由澳大利亚阿德雷德大学刘华健博士为英文期刊“AgriEngineering”组织的主题专刊"Remote Sensing Applications for Pest Detection in Agriculture"正在征稿中,欢迎研究遥感技术检测害虫和杂草的朋友投稿,详细内容见下文。



Special Issue Editor

Dr. Huajian Liu

E-Mail :huajian.liu@adelaide.edu.au


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Guest Editor

The Plant Accelerator, Australian Plant Phenomics Facility, School of Agriculture, Food and Wine, University of Adelaide, 5005 Adelaide, Australia

Interests: hyperspectral- and 3D-based plant phenotyping; computer vision; machine learning and deep learning in agriculture applications; optical sensing system design; pest detection


Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,


Pests, including weeds and invertebrate pests, are the major source of crop yield loss worldwide. Weeds compete with crops for nutrients and water. Invertebrate pests, such as locusts, aphids and snails, consume corps and spread disease. Effective control of pest is critical for maximising crop yields and meeting quality standards at harvest. However, currently, the agricultural industry is highly reliant on “broad-spectrum” pesticides to control pests. As a result, the overuse of pesticides has resulted in pests developing resistance to pesticides. It also pollutes our environment and threatens food safety. In precision agriculture, if the location, time, species and populations of pests in the fields were available, instead of heavily relying upon pesticide, site specific weed management (SSWM) or integrated pest management (IPM) would use the optimized combination of mechanical, chemical, biological and genetic tools to control pests. Therefore, pest detection is a prerequisite of SSWM and IPM.


This Special Issue aims to provide researchers with a platform to share the state-of-art remote sensing applications for pest detection in agriculture. With this special issue, we invite you to share your high-quality research results and put new insights into pest detection technologies. Original research papers or review papers are welcome. Contributions are expected to deal with, but are not limited to the following areas:

  • Sensors and Instrumentation
  • Hyperspectral or multispectral sensing
  • Machine vision or computer vision
  • Robotics
  • Automation
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Satellite imaging
  • Unmanned aerial vehicle applications
  • Ground-base platform
  • Greenhouse applications


Dr. Huajian Liu

Guest Editor


Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authorspage. AgriEngineering is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.


Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.



invertebrate pest detection

weed detection

remoting sensing

site specific weed management

integrated pest management

precision agriculture


Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.


A special issue of AgriEngineering (ISSN 2624-7402).


Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 March 2022.