Data Integration in Digital Agriculture"

A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292). This special issue belongs to the section "Remote Sensing in Agriculture and Vegetation".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 April 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Abid Ali
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Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences-DISTAL, University of Bologna, Viale Fanin 44, North Wing, 40127 Bologna, Italy
Interests: foliar application of nutrients; organic farming; quantum GIS; ArcGIS; landsat vegetation indices; ECa directed to soil sampling technique; geostatistical analysis; precision agriculture; remote sensing
Dr. Flavio Lupia
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CREA Research Centre for Agricultural Policies and Bioeconomy, Via Po 14, 00198 Rome, Italy
Interests: geospatial information; precision agriculture; remote sensing; administrative and statistical data for agriculture; open data
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Dr. Michał Stępień
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ZSR (Complex of Agricultural Schools) in Grzybno, Grzybno 48, 63-112 Brodnica, Poland
Interests: management zones; site specific tillage and input management; precision agriculture application on smaller farms; soil science; land evaluation; fertilization; tropical agriculture; organic farming; agricultural machinery
Dr. Bahattin Akdemir
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Tekirdag Namik Kemal University, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Biosystems Engineering, 59030 Tekirdag, Turkey
Interests: precision agriculture; precision horticulture; variable rate application; spatial variability; yield mapping; sensors in agriculture; automatic steering; agricultural machinery; tractors
Dr. Zhongxin Chen
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Senior IT Officer, IT Service Division (CSI), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153 Rome, Italy
Interests: remote sensing applications in agriculture; data assimilation; agro-geoinformatics
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Dr. Dariusz Gozdowski
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Department of Experimental Design and Bioinformatics, Warsaw University of Life Sciences—SGGW, 159 Nowoursynowska St., 02-776 Warsaw, Poland
Interests: statisticsbio; statistics; GIS; geostatistics; precision agriculture

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The current global food and agriculture system is facing major global challenges including climate change, population growth, environmental degradation biodiversity loss and natural resources depletion. It is recognized that agricultural digitalization might be one of the approaches that can help to counterbalance the current situation with the help of remote sensing and other technologies producing a huge amount of relevant data at parcel, farm and regional levels.

Today, we can model the crop yield performances, quality of the agricultural product and environmental effects of agricultural input usage in the spatio-temporal dimension by exploiting the remotely and proximal collectable data and by analyzing the relationships among crop, soil, weather and farm management practices. Several approaches are being developed to allow the precise management of farm resources as function of the within-field variability enacting a relevant leap compared to the traditional agricultural practices. However, the implementation of precision agriculture practices faces the challenge due to the diversity of factors which impact the crop yields and quality such as size of agricultural lands and variability of topography, soil, moisture and microclimatic conditions etc.

In this special issue; we focus on the state-of-art research on digital agriculture enabled by integrating remote, proximal and ground sensing technologies with crop, soil and weather data in search of a sustainable use of farm inputs. Innovative approaches are solicited on measurement, management/integration and use of data established by technologies for better understanding and managing the within-field variability and its relationship with remote, proximally and ground-sensed data. We invite you to submit reviews, case studies, or research articles for that focus on scientific methods, technological tools, and innovative statistical analyses, to capture the current advancements and fostering an open discussion on the future perspectives on the smart exploitation of spatial data integration in agriculture.

Dr. Abid Ali
Dr. Flavio Lupia
Dr. Michał Stępień
Dr. Bahattin Akdemir
Dr. Zhongxin Chen
Dr. Dariusz Gozdowski
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • Spatio-temporal soil/crop/product quality variability
  • Spectral vegetation indices
  • Proximal soil and crop sensing
  • Soil spatial variability
  • Weather data and irrigation
  • Geostatistical analysis of soil and crop variability
  • Site-specific crop management
  • Precision farming
  • Digital agriculture

Published Papers

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