Tree Fruit: Ag Engineering
Thursday, February 11, 2021
9:00 AM - 11:15 AM
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