- Submissions due: 15 April 2024
- Publication: December 2024
Since the mid-20th century, technology has been integral to the agricultural industry. Computing innovations are assisting the agricultural industry by improving energy efficiency, increasing crop yields, and preserving natural resources. Agritechnology is of particular importance in developing countries.
The agricultural industry has grown to over a trillion dollars, and computing is a major component in creating food products and transporting them. Given the labor intensiveness of this industry, it is logical that farmers will increasingly use computing power to improve precision and efficiency in their businesses. In addition to increasing labor efficiency, agritechnolgy can help to address other issues such as population demands (farming in urban areas) and environmental concerns (preserving natural resources).
Computing plays many roles, not only from sensing, efficiency, yield predictions, and helping farmers make informed decisions about fertilizer and pesticides, but also in the creation of new fertilizers, pesticides, and seeds. This topic is gaining attention, and thus warrants its own special issue in Computer.
Topics of interest for this special issue include (but are not limited to):
- Agriculture and Robotics;
- Computing to predict Weather;
- Computing in Food Production;
- Computing in Food Supply Chain Logistics;
- Precision Farming;
- Smart Farming;
- Innovations in seeds and fertilizers;
- Precision breeding (AI guiding genetic changes in plants and animals).
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- Joanna F. DeFranco, Penn State University