Book Chapter

Farooque, A., Q. Zaman, A. Schumann, & T. Esau. 2017. Potential for application of precision agriculture technologies in lime cropping systems. In The Lime: Botany, Production and Uses. CABI Publisher, UK. 135-148.

Peer Reviewed Journal Papers

Khan, H., T. Esau, F. Abbas, A. Farooque, R. Barrett, B. Acharya, & Q. Zaman. 2021. Identification of significant factors affecting potato tuber yield for precision management of soil nutrients. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 37(3): 535-545. 

Hennessy, P.J., T.J. Esau, A. A.  Farooque, A.W. Schumann, Q.U. Zaman & K.W. Corscadden, &. 2021. Hair fescue and sheep sorrel identification using deep learning in wild blueberry production. Remote Sensing.

Esau, T.J., A. C.B. MacEachern, A.A. Farooque & Q.U. Zaman. 2021. Evaluation of autosteer in rough terrain at low ground speed for commercial wild blueberry harvesting. Agronomy.

Afzaal, H., A. Farooque, A. Schumann, N. Hussain, A. McKenzie-Gopsil, T. Esau, F. Abbas & B. Acharya. 2020. Detection of a potato disease (early blight) using artificial intelligence. Remote Sensing.

Hussain, N., A. Farooque, A. Schumann, A. McKenzie-Gopsill, T. Esau, F. Abbas, B. Acharya & Q. Zaman. 2020. Design and development of a smart variable rate sprayer using deep learning. Remote Sensing. Doi:10.3390/rs12244091.  

Brandoli, B., G. Spadon, T. Esau, P. Hennessy, A. Carvalho, S. Amer-Yahia & J. Rodrigues-Jr*. 2020. DropLeaf: a precision farming smartphone tool for real-time quantification of pesticide application coverage. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture.

Khan, A.H., E.K. Yiridoe, T. Esau, P.S. Koto, Q.U. Zaman & A.A. Farooque. 2020. Economic comparison of traditional small box and semi-automatic bin handling harvesting technologies for wild blueberries from a field trial: A stochastic approach. Journal of Agribusiness. 38(2): 117-146 .29.

Khan, H., A. Farooque, B. Acharya, F. Abbas, T. Esau, & Q. Zaman. 2020. Delineation of management zones for site-specific soil fertility characteristics through proximal sensing of potato fields. Agronomy.  

Mahmud, M. S., Q. Zaman, T. Esau, Y. Chang, G. Price & B. Prithiviraj. 2020. Real-time detection of strawberry powdery mildew disease using a mobile machine vision system. Agronomy. 10(7), 1027.

Khan, H., B. Acharya, A. Farooque, F. Abbas, Q. Zaman & T. Esau. 2020. Soil and crop variability induced management zones to optimize potato yield. Applied Engineering in Agriculture.36(4): 499-510.

Farooque, A.A., Q.U. Zaman, F. Abbas, H.M. Hammad, B. Acharya & T. Esau. 2020. How can potatoes be smartly cultivated with biochar as a soil nutrient amendment technique in Atlantic Canada? Arabian Journal of Geosciences. 13(336): 020-05337-3. 

Afzaal, H., A.A. Farooque, F. Abbas, B. Acharya & T. Esau. 2020. Computation of evapotranspiration with artificial intelligence for precision water resource management. Applied Sciences. 10, 1621; doi:10.3390/app10051621.

Esau, T.J., C.B. MacEachern, Q.U. Zaman & A.A. Farooque. 2020. Development and evaluation of a closed-loop control system for automation of a mechanical wild blueberry harvester’s picking reel. AgriEngineering. 2020; 2(2): 322-335.

Farooque, A.A., M.W. Jameel, Q.U. Zaman, T.J. Esau, A.W. Schumann & F. Abbas. 2020. Impact of wild blueberry fruit characteristics and machine parameters on performance of a mechanical harvester: basis for automation. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 36(3): 271-280

Afzaal, H., A. A. Farooque, F. Abbas, B. Acharya & T. Esau. 2020. Precision irrigation strategies for sustainable water budgeting of potato crop in Prince Edward Island. Sustainability. 12, 2419; doi:10.3390/su12062419

Farooque, A. A., F. S. Khan, Q. U. Zaman, T. J. Esau & A. W. Schumann. 2020. Estimation of water table depth using DUALEM-2 system. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture.

Farooque, A.A, M. Zare, F. Abbas, M. Bos, T. Esau & Q. Zaman. 2019. Forecasting potato tuber yield using soil electromagnetic induction (EMI) method. European Journal of Soil Science.

Esau, T., Q. Zaman, C. MacEachern, E. Yiridoe & A. Farooque. 2019. Economic and management tool for assessing wild blueberry production costs and financial feasibility. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 35(5): 687-696

Farooque, A., M. Zare, F. Abbas, Q. Zaman, M. Bos, T. Esau., B. Acharya & A. Schumann. 2019. Evaluation of DualEM-II sensor for soil moisture content estimation in the potato fields of Atlantic Canada. Plant, Soil and Environment. 65(6): 290-297 

Mahmud, M. S., Y. Chang, Q. Zaman, T. Esau, G. Price & B. Prithiviraj. 2019. Development of an artificial cloud lighting condition system using machine vision for strawberry powdery mildew disease detection. Computer and Electronics in Agriculture. 158: 219-225

Afzaal, H., A. A. Farooque, F. Abbas, B. Acharya & T. Esau. 2019. Groundwater estimation from major physical hydrology components using artificial neural networks and deep learning. Water. 12, 5; doi:10.3390/w12010005.

Esau, K., T. Esau, Q. Zaman, A. Farooque & A. Schumann. 2018. Effective use of a variable speed blower fan on a mechanical wild blueberry harvester. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 34(5): 831-840

Esau, T., Q. Zaman, D. Groulx, A. Farooque, A. Schumann & Y. Chang. 2018. Machine vision smart sprayer for spot-application of agrochemical in wild blueberry fields. Precision Agriculture. 19(4): 770-788

Ali, S., Q. Zaman, A. Farooque, A. Schumann, C. Udenigwe, T. Esau & Y. Chang. 2018. Potential use of digital photographic technique to examine wild blueberry ripening in relation to time of harvest. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 34(2): 299-308

Rehman, T., Q. Zaman, Y. Chang, A. Schumann, K. Corscadden & T. Esau. 2018. Optimizing the parameters influencing performance and weed (Goldenrod) identification accuracy of color co-occurrence matrices. Biosystems Engineering. 170: 85-95

Chang, Y., Q. Zaman, T. Rehman, A. Farooque, T. Esau & W. Jameel. 2017. A real time ultrasonic system to measure wild blueberry plant height during harvesting. Bio-systems Engineering. 157(1): 35-44

Esau, T., Q. Zaman, D. Groulx, Y. Chang, A. Schumann & P. Havard. 2017. Supplementary light source development for camera-based smart spraying in low light conditions. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 33(1): 5-14

Farooque, A.A., Q.U. Zaman, T. Esau, Y.K. Chang, A.W. Schumann & W. Jameel. 2017. Influence of wild blueberry fruit yield, plant height and ground slope on picking performance of a mechanical harvester: basis for automation. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 33(5): 655-666

Esau, T., Q. Zaman, D. Groulx, K. Corscadden, Y. Chang, A. Schumann & P. Havard. 2016. Economic analysis for smart sprayer application in wild blueberry fields. Precision Agriculture. 17: 753-765

Esau, T., Q., Zaman, Y., Chang, A. Schumann & A. Farooque. 2014. Prototype variable rate sprayer for spot-application of agrochemicals in wild blueberry. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 30(5): 717-725

Esau, T., Q. Zaman, Y. Chang, A. Schumann, D. Percival & A. Farooque. 2014. Spot-application of fungicide for wild blueberry using an automated prototype variable rate sprayer. Precision Agriculture. 15: 147-161. Top downloaded Precision Agriculture article (2017) 

Chang, Y., Q. Zaman, T. Esau & A. Schumann. 2014. Sensing system using digital photography technique for spot-application of herbicide in pruned wild blueberry fields. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 30(2): 143-152

Farooque, A., Y. Chang, Q. Zaman, D. Groulx, A. Schumann & T. Esau. 2013. Performance evaluation of multiple ground based  sensors mounted on a commercial wild blueberry harvester to sense plant height, fruit yield, and topographic features in real-time. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 91: 135–144

Chang, Y., Q. Zaman, A. Schumann, D. Percival, T. Esau & G. Aylew. 2012. Development of color co-occurrence matrix based machine vision algorithms for wild blueberry fields. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 28(3): 315-323

Zaman, Q., T. Esau, A. Schumann, D. Percival, Y. Chang, S. Read & A. Farooque. 2011. Development of cost-effective prototype variable rate sprayer for spot-specific application of agrochemicals in wild blueberry cropping systems. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 76: 175-182 

Farooque, A., Q. Zaman, F. Abbas, A. Madani, D. Percival & T. Esau. 2011. Ecological impacts of the N-Viro biosolids land-application for wild blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium. Ait) production in Nova Scotia. Journal of Environmental Science & Health, Part B. (46): 366-379.