International Sugar Journal

New trends of digital technologies – opportunities for sugar beet cultivation [Full subscriber]

Abstract A farmer has to make several decisions during crop growth.   Availability of promising digital technologies for monitoring crop development are of particular interest in the agricultural sector. Within this context, the detection and identification of plant diseases or the detection and management of weeds is a fundamental task in sustainable crop production. An accurate estimation of disease incidence, disease severity and negative effects on yield quality and quantity is important for precision crop production or plant breeding. Assessment of weed plants and automatic differentiation from the sugar beet plants will support a selective spraying or mechanical weeding. Several technological…

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