A Review of sensor technology for in-field phosphate monitoring

Sheetal Vilas Mapare, Pak Lam Yu, Abhimanyu Sarkar, Subhas Chandra Mukhopadhyay

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Abstract

With the increasing awareness of fertilizer effects on environmental and soil quality, soil tests are being conducted. In-field phosphate sensors have been a topic of heavy research since the early 1980s. It provides sustainable alternatives to more time consuming and costly laboratory analyses. Phosphate sensors can be used in agricultural and site-specific crop management to optimize application of fertilizers and minimize contamination of rainfall runoff. The main limitation in the development of phosphate sensors is selectivity. Another drawback in the development of phosphate sensors is lifetime. Further research is needed to address these problems and make in-field phosphate sensors more widely available.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 7th International Conference on Sensing Technology, ICST 2013
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages411-418
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781467352215
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event2013 7th International Conference on Sensing Technology, ICST 2013 - Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 3 Dec 20135 Dec 2013

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Other2013 7th International Conference on Sensing Technology, ICST 2013
CountryNew Zealand
CityWellington
Period3/12/135/12/13

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Mapare, S. V., Yu, P. L., Sarkar, A., & Mukhopadhyay, S. C. (2013). A Review of sensor technology for in-field phosphate monitoring. In 2013 7th International Conference on Sensing Technology, ICST 2013 (pp. 411-418). [6727686] Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICSensT.2013.6727686