The potential of optical canopy measurement for targeted control of field crop diseases.

@article{West2003ThePO,
  title={The potential of optical canopy measurement for targeted control of field crop diseases.},
  author={Jonathan S. West and Cedric Bravo and Roberto Oberti and Dimitri Lemaire and Dimitrios Moshou and Heather McCartney},
  journal={Annual review of phytopathology},
  year={2003},
  volume={41},
  pages={593-614}
}
There is increasing pressure to reduce the use of pesticides in modern crop production to decrease the environmental impact of current practice and to lower production costs. It is therefore imperative that sprays are only applied when and where needed. Since diseases in fields are frequently patchy, sprays may be applied unnecessarily to disease-free areas. Disease control could be more efficient if disease patches within fields could be identified and spray applied only to the infected areas… CONTINUE READING
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