05884224 is referenced by 74 patents and cites 27 patents.

An apparatus is provided for detecting agronomic information on a field to be cultivated. The apparatus has at least one sensor configured to detect agronomic information from an area of interest from within a field. The agronomic information detected over space and time being desirable to facilitate the optimized growing of a crop. A mobile carrier is configured to carry the sensor in close proximity to the area of interest. The sensor is constructed and arranged to detect the agronomic information from the area of interest as it passes near the field. The computer has a central processing unit, a memory coupled to the central processing unit, and an electronic interface coupled between the memory and the sensor for transferring sensed information into the memory. The computer is configured to collect detected agronomic information from the areas of interest within the field. An apparatus is also provided for facilitating cultivation of an agriculture field via an interface device. One interface device is a detector. Another interface device is an effector. The apparatus can detect/measure and control the optimized growing of a crop.

Title
Mobile mounted remote sensing/application apparatus for interacting with selected areas of interest within a field
Application Number
8/813180
Publication Number
5884224
Application Date
March 7, 1997
Publication Date
March 16, 1999
Inventor
Byron Smith
Pocatello
ID, US
Gerald J McNabb
Pocatello
ID, US
Agent
Wells St John Roberts Gregory & Matkin P S
Assignee
J R Simplot Company
ID, US
IPC
G06F 19/00
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