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Liming Chen, Matthew Wallhead, Michael Reding, Leona Horst, and Heping Zhu

, 2011b ). To increase the efficiency of pesticide use on fruit farms, a laser-guided variable-rate intelligent sprayer was developed ( Chen et al., 2012 ; Shen et al., 2017 ). The sprayer discharges appropriate variable amounts of pesticides in real

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Liming Chen, Heping Zhu, Leona Horst, Matthew Wallhead, Michael Reding, and Amy Fulcher

in fruit farms and ornamental nurseries ( Jeon and Zhu, 2012 ; Stover et al., 2003 ; Zhu et al., 2006a , 2006b , 2011b ). A laser-guided variable-rate intelligent sprayer was developed to increase the application efficiency of pesticides and

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Lauren Fessler, Amy Fulcher, Dave Lockwood, Wesley Wright, and Heping Zhu

( Hočevar et al., 2010 ). Chen et al. (2012) developed an intelligent, laser-guided sprayer designed for orchard, vineyard, and nursery applications. This variable-rate spray technology applies pesticides based on real-time scanning laser rangefinder

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Lloyd L. Nackley, Brent Warneke, Lauren Fessler, Jay W. Pscheidt, David Lockwood, Wesley C. Wright, Xiaocun Sun, and Amy Fulcher

position may be explained by the intelligent sprayer technology. The control system triggers each nozzle to apply the calculated amount of spray volume based on its target’s characteristics ( Chen et al., 2012 ) and underscores how the sensing technology

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Richard P. Marini, James R. Schupp, Tara Auxt Baugher, and Robert Crassweller

Early-season estimates of fruit size distributions would be beneficial for apple growers and packers to develop intelligent marketing plans for the upcoming harvest season. Although apple fruit weight data usually fit a normal distribution ( Clarke