Agricultural Structures and Mechanization
Pérez-Alonso, José (editor)
In our globalized world, the need to produce quality and safe food has increased exponentially in recent decades to meet the growing demands of the world population. This expectation is being met by acting at multiple levels, but mainly through the introduction of new technologies in the agricultural and agri-food sectors. In this context, agricultural, livestock, agro-industrial buildings, and agrarian infrastructure are being built on the basis of a sophisticated design that integrates environmental, landscape, and occupational safety, new construction materials, new facilities, and mechanization with state-of-the-art automatic systems, using calculation models and computer programs. It is necessary to promote research and dissemination of results in the field of mechanization and agricultural structures, specifically with regard to farm building and rural landscape, land and water use and environment, power and machinery, information systems and precision farming, processing and post-harvest technology and logistics, energy and non-food production technology, systems engineering and management, and fruit and vegetable cultivation systems. This Special Issue focuses on the role that mechanization and agricultural structures play in the production of high-quality food and continuously over time. For this reason, it publishes highly interdisciplinary quality studies from disparate research fields including agriculture, engineering design, calculation and modeling, landscaping, environmentalism, and even ergonomics and occupational risk prevention.
Keywordsdried longan; lifting mechanism; silicone soft plate; rice threshing; rice combine; longitudinal axial flow thresher; Taguchi method; famous tea; end effector; deviation tolerance; orthogonal experiment; evaluation method; screw fertilizer distributor; blocking wheel; discrete element method (DEM); fertilizing performance; fertilization uniformity; film mulching; mini shovel; telescopic pipe; discrete element modelling; hill-drop sowing; agricultural machinery; agricultural materials; model; interaction; energy indicators; GHG emissions; organic farming; sugar beet; non-chemical weed control; robots; potato planter; seed metering device; mechanization; research progress; rice; fertilization; weeding; precision agriculture; greenhouse; hand-held sprayer; plant protection products; crop protection; straw; baler; transport; economy; mechanisation; subsoiling machine; subsoiling shovel design; anti-drag; tillage depth detection; tillage depth control; tillage depth stability; soil mechanical interaction; heating cost; thermal efficiency; uncertainty; soil covering device; design; experiment; semi-buried lotus root; pull-out force; hydraulic scouring; soil adhesion; inclined inserted grafting; mechanical damage; flexible holding; optimal design; threshing and separating device; cleaning system; threshed mixture; Matlab; straw returning; coupling bionic; cutting energy consumption; crushing length qualification rate; maize straw; frozen corn; freeze adhesion; corn combine harvester; cleaning performance; parameter optimization; grouser shoe; structure parameters; optimization; black soil; RSM; breeding plots; corn; low-damage harvesting; optimization design; field experiment; Capsicum annuum L.; hot pepper harvester; machinery harvest efficiency; planting distance; dynamic load spectrum; power take-off; tractor PTO loading test bench; Fuzzy-PID controller; no-tillage drill; straw back-throwing device; quantum behaved particle swarm optimization (QPSO); multi-objective optimization; verification test; octopus tentacles; bionic flexible gripper; pneumatic drive; agriculture; precision farming; site-specific seeding; prescription maps; apparent electrical conductivity; proximal sensing
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Publication date and placeBasel, 2022
Technology: general issues
History of engineering & technology