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JIAC2009 Book of Abstracts

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JIAC2009 Book of Abstracts

Edited by C. Lokhorst, J. Huijsmans and R.P.M. de Louw

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Author(s): Edited by C. Lokhorst, J. Huijsmans and R.P.M. de Louw

About The Book

The broad range of research topics reported in this abstract book is a valuable resource for researchers, advisors, teachers and professionals in agriculture. ICT in agriculture, the field of EFITA?s interest, precision agriculture and precision livestock farming are becoming ever more relevant as the agricultural industry struggles to come to terms with various developments. These include issues of cooperation, Internet, standardisation, software architecture, robotics, environment, animal and human welfare, economics, traceability, farm management, vehicle guidance, crop management, animal disease and livestock management. Whilst some benefits have proved elusive, others contribute positively to today?s agriculture. Research continues to be necessary and needs to be reported and disseminated to a wide audience.

Also note that the reviewed papers from the 4th European Conference on Precision Livestock Farming and the 7th ECPA conference are presented in companion publications.

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Author Edited by C. Lokhorst, J. Huijsmans and R.P.M. de Louw
Availability In Print
Dimensions Unknown
Extent 464 pp
ISBN 9789086861149
Publication date 2009
Book Type Softcover


Session 01. Remote sensing

  • Active sensing of the N status of wheat using optimized wavelength combination: impact of seed rate, variety and growth stage
  • Development and first tests of a mobile lab combining optical and analogical sensors for crop monitoring in precision viticulture
  • Sensitivity of narrow and broad-band vegetation indexes to leaf chlorophyll concentration in planophile crops canopies
  • Comparison of methods to estimate LAI from remote sensing in maize canopies by inversion of 1-D and 3-D models

Session 02. Sensing plant characteristics

  • Plant leaf roughness analysis by texture classification with generalized fourier descriptors in different dimensionality reduction context
  • Evaluation of cost-effective real-time slope sensing system for wild blueberry
  • Intelligent autonomous system for the detection and treatment of fungal diseases in arable crops
  • On-the-go yield and sugar sensing in grape harvester

Session 03. Remote sensing

  • Using GreenSeeker to drive variable rate application of plant growth regulators and defoliants on cotton
  • Canopy temperature interpretation of thermal imagery for crop water stress determination
  • Using an active sensor to make in-season nitrogen recommendations for corn
  • Optical signals of oxidative stress in crops physiological state diagnostics
  • Spatial patterns of wilting in sugar beet as an indicator for precision irrigation

Session 04. Remote sensing

  • Development of an instrument to monitor crop growth status
  • Field hyperspectral imagery: a new tool for crop monitoring at plant scale
  • Determination of canopy properties of winter oilseed rape using remote sensing: techniques in field experiments
  • Within-field and regional prediction of malting barley protein content using canopy reflectance
  • Development and improvement of the air assist seeding following the map information

Session 05. Biomass other than remote sensing

  • Use of ultrasonic transducers for on-line biomass estimation in winter wheat
  • Use of a ground lidar scanner to measure vineyard leaf area and structural variability of vines
  • Sensing tree canopy parameters in real time for precision fructiculture/horticulture applications: first results
  • High-end laser rangefinder scanner in agriculture

Session 06. Plant disease

  • Detection of head blight (Fusarium spp.) at ears of winter wheat using hyperspectral and chlorophyll fluorescence imaging
  • Early detection and discrimination of Puccinia triticina infestation in susceptible and resistant wheat cultivars by chlorophyll fluorescence imaging technique
  • Detection of the Tulip Breaking Virus (TBV) in tulip using spectral and vision sensors
  • Investigation into the classification of diseases of sugar beet leaves using multispectral stereo images
  • Study on plant pathogenesis with help of laser-optical and poly-functional spectrophotometers

Session 07. Sensing plant characteristics

  • MARVIN: high speed 3D imaging for seedling classification
  • Flower spatial variability in an apple orchard
  • Apple detection in natural tree canopies from multimodal images
  • Effects of seed rate and nitrogen fertilisation on cereal canopy characteristics

Session 08. Remote sensing

  • Improved modelling of maize growth by combining a biophysical model of photosynthesis with hyperspectral remote sensing
  • Comparing hyperspectral vegetation indices for estimating nitrogen status of winter wheat
  • Possibilities of cereal canopy assessment by using the NDVI
  • Evaluation of palm trees water status using remote thermal imaging

Session 09. Sensing weeds

  • Classification of sugar beet and volunteer potato spectra using a neural network to select wavelengths
  • Automated weed detection in winter wheat by using artificial neural networks
  • Spectral signatures of diseased sugar-beet leaves
  • Development of an integrated approach for weed detection in cotton, for site specific weed management

Session 10. Sensing weeds

  • Selectivity of weed harrowing in cereals with sensor technology in Germany
  • Automatic derivation of weed densities from images for site-specific weed management
  • Evaluation of a ground-based weed mapping system in Maize
  • Evolution of agricultural machinery: the third way

Session 11. Yield monitoring and ICT

  • Mass flow sensor for combines with bucket conveyors
  • Automated, low-cost yield mapping of wild blueberry fruit
  • Development and first tests of a farm monitoring system based on a client-server technology
  • Agri yield management: practical solutions for profitable and sustainable agriculture based on advanced technology
  • Flow behavior analysis of a rfid-tracer for traceability of grain

Session 12. Soil sensing

  • Gamma ray sensor for top soil mapping: THE MOLE
  • Combined sensor system for mapping soil properties
  • Reproducibility of different composite sampling schemes for soil phosphorus
  • The capability of non-destructive geophysical methods in precision agriculture to capture subsoil mechanical strength
  • Comparison of different EC-mapping sensors

Session 13. Soil sensing and interpretation of variability

  • Interaction of tillage direction and lag distances for directional semi-variograms of implement draught
  • Mapping traffic patterns for soil compaction studies using GIS
  • Searching for the cause of variety

Session 14. Interpretation of variability

  • Delineation of site-specific management zones using geostatistics and fuzzy clustering analysis
  • Mapping spatial variation in growing willow using small UAS
  • iSOIL: exploring the soil as the basis for sustainable crop production and precision farming
  • Comparision of yield mapping methods and an analysis of rainfall effects on temporal variation
  • The economic potential of precision farming: an interim report with regard to nitrogen fertilization

Session 15. Geo statistics and path planning

  • Optimal path planning for field operations
  • Combined coverage path planning for field operations
  • From sensor values to a map: accuracy of spatial modelling methods in agricultural machinery works
  • Field-scale model of the spatio-temporal vine water status in a viticulture system
  • Hydropedology and pedotransfer functions (PTF)

Session 16. Precision agriculture in regional modelling

  • A multi agent simulation approach to assess agronomic income sources in the North China Plain: case study for Quzhou county
  • Sensitivity to climate change with respect to agriculture production in Hungary
  • Rotation and the temporal yield stability of landscape defined management zones: a time series analysis
  • Bioclimatic modelling of the future ranges of crop species: an analysis of propagated uncertainty

Session 17. Robots and mechanisation

  • A framework for motion coordination of small teams of agricultural robots
  • Model-based loading of agricultural trailers
  • Procedures of soil farming allowing to reduce compaction
  • Preparing a team to field robot event: educational and technological aspects

Session 18. Guidance and machine performance

  • Parallel guidance system for tractor-trailer system with active joint
  • A vision-guided mobile robot for precision agriculture
  • An imaging system to characterise the mechanical behaviour of fertilisers in the context of centrifugal spreading
  • New high speed image acquisition system and image processing techniques for fertilizer granule trajectory determination

Session 19. Crop modelling

  • Simulating the dynamic changes in winter wheat after grazing
  • Modeling competition for below-ground resources and light within a winter pea (Pisum sativum L.) ? wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) intercrop (Azodyn-InterCrop): towards a decision making oriented-tool
  • Conductance model evaluation for predicting yield and protein content of lupin-cereal forage crops in organic farming
  • Crop modelling based on the principle of maximum plant productivity
  • Automatic working depth control for seed drill using ISO 11783 compatible tractor

Session 20. Precision application

  • Robotic control of broad-leaved dock
  • First prototype of an automated rotary hoe for mechanical weeding of the intra-row area in row crops
  • Auto boom control to avoid spraying pre-defined areas
  • Image processing algorithms for a selective vineyard robotic sprayer
  • WURking: a small sized autonomous robot for the farm of the future

Session 21. Crop and regional modelling

  • A supply/demand, single-organ crop growth model
  • Prediction of within field cotton yield losses caused by the southern root-knot nematode with cropping system model-CROPGRO-cotton
  • Use of geographic information systems in crop protection warning service
  • Plant-specific and canopy density spraying to control fungal diseases in bed-grown crops

Session 22. ICT in precision agriculture

  • Data collection and two-way communication to support decision making by pest scouts
  • Prototype system of monitoring farm operation with wearable device and field server
  • Information requirements and data sources for automated irrigation control and supervision in tree crops
  • Hands free registration of tillage activities in agriculture
  • A multi-level modelling approach for food supply chains using the Unified Modeling Language (UML)

Session 23. Robots

  • BoniRob: an autonomous field robot platform for individual plant phenotyping
  • Safe and reliable: further development of a field robot
  • Simple tunable control for automatic guidance of four-wheel steered vehicles
  • Development of a small agricultural field inspection vehicle

Session 24. Precision application

  • Assessing the potential of automatic section control
  • Performance of auto-boom control for agricultural sprayers
  • The development of a computer vision based and real-time plant tracking system for dot spraying
  • SensiSpray: site-specific precise dosing of pesticides by on-line sensing

Session 25. Advanced ICT methodologies

  • Comparing companies and strategies: a genetic algorithms approach
  • Prioritizing agriculture research projects emphasizing on analytical hierarchical process (AHP)
  • Using formal concept analysis to calculate similarities among corn diseases
  • Probability distribution on the causal bacteria of clinical mastitis in dairy cows using naive Bayesian networks

Session 26. Advanced ICT methodologies

  • Modeling an automated system to identify and classify stingless bees using the wing morphometry: a pattern recognition approach
  • Image analysis and 3D geometry modeling in investigating agri-food product properties
  • A technical opportunity index based on a fuzzy footprint of the machine for site-specific management: application to viticulture
  • Expedient spatial differentiation of technologies of precise agriculture according to productivity factors

Session 27. Economic modeling

  • Methodology to estimate economic levels of profitability of precision agriculture : simulation for crop systems in Haute-Normandie
  • Evolution from 2002 to 2008 of the economic interest of precision agriculture in fertilisation management
  • Modeling precision dairy farming technology investment decisions
  • Economic modeling of livestock diseases: a decision support tool
  • Integrated assessment of economic and environmental risk of agricultural production by FAPS-DB system

Session 28. Information exchange

  • Harmonisation of data exchange in the IACS subsidies request procedure
  • agroXML: a standard for data exchange in agriculture
  • Enabling integration of distributed data for agricultural software applications using agroXML
  • Populating an observatory of e-government services for rural areas: analysing the Greek services

Session 29. Information systems development

  • Information modelling in dairy production
  • Computational architecture of OTAG prototype
  • Robust performance: principles and potential application in livestock production systems
  • Applying enterprise application architectures in integrated modelling

Session 30. Information systems development

  • The integration of open standards for enterprise service bus in a solution for agribusiness and enviromental applications development
  • Evolution of a SOA-based architecture for agroenvironmental purposes integrating GIS services to an ESB environment
  • Business process modeling of the pesticide life cycle: a service-oriented approach
  • Plantform: smart, agile and integrated enterprise information systems for ornamental horticulture
  • Designing an information and communication technology system to train private agricultural insurance brokers in Iran

Session 31. Information systems development

  • Architecture of information systems for automated arable farming
  • Implementing systems usability evaluation in the design process of active farm management information system
  • Migration of decision support systems to the mobile environment
  • Optimization of maize harvest by mobile ad-hoc network communication
  • The vineyard digital dashboard

Session 32. E-trust

  • Importance of trust building elements in B2B agri-food chains
  • A process perspective on trust building in B2B: evidence from the agri-food sector
  • Potential application of ICT in agricultural and food sector: performing trust and new trade relationships in e-business environments
  • Interchangeability of traditional trust elements by electronic trust elements: implementation and evaluation in the case of an e-business platform

Session 33. Environmental management

  • AQUARIUS: a simulation program for evaluating water quality closure rules for shellfish industry
  • A multi-criteria decision support model for assessing conservation practice adoption
  • Multivariable decision-making method in landscape planning: watermills in P patesz‚r, Hungary
  • Evaluation of SWAT for a small watershed in Eastern Canada
  • Land use conversion and the hydrological functions effects during the dry season in Atibainha watershed, Brazil

Session 34. Decision support systems

  • Decision support for grazing management: evaluation of suitability and estimation of potential on alpine pastures for sheep and goats
  • A decision support system to predict plot infestation with soil-borne pathogens
  • Increasing profit of a co-digestation plant utilizing real time process data
  • Improvement of work processes in Gypsophila flowers

Session 35. Decision support systems

  • The development of a sensor and crop growth model based decision tool for site specific nitrogen application
  • Fuzzy logic inference system (FIS) based on soil and crop growth information for optimum N rate on corn
  • SMA, an agrometeorological system for crop monitoring
  • How long should your corn-cob pipe be: modeling yield*quality interactions in Sweetcorn

Session 36. Technology and ICT adoption

  • To determine the challenges in application of ICT for agricultural extension in Iran
  • CAP subsidy claims: trying to encourage French farmers to abandon paper forms and to use the Internet
  • Business adoption of broadband internet in the South West of England
  • Italian rural ICT (computer and internet):deployment and accessibility

Session 37. Technology and ICT adoption

  • Stimulating interest in and adoption of precision agriculture methods on small farm operations
  • M-learning in agriculture: potential and barriers
  • E-learning for agriculture and food sector in Poland
  • Thinking styles of agriculturalists

Session 38. Precision mineral management

  • Optimization model for variable rate application in extensive crops in Chile: the effects of fertilizer distribution within the field
  • Sensitivity analysis of site-specific fertilizer application
  • Precision manure management across site-specific management zones in the Western Great Plains of the USA
  • Sensitivity analysis of soil nutrient mapping

Session 39. Precision agriculture management

  • Irrigation management zones for precision viticulture according to intra-field variability
  • Impact of fertigation by sprinkler irrigation on variability of crop performance
  • Spatial variability of cover crop performance in row crops
  • Precision agriculture in an olive trees plantation in Southern Greece
  • Influence of site specific herbicide application on the economic threshold of the chemical weed control

Session 40. Living labs

  • Rural living labs: used based innovations for rural areas
  • KodA: from knowledge to practice for Dutch arable farming
  • Farmers as co-developers of innovative precision farming systems
  • Living lab ?information management in agri-food supply chain networks?

Session 41. Traceability

  • Traceability of food of animal origin: major findings of the interdisciplinary project IT FoodTrace
  • A traceability system for the food service industry
  • Improving information management in organic pork production chains
  • Logistic study on the recall of non-conform perishable produce through the supply chain by means of discrete event simulation model

Session 42. Information sharing in supply chains

  • How are public authorities and food enterprises interwoven: state of the art of information transmission in the food sector
  • Information technologies and transparency in agri-food supply chains
  • Interaction models in the fresh fruit and vegetable supply chain using new technologies for sustainability and quality preservation
  • Data warehouse for soybeans and corn market on Brazil

Session 43. Spatial modelling

  • Spatial optimisation as a tool to maximise profit on mixed-enterprise farms within environmental constraints
  • Spatial variability of spikelet sterility in temperate rice in Chile
  • Investigations on the management of small scale variability of soil nutrients
  • Selective harvesting zones from remote sensing images and yield data and relation to grape quality parameters for precision viticulture
  • Heterogeneity analysis on multiple scales: a new insight in precision agriculture

Session 44. Spatial modelling

  • Geographic management and monitoring of livestock disease events
  • Creating space for biodiversity by planning swath patterns and field margins using accurate geometry
  • Agricultural-GIS-Sphere: an innovative expert system for national renewable energy and food planning
  • Auto-steer navigation profitability and its influence on management practices: a whole farm analysis
  • Improving decision support in plant prodution with GIS

Session 45. Supply chain modelling

  • ICT and the blooming bloom trade
  • The design of a marketing information system to enhance the competitiveness of agricultural commodities: some evidence from the grain sector
  • Use of discrete event simulation model to study the logistic of a supply-chain for fresh produce district
  • Supply chain optimization of rapeseed as biomass applied on the Danish conditions

Session 46. Improving information transfer to aid (beet)growers

  • Information transfer in the European beet growing countries
  • UK beet industry experiences in the provision of internet based communications, decision support tools and contract administration facilities
  • Audiovisual tools as integrated part of information transfer strategies
  • The four horsemen of innovation: learning styles, entrepreneurship, attitudes and knowledge network

Session 47. E-learning and e-content

  • Towards teacher competence on metadata and online resources: the case of agricultural learning resources
  • Research on open source e-learning tools and agricultural applications
  • Virtual form of education in a lifelong learning: chance for countryside
  • Designing e-learning courses in WebCT environment: a case study
  • Road mapping of curriculum developments and training experiences in agricultural informatics education

Session 48. Portals and media

  • Agricultural web TV in France
  • Interoperable metadata for a federation of learning repositories on organic agriculture and agroecology
  • ?WebInfo?: the new website for the national centre of the Danish agricultural advisory service
  • Agrarian WWW portal

Session 49. Feeding dairy

  • Precision concentrate rationing to the dairy cow using on-line daily milk composition sensor, milk yield and body weight
  • Evaluation of a dynamic linear model to estimate the daily individual milk yield response on concentrate intake and milking interval length of dairy cows
  • Implementation of an application for daily individual concentrate feeding in commercial software for use on dairy farms
  • An approach to precisely calculate variable dosing of highly nutritious and energetic animal feed

Session 50. Data quality and poultry applications

  • A study on the cause and effect of lameness in broiler chickens
  • Integrated ecological hotspot identification of organic egg production
  • Automated monitoring of milk meters
  • Masuring and modelling heat production by hen eggs

Session 51. Livestock environment

  • Dust reduction in poultry houses by spraying rapeseed oil
  • Simulating the effect of forced pit ventilation on ammonia emission from a naturally ventilated cow house with CFD
  • Development of new methods and strategies for monitoring operational performance of emission mitigation technology at livestock operations
  • Development and evaluation of two ISOagriNET compliant systems for measuring environment and consumption data in animal housing systems
  • Dust emission factors and physical properties in order to develop dispersion models

Session 52. Wireless sensing

  • A wireless network for measuring rumen pH in Dairy cows
  • Measuring rumen pH and temperature by an indwelling and wireless data transmitting unit and application under different feeding conditions
  • Recording of tracking behaviour of dairy cows with wireless technologies
  • Estimating impact on clover-grass yield caused by traffic intensities
  • Impelementation of herd management system with wireless sensor networks

Session 53. Fencing

  • Could virtual fences work without giving cows electric shocks?
  • A method for managing cow traffic in a pastoral automatic milking system
  • Stakeless fencing for mountain pastures
  • Pastures from space: evaluating satellite-based pasture measurement for Australian dairy farmers

Session 54. Dairy fertility and calving management

  • Cow body shape and automation of condition scoring
  • Identifying changes in dairy cow behaviour to predict calving
  • Combination of activity and lying/standing data for detection of oestrus in cows
  • Mathematical optimization to improve cows? artificial insemination services
  • A new generation of fertility monitoring in cattle herds

Session 55. Animal identification

  • First results of a large field trial regarding electronic tagging of sheep in Germany
  • Using a wide electronic pop hole based on RFID-technology with high-frequency transponders to monitor the ranging behaviour of laying hens in alternative housing systems
  • Using injectable transponders for sheep identification
  • Application of RFID technology in cow and herd management in dairy herds in Canada
  • Electronic ear tags for tracing fattening pigs according to housing and production system

Session 56. Pigs

  • Real-time measurement of pig activity in practical conditions
  • Active feeding control and environmental enrichment with call-feeding-stations
  • Automatic detection of pig vocalization as a management aid in precision livestock farming

Session 57. Future Farming

  • FutureFarm: the European farm of tomorrow
  • Management strategies and practices for precision agriculture operations
  • Can compliance to crop production standards be automatically assessed?
  • Typology of precision farming technologies suitable for EU-Farms

Session 58. Mastitis detection

  • Decision tree induction as an automated detection tool for clinical mastitis using data from six Dutch dairy herds milking with an automatic milking system
  • Mastitis detection: visual observation compared to inline, quarter and milking SCC
  • Inline SCC monitoring improves clinical mastitis detection in an automatic milking system
  • Use of a cow-specific probability of having clinical mastitis to determine the predictive value positive of automatic milking systems

Session 59. Future Farming

  • Analysis of external drivers for farm management and their influences on farm management information systems
  • Potential savings and economic benefits in arable farming from better information management
  • Crop models provide the ?desired extra information? to reduce farmer?s risk in decision making: the case of nitrogen application rates
  • Technologies for a standardised information infrastructure to assist compliance to crop production standards
  • FutureFarm and the future of precision agriculture in Europe

Session 60. European relevance for precision agriculture

  • Future GNSS: farmers navigate towards trusted farming
  • New GPS based methods accredited by the EC for area measurement
  • URM as tool for Shared Environmental Information System (SEIS)
  • System analysis of management information systems for the future
  • The implementation of the European Common Agricultural Policy and spatial data infrastructures

Session 61. Locomotion

  • Recording and analysis of locomotion in dairy cows with 3D accelerometers
  • An intelligent wireless accelerometer system for measuring gait features and lying time in dairy cows
  • Recording of dairy cow behaviour with wireless accelerometers
  • Approach to model based motion scoring for lameness detection in dairy cattle

Session 62. Constraint commonalities of adoption of technological innovation

  • ICT adoption trends in agriculture

Session 63. ICT and the New Food Economy

  • The impact of ICT on the food economy

Session 64. Poster session 

  • Precision Agriculture

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