El Grup de Recerca en AgròTICa i Agricultura de Precisió (GRAP) és un dels grups de referència en Tecnologies per a l'Aplicació de Productes Fitosanitaris a nivell de tot l'Estat Espanyol, amb diverses patents i models d'utilitat en aquest àmbit. El grup també és pioner en el disseny d'equips robotitzats i intel·ligents per a la Ramaderia de Precisió, amb una de les primeres patents en aquest àmbit i diversos equips instal·lats a França i a Canadà. A principis de 2014, el grup s'integra al centre de recerca Agrotecnio. [Més informació].

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  • Special issue on 'Terrestrial laser scanning': editors' notes 

    Rosell Polo, Joan Ramon; Gregorio López, Eduard; Llorens Calveras, Jordi (MDPI, 2019-10-21)
    In this editorial, we provide an overview of the content of the special issue on 'Terrestrial Laser Scanning'. The aim of this Special Issue is to bring together innovative developments and applications of terrestrial laser ...
  • Fruit detection in an apple orchard using a mobile terrestrial laser scanner 

    Gené, Jordi; Gregorio López, Eduard; Guevara, Javier; Auat Cheein, Fernando A.; Sanz Cortiella, Ricardo; Escolà i Agustí, Alexandre; Llorens Calveras, Jordi; Morros Rubió, Josep Ramon; Ruiz Hidalgo, Javier; Vilaplana Besler, Verónica; Rosell Polo, Joan Ramon (Academic Press. Published by Elsevier, 2019-09-21)
    The development of reliable fruit detection and localization systems provides an opportunity to improve the crop value and management by limiting fruit spoilage and optimised harvesting practices. Most proposed systems for ...
  • Assessment of spray drift potential reduction for hollow-cone nozzles: Part 1. Classification using indirect methods 

    Torrent Martí, Xavier; Gregorio López, Eduard; Douzals, Jean-Paul; Tinet, Cyril; Rosell Polo, Joan Ramon; Planas de Martí, Santiago (Elsevier B.V., 2019-06-10)
    Spray drift is one of the main pollution sources identified when pesticides are sprayed on crops. In this work, in order to simplify the evaluation of hollow-cone nozzles according to their drift potential reduction, several ...
  • Assessing ranked set sampling and ancillary data to improve fruit load estimates in peach orchards 

    Uribeetxebarria Alonso de Armiño, Asier; Martínez Casasnovas, José Antonio; Tisseyre, Bruno; Guillaume, Serge; Escolà i Agustí, Alexandre; Rosell Polo, Joan Ramon; Arnó Satorra, Jaume (Elsevier, 2019-08-08)
    Fruit load estimation at plot level before harvest is a key issue in fruit growing. To face this challenge, two sampling methods to estimate fruit load in a peach tree orchard were compared: simple random sampling (SRS) ...
  • Variable rate dosing in precision viticulture: Use of electronic devices to improve application efficiency 

    Llorens Calveras, Jordi; Gil Moya, Emilio; Llop, Jordi; Escolà i Agustí, Alexandre (Elsevier, 2010-03)
    Two different spray application methods were compared in three vine varieties at different crop stages. A conventional spray application with a constant volume rate per unit ground area (1 ha(-1)) was compared with a ...
  • Spatial variability in commercial orange groves. Part 2: relating canopy geometry to soil attributes and historical yield 

    Colaço, André F.; Molin, José P.; Rosell Polo, Joan Ramon; Escolà i Agustí, Alexandre (Springer, 2018-10-16)
    Site-specific management strategies are usually dependant on the understanding of the underlying cause and effect relationships that occur at the within-field level. The assessment of canopy geometry of tree crops has been ...
  • Spatial variability in commercial orange groves. Part 1: canopy volume and height 

    Colaço, André F.; Molin, José P.; Rosell Polo, Joan Ramon; Escolà i Agustí, Alexandre (Springer, 2018-09-22)
    Characterizing crop spatial variability is crucial for estimating the opportunities for site-specific management practices. In the context of tree crops, ranging sensor technology has been developed to assess tree canopy ...
  • KFuji RGB-DS database: Fuji apple multi-modal images for fruit detection with color, depth and range-corrected IR data 

    Gené, Jordi; Vilaplana Besler, Verónica; Rosell Polo, Joan Ramon; Morros Rubió, Josep Ramon; Ruiz Hidalgo, Javier; Gregorio López, Eduard (Elsevier Inc., 2019-07-19)
    This article contains data related to the research article entitle 'Multi-modal Deep Learning for Fruit Detection Using RGB-D Cameras and their Radiometric Capabilities' [1]. The development of reliable fruit detection and ...
  • Assessment of spray drift potential reduction for hollow-cone nozzles: Part 2. LiDAR technique 

    Gregorio López, Eduard; Torrent Martí, Xavier; Planas de Martí, Santiago; Rosell Polo, Joan Ramon (Elsevier B.V., 2019-06-11)
    Pesticide spray drift poses health hazards to humans and causes a significant impact on the environment. In this work the capacity of an ad hoc light detection and ranging (LiDAR) system to differentiate spray nozzles ...
  • Multi-modal deep learning for Fuji apple detection using RGB-D cameras and their radiometric capabilities 

    Gené, Jordi; Vilaplana Besler, Verónica; Rosell Polo, Joan Ramon; Morros Rubió, Josep Ramon; Ruiz Hidalgo, Javier; Gregorio López, Eduard (Elsevier, 2019-05-10)
    Fruit detection and localization will be essential for future agronomic management of fruit crops, with applications in yield prediction, yield mapping and automated harvesting. RGB-D cameras are promising sensors for fruit ...
  • Stratified sampling in fruit orchards using cluster-based ancillary information maps: a comparative analysis to improve yield and quality estimates 

    Uribeetxebarria Alonso de Armiño, Asier; Martínez Casasnovas, José Antonio; Escolà i Agustí, Alexandre; Rosell Polo, Joan Ramon; Arnó Satorra, Jaume (Springer, 2019-03-25)
    Estimation of yield or other fruit quality parameter is of great interest to farmers to decide on management actions just before harvesting and, in any case, to anticipate and plan harvesting operations. Making accurate ...
  • Application of light detection and ranging and ultrasonic sensors to high-throughput phenotyping and precision horticulture: current status and challenges 

    Colaço, André F.; Molin, José P.; Rosell Polo, Joan Ramon; Escolà i Agustí, Alexandre (Springer Nature, 2018)
    Ultrasonic and light detection and ranging (LiDAR) sensors have been some of the most deeply investigated sensing technologies within the scope of digital horticulture. They can accurately estimate geometrical and structural ...
  • Operación en el campo: gestión en terrenos específicos utilizando tecnologías de aplicación variable 

    Escolà i Agustí, Alexandre; Arnó Satorra, Jaume; Martínez Casasnovas, José Antonio (New Ag International SARL, 2018-10-15)
    La última etapa del ciclo de Agricultura de Precisión (AP) consiste en implementar las decisiones tomadas en los campos o huertos.Desde el primer artículo de la sección 'Precision Ag Corner' (NewAg International 64, en ...
  • Can Precision Agriculture be profitable? 

    Arnó Satorra, Jaume; Martínez Casasnovas, José Antonio; Escolà i Agustí, Alexandre (New Ag International SARL, 2018-11-01)
    After eight Precision Ag Corner columns reviewing the different tools for precision agriculture (PA) taking part in the different stages of the PA cycle, it is time to assess its profitability. Is it worth investing in all ...
  • ¿Es rentable la Agricultura de Precisión? 

    Arnó Satorra, Jaume; Martínez Casasnovas, José Antonio; Escolà i Agustí, Alexandre (New Ag International SARL, 2018-12)
    Al cabo de ocho artículos de la sección Precision Ag Corner en los que se revisan las diferentes herramientas de la agricultura de precisión (AP) que se utilizan en las diferentes etapas del ciclo dela AP, es el momento ...
  • Precision Agriculture: What's behind the name? 

    Arnó Satorra, Jaume; Escolà i Agustí, Alexandre; Martínez Casasnovas, José Antonio (New Ag International SARL, 2016-11-15)
    In recent years, the term Precision Agriculture (PA) has been referred and discussed many times in agricultural exhibitions and conferences, professional meetings, magazines and cafés. Other forms are also used either by ...
  • Agricultura de Precisión: ¿Qué se oculta detrás del nombre? 

    Arnó Satorra, Jaume; Escolà i Agustí, Alexandre; Martínez Casasnovas, José Antonio (New Ag International SARL, 2017-01-01)
    El término Agricultura de Precisión (AP) se ha discutido mucho durante los últimos años en exhibiciones y conferencias sobre agricultura, encuentros profesionales, revistas y cafés. Por otra parte también se usan expresiones ...
  • Comprendiento la geolocalización y navegación y su uso en Agricultura de Precisión 

    Arnó Satorra, Jaume; Escolà i Agustí, Alexandre; Martínez Casasnovas, José Antonio (New Ag International SARL, 2017-04-01)
    Se dice que el GPS gatilló la Agricultura de Precisión (PA), permitiendo que se generaran los primeros mapas de rendimiento. Esto puede que sea preciso o no, pero lo que es cierto es que los sistemas de geoposicionamiento ...
  • Imaginando la agricultura en 40 años más 

    Martínez Casasnovas, José Antonio; Arnó Satorra, Jaume; Escolà i Agustí, Alexandre (New Ag International SARL, 2017-07-01)
    Por primer vez, la 15ª Conferencia & Exhibición New Ag International realizada en Berlín tuvo una sesión sobre agricultura de precisión. Y esto reafirma el compromiso de New Ag International con este nuevo paradigma en ...
  • What sensors tell about the crop environment 

    Arnó Satorra, Jaume; Martínez Casasnovas, José Antonio; Escolà i Agustí, Alexandre (New Ag International SARL, 2017-09-14)
    Our great-grandparents and their ancestors did not use any sensor but knew their fields perfectly. The reason is that they had their feet on the ground, literally. They had to walk throughout their fields either sowing, ...

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