The proposed project will focus on adding a camera sensor to a real-time multi-laser based spectral reflectance measurement unit developed and patented by the Electron Science Research Institute. The spectral reflectance unit is capable of performing green-from-green discrimination in real-time and the doctoral research will investigate:
The research output will be the development of a world-first proof-of-concept, proximal, boom mounted dual sensor system for use in the agricultural sector for the purpose of spot spraying weeds in an actual cropping environment, at practical operating speeds of 10km/hr and above. The system has the potential to become a key component of Precision Agriculture in the grains industry and will aim to deliver an 80% application reduction in herbicide currently used per hectare, increase efficiency of weed control, decrease the risk of herbicide resistance and environmental contamination, and provide a direct increase in on-farm profitability.
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