Advances in precise fruit production

Manuela Zude, Aviva Peeters, Jörn Selbeck, Jana Käthner, Robin Gebbers, Alon Ben-Gal, Amots Hetzroni, Claes Jaeger-Hansen, Hans Werner Griepentrog, Florian Pforte, Stavros Vougioukas, Paolo Rozzi, Alessandro Torricelli, Lorenzo Spinelli, Mustafa Ünlü, Riza Kanber

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The concept of Precision Horticulture follows the knowledge achieved in site-specific farming over the last decades. In fruit production, the target is to optimize production processes by means of adapted treatment of individual trees. Prerequisite to precision horticultural management are spatially organized data that might include soil maps and information on plant growth. Such data are used to produce maps guiding growers to appropriately manage zones within fields. Ultimately, the objective is to promote automation of fruit production and to achieve sustainable production through the site-specific management.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)338-341
Number of pages4
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • 2D-Image analysis
  • Automation
  • Fruit production
  • Laser scanner
  • Precision Horticulture
  • Site-specific

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Horticulture

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