Tree Fruit: Ag Engineering

Thursday, February 11, 2021
9:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Tree Fruit

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

**Utilizing Intelligent Sprayers Benefit Growers and the Environment

Introduction of the application of a new intelligent sprayer for tree fruit orchards.

Dr. Heping Zhu, USDA-ARS

Steve Booher, Smart Guided Systems, LLC

9:30 AM - 9:50 AM

Computer Vision & Drone Imaging in Apple Orchards

Discussion on the application of computer vision and drone images in apple orchards.

Dr. Daeun (Dana) Choi, Penn State University

9:50 AM - 10:10 AM

Precision Irrigation Systems for Tree Fruit Production

Discussion on the sensor based irrigation and automated irrigation system for fruit orchards.

Dr. Long He, Penn State University

10:10 AM - 10:20 AM

Concept Design of an Integrated Robotic Pruner for Apple Tree Pruning

The development of robotic pruning end-effector and field test.

Mr. Azlan Zahid, Penn State University

10:20 AM - 10:30 AM

Measuring Accurate Tree Canopy Density for Developing a Precision Spraying System

Measurement of canopy density using Lidar sensor for precision spraying.

Md. Sultan Mahmud, Penn State University

10:30 AM - 10:40 AM

UAV-Based Heating Requirement Determination for Frost Management in Apple Orchards

Measurement of tree temperature using UAV-based imaging system for frost management in apple orchards.

Wenan Yuan, Penn State University

10:40 AM - 11:15 AM

Fall Foliar Nutrition Programs: What is Really Needed?

Discussion of the need for application of foliar nutrients in the fall to help put an orchard to bed.

Dr. Lailiang Cheng, Cornell University

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