Handbook of Precision Agriculture

Principles and Applications
Food Products Press,U.S.
  • 1. Auflage
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  • erschienen am 6. September 2006
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • 683 Seiten
978-1-56022-954-4 (ISBN)
A thorough, critical, and up-to-date look at precision farming around the world

In most developing countries, farming is the best safety net against hunger and keeping production costs under control without sacrificing crop yield is essential for survival. The Handbook of Precision Agriculture presents up-to-date research, field studies, and practical applications from around the world to help agricultural scientists and farmers work together to design a farming methodology that improves productivity, profitability, and sustainability. The book offers a comprehensive guide to basic principles and technologies, crop-specific applications, integrative strategies, economic and environmental concerns, and future trends in precision agriculture in different regions of the world.

Handbook of Precision Agriculture provides basic guidelines and recommendations for implementing precision farming worldwide to help improve farm profits while conserving the environment. Keeping the technical jargon to a minimum, 50 of the world's foremost authorities on precision farming examine a wide range of subject areas, including agronomy, crop physiology, genetics and plant breeding, soil science, entomology, meteorology, agricultural extension, weed science, plant pathology, ecology, spatial information sciences, and economics. In addition to discussing theory and practice on field-level management, the book's contributors discuss how to identify and manage field variability, and how to implement precision farming in selected crops and cropping systems, working from case studies that represent both regional and crop-specific contexts.

Topics examined in Handbook of Precision Agriculture include:

- essential technologies for precision farming

- site-specific nutrient management

- precision water management

- site-specific weed management

- precision management of rice

- site-specific management of cotton producing

- precision farming from a cropping systems perspective

- case studies of precision farming in Europe, Australia, and South America

- and much moreHandbook of Precision Agriculture also includes a foreword written by the renowned agricultural scientist, administrator, and World Food Prize Laureate, Professor M.S. Swaiminathan. Peer-reviewed by more than 100 reviewers from around the world, this unique book presents detailed information and concepts in a simple and direct style that's easy to understand-even for beginners!
  • Englisch
  • Abingdon
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  • Großbritannien
Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
  • Höhe: 229 mm
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  • Breite: 152 mm
  • 1270 gr
978-1-56022-954-4 (9781560229544)
1560229543 (1560229543)
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- About the Editor

- Contributors

- Foreword (M. S. Swaminathan)

- Preface

- Acknowledgments


- Chapter 1. Precision Agriculture: An Overview (Ancha Srinivasan)

- Introduction

- Basics of Precision Agriculture

- Tools for Implementation of Precision Agriculture

- Current Status, Uncertainties, and Future Trends

- Epilogue

- Chapter 2. The Role of Technology in the Emergence and Current Status of Precision Agriculture (John V. Stafford)

- The Beginnings of Precision Agriculture

- The Basis for Precision Agriculture: Information Technology

- Spatial Location

- Basics of GPS

- Information Acquisition: Sensors

- Crop Condition

- Weed Detection

- Grain Yield

- Grain Quality

- Environment

- Assembling and Interpreting Information

- Utilizing Information: Application and Control

- Agrochemicals

- Patch Spraying: Philosophy of Approach

- Fertilizers

- The Role of Precision Agriculture in the Future of Agriculture-Technological Developments

- Chapter 3. Soil Sensors for Precision Farming (Sakae Shibusawa)

- Introduction

- Current Developments and Use of Soil Sensors

- Future Development and Prospects

- Conclusions

- Chapter 4. Site-Specific Nutrient Management: Objectives, Current Status, and Future Research Needs (Silvia Haneklaus and Ewald Schnug)

- Introduction

- Origins of SSNM

- Data Sources for SSNM

- Decision Making for SSNM

- SSNM for Different Nutrient Sources

- Interaction of SSNM with Other PA Measures in the Field

- Quality Aspects

- Economic, Ecological, and Social Impacts of SSNM

- Future Research Needs

- Chapter 5. Precision Water Management: Current Realities, Possibilities, and Trends (Carl R. Camp, E. John Sadler, and Robert G. Evans)

- Introduction

- Current Status

- Irrigation Application and System Control

- Auxiliary System Components

- Management Zones

- Applications and Justifications

- Current Trends

- Cost-Benefit Issues

- Future Directions

- Conclusions

- Chapter 6. Site-Specific Weed Management (Roland Gerhards and Svend Christensen)

- Introduction

- Weed Distribution in the Field

- Stability of Weed Populations

- Weed Monitoring

- Decision Making

- Site-Specific Herbicide Application

- Site-Specific Weed Control

- Future Directions

- Chapter 7. Site-Specific Management of Crop Diseases (Karsten D. Bjerre, Lise N. Jørgensen, and Jørgen E. Olesen)

- Introduction

- The Disease Management Arena

- IPM Strategies for Disease Control

- Site-Specific Disease Control: The Next Step in the Evolution of Disease Management

- Effects of Diseases and Spatial Variability on Crop Growth

- Technology for Site-Specific Disease Management

- Perspectives

- Chapter 8. Site-Specific Management of Plant-Parasitic Nematodes (Robert A. Dunn, Jimmy R. Rich, and Richard E. Baird)

- Introduction

- General Nematode Biology

- Diagnosing Nematode Problems

- Principles of Nematode Management?Nonchemical

- Nematicides

- Variable-Rate Nematicide Application

- Chapter 9. Site-Specific Measurement and Management of Grain Quality (Piet Reyns, Josse De Baerdemaeker, Ludo Vanongeval, and Maarten Geypens)

- Introduction

- Quality Factors and Their Measurement

- On-Line Quality Measurements

- Influence of Plant Nutrition on the Qualit

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