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Yiannis G. Ampatzidis and Matthew D. Whiting

worker safety and harvest efficiency and facilitate the incorporation of mechanization and automation technologies. However, there are limited published reports on the role of canopy architecture on harvest labor efficiency and safety ( Ampatzidis et al

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Arthur Villordon, Don LaBonte, and Julio Solis

scans at various depths. In addition, it is also necessary to test and calibrate the applicability of computer software to routinely perform digital image analysis of scanned sweetpotato AR images. Digital image analysis permits some automation of

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James R. Schupp, H. Edwin Winzeler, Thomas M. Kon, Richard P. Marini, Tara A. Baugher, Lynn F. Kime, and Melanie A. Schupp

), in part, because it leads to ease of automation and simplification of management. In this system, removal of the largest limbs is most important. Large limbs tend to be more vigorous and vegetative, and less fruitful than smaller limbs. Removing large

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Yong Ha Rhie, Seonghwan Kang, and Jongyun Kim

until automated irrigation began on 1 Apr. ( Fig. 2 ). Automated irrigation occurred when the substrate dried below the designated θ threshold and automation worked properly with very little variation (±0.004 m 3 ·m −3 of sd ) throughout the experiment

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Wenjing Guan, Dean Haseman, and Dennis Nowaskie

worldwide HortTechnology 19 25 29 Lee, J.M. Kubota, C. Tsao, S.J. Bie, Z. Hoyos Echevarria, P. Morra, L. Oda, M. 2010 Current status of vegetable grafting: Diffusion, grafting techniques, automation Scientia Hort. 127 93 105 Lee, S.H. Singh, A.P. Chung, G

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Arnold W. Schumann

Appl. Eng. Agr. 17 557 560 Kim, Y. Reid, J.F. Han, S. 2002 Evaluation of a real-time N sensing and fertilizer control. Automation technology for off-road equipment Amer. Soc. Agr. Eng. Publ. No. 701P0502: 102 111 Ojeda, H. Carrillo, N. Deis, L. Tisseyre

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Craig D. Stanley and Gurpal Toor

, manually or through automation, to schedule these applications to minimize water and nutrient losses ( Haman and Smajstrla, 2002 ). Efficiency of application is enhanced by drip irrigation by the ability of only irrigating the soil root zone, thus reducing

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Hongmei Xia, Wenbin Zhen, Dongyang Chen, and Wen Zeng

Agricultural robot in grape production system. Proc. 1995 IEEE Int. Conf. Robotics Automation. 3:2504–2509 Monta, M. Kondo, N. Shibano, Y. Mohri, K. 1995b End-effectors for agricultural robot to work in vineyard Acta Hort. 399 29 1644 1649 Sharma, R.R. Reddy, S

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Juan Carlos Álvarez-Hernández, Javier Zaragoza Castellanos-Ramos, and Cesar Leobardo Aguirre-Mancilla

29 235 239 Lee, J.M. Kubota, C. Tsao, S.J. Bie, Z. Echevarria, P.H. Morra, L. Oda, M. 2010 Current status of vegetable grafting: Diffusion, grafting techniques, automation Scientia Hort. 127 2 982 987 Lee, J.M. Oda, M. 2003 Grafting of herbaceous

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Benjamín Moreno, Cristián Jacob, Marlene Rosales, Christian Krarup, and Samuel Contreras

benefits HortScience 29 235 239 Lee, J. Kubota, C. Tsao, S. Bie, Z. Hoyos Echevarria, P. Morra, L. Oda, M. 2010 Current status of vegetable grafting: Diffusion, grafting techniques, automation Sci. Hort. 127 93 105 Lodhi, M.A. Ye, G.N. Weeden, N.F. Reisch