About this Research Topic
In terms of technical means for monitoring pests and plant diseases, accurate identification of monitoring targets is still the main bottleneck, and long-term stable operation has always been the direction of technological development. Furthermore, revealing the outbreak and damage mechanism of pests and diseases and clarifying the development of their populations is the theoretical fundament of monitoring and warning. Therefore, we need more research that focuses on investigating the interaction mechanism of pests and pathogens with crops and their developing pattern, as well as the development and evolution of intelligent monitoring technology.
In this Research Topic, we welcome all article types published by Frontiers in Plant Science that clarify the development of intelligent monitoring of insect pests and plant pathogens, especially those that focus on:
• The living patterns and outbreak mechanisms of insect pests and plant pathogens
• The evolution of existing intelligent monitoring and forecasting technology of insect pests and plant diseases, like entomological radar, lidar, remote sensing, IoT, communication, and simulation technology et al.
• The development of target identification technology with artificial intelligence
• The development of a monitoring and forecasting device and system
Keywords: intelligent monitoring, insect pests, crop diseases, forecast and early warning, identification, AI
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