Development and Testing of a Decision Making Based Method to Adjust Automatically the Harrowing Intensity

@inproceedings{RuedaAyala2013DevelopmentAT,
  title={Development and Testing of a Decision Making Based Method to Adjust Automatically the Harrowing Intensity},
  author={Victor Rueda-Ayala and Martin Weis and Martina Keller and Dionisio And{\'u}jar and Roland Gerhards},
  booktitle={Sensors},
  year={2013}
}
Harrowing is often used to reduce weed competition, generally using a constant intensity across a whole field. The efficacy of weed harrowing in wheat and barley can be optimized, if site-specific conditions of soil, weed infestation and crop growth stage are taken into account. This study aimed to develop and test an algorithm to automatically adjust the harrowing intensity by varying the tine angle and number of passes. The field variability of crop leaf cover, weed density and soil density… CONTINUE READING