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Lameness prediction in broiler chicken using a machine learning technique

Available online 15 October 2020
Irenilza de Alencar Nääs | Nilsa Duarte da Silva Lima | Rodrigo Franco Gonçalves | Luiz Antonio de Lima | Henry Ungaro | Jair Minoro Abe

•Data mining algorithms effectively predicted broiler lameness.•We obtained prediction of footpad dermatitis with 81% accuracy.•Broiler weight and sex may lead to lameness (82% accuracy).•The incidence...

A multi-scale features-based method to detect Oplegnathus

Available online 15 October 2020
Jun Yue | Huihui Yang | Shixiang Jia | Qing Wang | Zhenbo Li | Guangjie Kou | Ruijia Ba

It is of great significance to use underwater video and image processing technology to detect and analyze fish behaviors. In this paper, an Oplegnathus image dataset for fish behaviors study by deep...

Application of the AquaCrop model in decision support for optimization of nitrogen fertilizer and water productivity of soybeans

Available online 10 October 2020
Omotayo B. Adeboye | Bart Schultz | Amaka P. Adeboye | Kenneth O. Adekalu | Jimmy A. Osunbitan

Insect classification and detection in field crops using modern machine learning techniques

Available online 8 October 2020
Thenmozhi Kasinathan | Dakshayani Singaraju | Srinivasulu Reddy Uyyala

The agriculture sector has an immense potential to improve the requirement of food and supplies healthy and nutritious food. Crop insect detection is a challenging task for farmers as a significant...

The information technology barriers in supply chain of sugarcane in Khuzestan province, Iran: A combined ANP-DEMATEL approach

Available online 8 October 2020
Reza Salehi | Mohammad Ali Asaadi | Mahmood Haji Rahimi | Ali Mehrabi

The present study aims at identifying and also prioritizing information technology barriers in supply chain of sugarcane in Khuzestan province. The statistical population of the study consisted of all...

A new low-cost sensing system for rapid ring estimation of woody plants to support tree management

September 2020
Bayu Taruna Widjaja Putra

•Low-cost tree-rings sensing system suitable for smallholder.•The system is supported for real-time measurement.•The developed sensing system was strongly correlated with manual measurement.•A protocol...

Wheat grain yield and nitrogen uptake prediction using atLeaf and GreenSeeker portable optical sensors at jointing growth stage

September 2020
Ali M. Ali | S.M. Ibrahim | Bijay-Singh

Rapid acquisition of information about nitrogen (N) uptake and grain yield is an essential step in making site-specific in-season fertilizer N management decisions. The objective of this study was to...

Automatic grape leaf diseases identification via UnitedModel based on multiple convolutional neural networks

September 2020
Miaomiao Ji | Lei Zhang | Qiufeng Wu

Grape diseases are main factors causing serious grapes reduction. So it is urgent to develop an automatic identification method for grape leaf diseases. Deep learning techniques have recently achieved...

Effect of low power laser irradiation on bio-physical properties of wheat seeds

September 2020
Samiya | Sikandar Aftab | Ayesha Younus

•A laser irradiation treatment method was established to improve the quality of wheat.•We have investigated the effects of diode laser on wheat seeding and, on its germination.•We also compared the...

Improved fluid search optimization-based real-time weed mapping

September 2020
Chengcheng Chen | Shengsheng Wang | Xianchang Wang | Helong Yu | Ruyi Dong

In the field of agriculture, variable-rate herbicide spraying (VRHS) technology has been used to solve the low efficiency of pesticides and crop chemical residues. The key of VRHS is the quick and precise...

Paradigm change in Indian agricultural practices using Big Data: Challenges and opportunities from field to plate

September 2020
Vinay Kellengere Shankarnarayan | Hombaliah Ramakrishna

•Today Big Data is used in every business, hence data analytics tools and techniques are in demand. Thus Big data has no shortage of uses within farming.•Large Opportunities for Big Data analysis in...

Automatic recognition of ingestive-related behaviors of dairy cows based on triaxial acceleration

September 2020
Weizheng Shen | Fei Cheng | Yu Zhang | Xiaoli Wei | Qiang Fu | Yonggen Zhang

Ingestive-related behaviors including feeding and ruminating are important indexes to measure the health and welfare of dairy cows. The purpose of this study is to develop a method based on triaxial...

Design and physical model experiment of an attitude adjustment device for a crawler tractor in hilly and mountainous regions

September 2020
Jingbin Sun | Chong Meng | Yazhou Zhang | Guoping Chu | Yanjie Zhang | Fuzeng Yang | Zhijie Liu

To address the problems of difficult leveling and poor stability of hill crawler tractors, an attitude adjustment device based on a parallel four-bar mechanism was designed, and the mechanical reasons...

Data communication mechanism for greenhouse environment monitoring and control: An agent-based IoT system

September 2020
Jizhang Wang | Meizheng Chen | Jinsheng Zhou | Pingping Li

Internet of things (IoT) technology has been constantly applied in greenhouse environmental monitoring and control in recent years. The acquisition and control parameters, network protocols are different...

Assessment of land suitability and agricultural production sustainability using a combined approach (Fuzzy-AHP-GIS): A case study of Mazandaran province, Iran

September 2020
Sherwin Amini | Abbas Rohani | Mohammad Hossein Aghkhani | Mohammad Hossein Abbaspour-Fard | Mohammad Reza Asgharipour

•The average of the lasting stability index was in the range of almost unstable.•The highest and lowest means of the product were 4314.44 and 3501.95 kg ha−1, respectively.•The use of modern agricultural...

A wireless intelligent thermal control and management system for piglet in large-scale pig farms

Available online 29 September 2020
Ping Zheng | Jicheng Zhang | Honggui Liu | Jun Bao | Qiuju Xie | Xiaohua Teng

•The automatic thermal control and management system (ATCMS) of micro-environment for piglets was developed.•ATCMS gave an automatic and precise control to heating devices according to suitable thermal...

Assessing suitability of Andrographis paniculata genotypes for rain-fed conditions in semi-arid climates

Available online 29 September 2020
Kuldeepsingh A. Kalariya | Narendra A. Gajbhiye | Ram Prasnna Meena | Parmeshwar L. Saran | Dipal Minipara | Sinora Macwan | K.A. Geetha

•26 genotypes of A. paniculata exposed to rained condition for two years.•Mid-season rainfed condition caused 29% herbage yield loss.•The promising genotypes for early season rainfed conditions were...

Network design for local agriculture using robust optimization

Available online 29 September 2020
Ashish Kambli | Ronald G. McGarvey

For small farmers wishing to sell their products under the “local agriculture” marketing concept, connecting with consumers can be challenging. One approach to mitigating this disconnect between where...

Detection of leaf folder and yellow stemborer moths in the paddy field using deep neural network with search and rescue optimization

Available online 24 September 2020
Chiranjeevi Muppala | Velmathi Guruviah

In agriculture, insect pests must be identified at the initial stage of infestation to avoid their spread in the field. Leaf folders (cnaphalocrocis medinalis) and yellow stemborers (scirpophaga incertulas)...

Service design for climate-smart agriculture

Available online 31 July 2020
Michael O'Grady | David Langton | Francesca Salinari | Peter Daly | Gregory O'Hare

Holistic information systems for climate-smart agriculture demands the seamless integration of various categories of climate, meteorological and weather data. Any actor in the agricultural value chain...

Dimensionality reduction of hyperspectral images of vegetation and crops based on self-organized maps

Available online 24 July 2020
David Ruiz Hidalgo | Bladimir Bacca Cortés | Eduardo Caicedo Bravo

Hyperspectral images are multidimensional massive sets of information that have shown a great potential for different kind of applications as urban mapping, environmental management, vegetation and...

A method for weighing broiler chickens using improved amplitude-limiting filtering algorithm and BP neural networks

Available online 11 July 2020
Weihong Ma | Qifeng Li | Jiawei Li | Luyu Ding | Qinyang Yu

Broiler chickens are traditionally weighed by steelyard or platform scale, which is time-consuming and labor-intensive. Broiler chickens usually exhibit stress-related behavior during weighing. The...

Evaluation of regression algorithms for estimating leaf area index and canopy water content from water stressed rice canopy reflectance

Available online 6 July 2020
Niranjan Panigrahi | Bhabani Sankar Das

•The rice leaf area index and canopy water content can be estimated for water stressed rice fields using rice canopy reflectance spectroscopy.•A locally-weighted partial least squared regression calibration...

Soil texture classification using multi class support vector machine

June 2020
Utpal Barman | Ridip Dev Choudhury

The objective of this study is to process the soil images to generate a digital soil classification system for rural farmers at low cost. Soil texture is the main factor to be considered before doing...

Multi-target prediction of wheat flour quality parameters with near infrared spectroscopy

June 2020
Sylvio Barbon Junior | Saulo Martielo Mastelini | Ana Paula A.C. Barbon | Douglas Fernandes Barbin | Rosalba Calvini | Jessica Fernandes Lopes | Alessandro Ulrici

Near Infrared (NIR) spectroscopy is an analytical technology widely used for the non-destructive characterisation of organic samples, considering both qualitative and quantitative attributes. In the...

Classification of yield affecting biotic and abiotic paddy crop stresses using field images

June 2020
Basavaraj S. Anami | Naveen N. Malvade | Surendra Palaiah

On-time recognition and early control of the stresses in the paddy crops at the booting growth stage is the key to prevent qualitative and quantitative loss of agricultural yield. The conventional paddy...

Dissolved oxygen prediction in prawn ponds from a group of one step predictors

June 2020
Ashfaqur Rahman | Joel Dabrowski | John McCulloch

•A novel machine learning approach to predict dissolved oxygen in prawn ponds.•A prediction algorithm that can predict far ahead in time without sacrificing accuracy.•Dissolved oxygen data collected...

Production and characterization of organic manure from liquorice residues

June 2020
Raghad S. Mouhamad | Zainab J. Mohammed | Ahmad A. Abdulhadi | Mazhar Abbas | Munawar Iqbal | Arif Nazir

In present investigation, organic manure was produced and characterized from liquorice residues using activated Effective Microoganism (AEM). The liquorice waste residues were fermented for the period...

Robust image processing algorithm for computational resource limited smart apple sunburn sensing system

June 2020
Guobin Shi | Rakesh Ranjan | Lav R. Khot

•Smart sensing system with on-board fruit surface temperature (FST) estimation algorithm.•Customized clustering algorithm-based fruit segmentation approach.•Successful apple FST estimation on-board...

Feed intake prediction model for group fish using the MEA-BP neural network in intensive aquaculture

June 2020
Lan Chen | Xinting Yang | Chuanheng Sun | Yizhong Wang | Daming Xu | Chao Zhou

In aquaculture, the accurate prediction of feed intake for group fish is considered to be crucial to any feeding system. Previous studies mainly used mathematical statistics to establish the mapping...

Polychromatic Fourier-PAM fluorometry and hyperspectral analysis of chlorophyll fluorescence from Phaseolus vulgaris leaves: Effects of green light

June 2020
Vladimir Lysenko | Ya Guo | Alexey Kosolapov | Elena Usova | Tatyana Varduny | Vladimir Krasnov

Maximal and partial quantum yields of photosystem II (Fv/Fm and Fv–/Fp) in Phaseolus vulgaris leaves were determined in response to the turning on saturating and low (undersaturating) actinic light,...

Recognition and classification of paddy leaf diseases using Optimized Deep Neural network with Jaya algorithm

June 2020
S. Ramesh | D. Vydeki

In the agriculture field, one of the recent research topics is recognition and classification of diseases from the leaf images of a plant. The recognition of agricultural plant diseases by utilizing...

A role of computer vision in fruits and vegetables among various horticulture products of agriculture fields: A survey

June 2020
Mukesh Kumar Tripathi | Dhananjay D. Maktedar

Computer vision is a consistent and advanced technique for image processing, with the propitious outcome, and enormous potential. A computer vision has been strongly adopted in the heterogeneous domain...

Modeling and optimization of the insecticidal effects of Teucrium polium L. essential oil against red flour beetle (Tribolium castaneum Herbst) using response surface methodology

June 2020
Asgar Ebadollahi | Ebrahim Taghinezhad

The utilization of natural materials in the post-harvest process of agricultural products is necessary for the production of safe food. In recent years, the use of essential oil extracted from aromatic...

Generating soil salinity, soil moisture, soil pH from satellite imagery and its analysis

June 2020
Mochamad Firman Ghazali | Ketut Wikantika | Agung Budi Harto | Akihiko Kondoh

In an agricultural field, the water content and salt content are defined as soil moisture and soil salinity and have to be estimated precisely. The changing of these two factors can be assessed using...

Structural analysis on cutting notch of tea stalk by X-ray micro-computed tomography

June 2020
Zhe Du | Yongguang Hu | Wenye Wu | Yongzong Lu | Noman Ali Buttar

Quantitative analysis on cutting notch of tea stalk is one method to better understand shear resistance and mechanical properties of the stalk, which could improve cutting performance and efficiency...

Convective drying of yellow discarded onion (Angaco INTA): Modelling of moisture loss kinetics and effect on phenolic compounds

June 2020
María Celia Roman | Maria Paula Fabani | Lorena Celina Luna | Gabriela Egly Feresin | German Mazza | Rosa Rodriguez

The Angaco INTA onion variety is the most cultivated and its production, mostly is destined for export. Due to their high-quality standards of these markets, many onions are discarded. The drying process...

IoT-based monitoring and data-driven modelling of drip irrigation system for mustard leaf cultivation experiment

Available online 24 June 2020
Emmanuel Abiodun Abioye | Mohammad Shukri Zainal Abidin | Mohd Saiful Azimi Mahmud | Salinda Buyamin | Muhammad Khairie Idham AbdRahman | Abdulrahaman Okino Otuoze | Muhammad Shahrul Azwan Ramli | Ona Denis Ijike

The changing dynamics, non-linearity of soil moisture content, as well as other weather and plant variables requires real-time monitoring and accurate predictive model for effective irrigation and crop...

Measurement investigation on the feasibility of shallow geothermal energy for heating and cooling applied in agricultural greenhouses of Shouguang City: Ground temperature profiles and geothermal potential

Available online 16 June 2020
Anh Tuan Le | Liang Wang | Yang Wang | Daoliang Li

•A temperature measurement model for the shallow zone was proposed.•Ground temperature profiles at depths of 0.1–3.6 m were obtained.•Geothermal potential for heating and cooling applications is relatively...

Maturity status classification of papaya fruits based on machine learning and transfer learning approach

Available online 20 May 2020
Santi Kumari Behera | Amiya Kumar Rath | Prabira Kumar Sethy

Papaya (Carica papaya) is a tropical fruit having commercial importance because of its high nutritive and medicinal value. The packaging of papaya fruit as per its maturity status is an essential task...

Recognition of cotton growth period for precise spraying based on convolution neural network

Available online 6 May 2020
Shanping Wang | Yang Li | Jin Yuan | Laiqi Song | Xinghua Liu | Xuemei Liu

•Precise spraying based on recognition of the growth period was first proposed.•Convolution neural network is applied to cotton growth period recognition for the first time.•A CNN model with high accuracy,...

Applying multi-criteria analysis to select the most appropriate broiler rearing environment

Available online 6 May 2020
Karla A.O. Lima | Irenilza A. Nääs | Daniella J. Moura | Rodrigo G. Garcia | Angélica S. Mendes

The present study aimed to assess the most appropriate rearing system for broiler housing in tropical regions using the Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP). The research was done using data sampling...

Assessment of wheat chlorophyll content by the multiple linear regression of leaf image features

Available online 6 May 2020
Yufei Song | Guifa Teng | Yingchun Yuan | Tianzhen Liu | Zhimei Sun

The measurement of crop nutrition is considerably significant in agricultural practices, especially in the application of mechanized variable rate fertilization. Feature extraction and model building...

A joint optimization framework for wheat harvesting and transportation considering fragmental farmlands

Available online 25 April 2020
P. He | J. Li

Crop harvesting and transportation should be considered as an integrated system to be optimized aiming to reduce the total operational costs. However, current studies mainly focused on how to reduce...

Recent advances in image processing techniques for automated leaf pest and disease recognition – A review

Available online 21 April 2020
Lawrence C. Ngugi | Moataz Abelwahab | Mohammed Abo-Zahhad

•Leaf disease recognition using hand crafted features and shallow classifiers.•Leaf disease recognition using deep learning.•Problems facing crop pest and disease recognition.•Performance comparison...

Autonomous navigation for a wolfberry picking robot using visual cues and fuzzy control

Available online 18 April 2020
Yue Ma | Wenqiang Zhang | Waqar S. Qureshi

Lycium barbarum commonly known as wolfberry or Goji is considered an important ingredient in Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, and Chinese food and medicine. It is cultivated extensively in these countries...

Fertilizer sphericity measuring device based on equatorial and meridian circles

Available online 16 April 2020
Hongjian Zhang | Junlin Mu | Shuangxi Liu | Zhen Wang | Guikun Chu | Jinxing Wang

Fertilizer sphericity is an important assessment index of appearance quality that affects the fertilization effect. A fertilizer sphericity measuring device based on machine vision was designed aimed...

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