Precision Agriculture Adoption and Integration Case Study

Precision Agriculture Adoption and Integration Case Study

By: Lacey Hunt    Email:

Home Town: Coeur d'Alene, ID    High School: Coeur d'Alene High School, 2020

Major: Computer Science, Mathematics-App Computatn Opt
Department: Computer Science
College: College of Engineering

Abstract — Remote sensing systems for precision agriculture allow for technology and automation to improve the profitability and sustainability of modern farms. The adoption of these systems in the United States has been slow, due to the high cost of and difficulty using them. The University of Idaho, in collaboration with Laurel Grove Wine Farm in Winchester, Virginia, has been in the process of developing a remote sensing system which has been designed to be low-cost and flexible in its agricultural applications. This new system lacks deterministic testing results for (1) reliability, (2) overall cost, and (3) usability by farmers. This research project aims to test the system’s performance in a new application domain: a heritage apple orchard at Sandpoint Organic Agriculture Center. This project will test the performance, cost, and usability of the remote sensing system to determine its viability of use in other agricultural settings.

About Lacey Hunt

I am a fourth year student pursuing my Bachelors in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics. I have some background in Mechanical Engineering and Physics, which has encouraged my interest in robotics. I am currently working for the University as an Undergraduate Researcher at the Center for Intelligent Industrial Robotics in Coeur d'Alene. Here, I have been given the opportunity to work with graduate CS students observing and assisting with various projects in the fields of Precision Agriculture and Industrial Robotics. I enjoy tutoring in mathematics and engineering physics, and find myself most engaged when I am in a position where I get to learn something new.


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Type: Title: Date Published/Presented: DOI:
Poster Precision Agriculture Adoption and Integration Case Study July 18, 2023

Additional Project Information:

Year in College Project Started:  Junior

Faculty Advisor:   John  Shovic

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Funding Source:  Office of Undergraduate Research SURF Grant

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Project Location:   Sandpoint, ID