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

Available online 31 December 2019
Samiya | Sidra Saif | Hassan Saif Khan | Ayesha Younas | Sikandar Aftab | Shania Rehman | Muhammad Farooq Khan

•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...

Quality control of a four-echelon agri-food supply chain with multiple strategies

December 2019
Jin-you Hu | Jian Zhang | Mei Mei | Wei min Yang | Qiang Shen

•The four-echelon agri-supply chain model consists of one agricultural producer, one processing enterprise, one distributor, and many consumers with uncertain demand based on practical considerations.•A...

Dielectric spectroscopy as a potential technique for prediction of kiwifruit quality indices during storage

December 2019
Atefeh Fazayeli | Saadat Kamgar | Seyed Mehdi Nassiri | Hassan Fazayeli | Miguel de la Guardia

Dielectric spectroscopy has been employed as a simple, low cost and a non-destructive way for prediction of some physicochemical indices of kiwifruit during storage. A parallel-plate capacitor was developed...

Propellants of mechanical pruning and plucking of tea (a case of developing countries)

December 2019
Saeed Firouzi | Fariborz Azarian

Tea is one of the most widely consumed natural beverages in the world. High costs of tea pruning and plucking is among the main challenges of its production in Iran as a developing country. Therefore,...

Irrigated pinto bean crop stress and yield assessment using ground based low altitude remote sensing technology

December 2019
Rakesh Ranjan | Abhilash K. Chandel | Lav R. Khot | Haitham Y. Bahlol | Jianfeng Zhou | Rick A. Boydston | Phillip N. Miklas

The pinto bean is one of widely consumed legume crop that constitutes over 42% of the U.S dry bean production. However, limited studies have been conducted in past to assess its quantitative and qualitative...

Study on laser pre-sowing treatment of rice seeds by free-falling transport method

December 2019
Phyongchol Ri | Sangjin Choe | Yongsong Jang

Recently, laser pre-sowing treatment of seed is attracting a great attention of scientific community for its positive influence to enhance germination, seedling and growth of plants, vegetables and...

Optimal dairy feed input selection under alternative feeds availability and relative prices

December 2019
Othman Alqaisi | Luis Eduardo Moraes | Oghaiki Asaah Ndambi | Ryan Blake Williams

Feed formulation is essential in the dairy production chain from economic, nutritional, and environmental perspectives. Optimizing the feed formulation across those three domains – given uncertainty...

Voice-driven fleet management system for agricultural operations

December 2019
Ch. Achillas | D. Bochtis | D. Aidonis | V. Marinoudi | D. Folinas

•V-Agrifleet is a competitive, cross-vendor solution for agricultural fleet management.•The application is designed to provide a “hands-free” interface for information exchange to all coordinated users.•The...

A survey of semantic web technology for agriculture

December 2019
Brett Drury | Robson Fernandes | Maria-Fernanda Moura | Alneu de Andrade Lopes

Semantic web technologies have become a popular technique to apply meaning to unstructured data. They have been infrequently applied to problems within the agricultural domain when compared to complementary...

Service delivery effectiveness of Farmers’ Information and Advice Centres in Dinajpur Sadar Upazila of Bangladesh

December 2019
Md. Sadekur Rahman | Aliyu Akilu Barau | Md. Rubayet Al Ferdous Noman

The indispensability of information in agricultural development led to the setting up of Farmers’ Information and Advice Centres (FIACs) by the government of Bangladesh all over the country. The FIACs...

Weed detection in canola fields using maximum likelihood classification and deep convolutional neural network

Available online 24 December 2019
Muhammad Hamza Asad | Abdul Bais

Herbicide use is rising globally to enhance food production, causing harm to environment and the ecosystem. Precision agriculture suggests variable-rate herbicide application based on weed densities...

Prediction of chemical composition for callus production in Gyrinops walla Gaetner through machine learning

Available online 15 December 2019
Sachithri P. Munasinghe | Seneviratnege Somaratne | Shyama R. Weerakoon | Chandani Ranasinghe

Developing new tissue culture protocols and optimization of plant media composition for particular plant species are precluded by the higher labor, time and cost. The usage of machine learning becomes...

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

Available online 3 December 2019
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...

Automatic tracking of multi-fruit targets with oscillation under natural growth conditions

Available online 3 December 2019
Lin-lin Zhang | Dong-jian He | Huai-bo Song

It is important for intelligent orchards to be able to achieve automatic monitoring of fruit growth information within a natural growing environment. The issue of how to track green and oscillating...

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

Available online 3 December 2019
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...

Automatic grading of apples based on multi-features and weighted K-means clustering algorithm

Available online 27 November 2019
Yang Yu | Sergio A. Velastin | Fei Yin

In this paper, a fast and effective method based on multiple image features and a weighted K-means clustering algorithm is proposed to achieve the automatic grading of apples. The method provides a...

Performance analysis of deep learning CNN models for disease detection in plants using image segmentation

Available online 18 November 2019
Parul Sharma | Yash Paul Singh Berwal | Wiqas Ghai

Food security for the 7 billion people on earth requires minimizing crop damage by timely detection of diseases. Most deep learning models for automated detection of diseases in plants suffer from the...

A smart data-driven rapid method to recognize the strawberry maturity

Available online 2 November 2019
Xiao-Qin Yue | Zhen-Yu Shang | Jia-Yi Yang | Lan Huang | Yong-Qian Wang

•A rapid and low-cost method to recognize the strawberry maturity on a smart phone.•Two specific wavelengths are used to reveal strawberries’ inner quality.•Multiple non-linear regression as an optimal...

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

Available online 25 October 2019
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...

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

Available online 23 October 2019
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...

Improved fluid search optimization-based real-time weed mapping

Available online 20 October 2019
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...

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

Available online 11 October 2019
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...

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

Available online 30 September 2019
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...

Impact of the Basil and Balangu gums on physicochemical properties of part baked frozen Barbari bread

September 2019
Toktam Hejrani | Zahra Sheikholeslami | S. Ali Mortazavi | Mahdi Karimi | Amir Hosesein Elhamirad

Fig. 1. Firmness of PBF Barbari bread after 15 day....

Prediction of the diet nutrients digestibility of dairy cows using Gaussian process regression

September 2019
Qiang Fu | Weizheng Shen | Xiaoli Wei | Ping Zheng | Hangshu Xin | Chunjiang Zhao

•Traditional prediction in cow’s DND is limited by small sample conditions.•GPR-based technique is more suitable for small sample prediction in cow’s DND.•GPR-based technique is outperforms LS-LRA methods...

Traceability implementation in food supply chain: A grey-DEMATEL approach

September 2019
Abid Haleem | Shahbaz Khan | Mohd Imran Khan

•Traceability is vital to prevent the food adulteration, fraudulence and food-related disease.•Efficient traceability implementations help to achieve higher consumer satisfaction.•Identified significant...

Water absorption characteristics of Canarium Schweinfurthii fruits

September 2019
James Chinaka Ehiem | Victor Ifeanyichukwu Obiora Ndirika | Udochukwu Nelson Onwuka | Yvan Gariepy | Vijayan Raghavan

Water absorption characteristics of two varieties of Canarium Schweinfurthii engl. fruit (Canarium Schweinfurthii engl. long and short) essential for predicting their suitable absorption conditions...

Neural computing efforts for integrated simulation of ultrasound-assisted hydration kinetics of wheat

September 2019
S.M. Shafaei | A. Nourmohamadi-Moghadami | H. Rahmanian-Koushkaki | S. Kamgar

Enhancing aquaponics management with IoT-based Predictive Analytics for efficient information utilization

September 2019
Divas Karimanzira | Thomas Rauschenbach

•Challenges of enterprise-based aquaponic systems to the classical automation pyramid.•Short comings of SCADA, MES and ERP systems for enterprise aquaponics.•How SCADA, MES and ERP systems can be enhanced...

An equine disease diagnosis expert system based on improved reasoning of evidence credibility

September 2019
Hongyan Gao | Guimiao Jiang | Xiang Gao | Jianhua Xiao | Hongbin Wang

In China, there is a troubling shortage of well-trained equine veterinarians, leaving the needs of many equine farmers unmet. This is especially true with respect to the diagnosis of equine diseases....

Prediction of the biogas production using GA and ACO input features selection method for ANN model

September 2019
Tanja Beltramo | Michael Klocke | Bernd Hitzmann

This paper presents a fast and reliable approach to analyze the biogas production process with respect to the biogas production rate. The experimental data used for the developed models included 15...

Underwater sea cucumber identification via deep residual networks

September 2019
Xiangyun Guo | Xuehua Zhao | Yahui Liu | Daoliang Li

Sea cucumber culture and fishing are primarily dependent on manual work. For fast and accurate automatic identification of sea cucumbers, deep residual networks with different configures were conducted...

Controlling and regulation of integrated aquaponic production systems – An approach for a management execution system (MES)

September 2019
Olaf Witzel | Stefan Wilm | Divas Karimanzira | Daniela Baganz

•Controlling and regulation of integrated aquaponic production systems.•An approach for a management execution system.•Econometric optimization....

An innovative intelligent system based on remote sensing and mathematical models for improving crop yield estimation

September 2019
Mohamad M. Awad

•Innovative and efficient mathematical model for accurate crop yield estimation.•Mapping actual evapotranspiration using energy balance equation.•New mathematical model which solves lack of remote sensing...

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

Available online 28 September 2019
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...

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

Available online 27 September 2019
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,...

Computer vision technology in agricultural automation —A review

Available online 27 September 2019
Hongkun Tian | Tianhai Wang | Yadong Liu | Xi Qiao | Yanzhou Li

•Computer vision technology will improve the agricultural automation systems.•Agricultural automation systems will be developed in an intelligent direction.•Computer vision technology will provide suggestions...

Production and characterization of organic manure from liquorice residues

Available online 16 September 2019
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...

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

Available online 16 September 2019
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...

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

Available online 12 September 2019
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...

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

Available online 6 September 2019
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...

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

Available online 29 August 2019
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...

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

Available online 22 August 2019
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

Available online 22 August 2019
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...

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

Available online 20 August 2019
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...

Soil texture classification using multi class support vector machine

Available online 9 August 2019
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...

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

Available online 26 July 2019
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...

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