Digital Agriculture Strategies to Guide Orchard Management for Premium Quality Fruits

A special issue of Agronomy (ISSN 2073-4395). This special issue belongs to the section "Precision and Digital Agriculture".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2024 | Viewed by 39

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Institute for Bio-Economy and Agri-Technology (iBO), Centre for Research and Technology-Hellas (CERTH), 38333 Volos, Greece
Interests: agricultural robotics; agricultural engineering; digital agriculture; artificial intelligence; operation managment; smart farming
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Dear Colleagues,

In today's fast-evolving agricultural landscape, the integration of digital technologies has become imperative for optimizing orchard management and ensuring the production of premium quality fruits. Digital agriculture strategies offer a multifaceted approach that leverages various technologies such as remote sensing, Internet of Things (IoT) devices, data analytics, and machine learning algorithms. These technologies enable farmers and orchard managers to monitor crucial factors like soil moisture levels, nutrient content, pest infestations, and weather patterns in real time, facilitating proactive decision-making to enhance fruit quality and yield. Moreover, the data-driven insights derived from digital strategies empower growers to adopt predictive models for disease and pest management, enabling timely interventions to mitigate risks and maintain the health and vitality of orchards. Overall, the adoption of digital agriculture strategies represents a transformative shift in orchard management practices, offering sustainable solutions to meet the demands for premium quality fruits in an increasingly competitive market.

This SI aims to collect the most valuable research on digital agriculture strategies in the field of orchard management. We welcome reviews and research papers on the following topics: Digital agriculture, Robotics, Orchard management, Precision farming, Sensor technology, Data analytics, Crop monitoring, IoT, Smart farming, Fruit quality assessment, Sustainable agriculture, Yield optimization and Real time monitoring.

Dr. Dimitrios Kateris
Prof. Dr. Dionysis Bochtis
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  • digital agriculture
  • orchard management
  • premium quality fruits
  • precision farming
  • sensor technology
  • data analytics
  • crop monitoring
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • smart farming
  • fruit quality assessment
  • sustainable agriculture
  • yield optimization
  • real-time monitoring

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