Running a productive agriculture system has always been about having the right tools and the know-how to pursue optimization and efficiency. In the 21st century, the case can be made that the agriculturist's most important tool is not the cultivator, but the computer. While you still need to know how to adapt to the day-to-day challenges of land and climate, just as importantly, you need to know how to make reliable projections based on the manipulation of virtual variables.
Practice what you learn with real life examples and practical problem solving exercises
Agricultural Systems Management: Optimizing Efficiency and Performance teaches you how to create strategies using readily available off-the-shelf software, spreadsheets, and Internet material to meet the challenges commonly faced in agricultural production, processing, and management. The text provides the step-by-step direction necessary to allow you to obtain optimal results in field and livestock operations, machinery selection, and the planning/forecasting of crops and yield.
Table of Contents
Agricultural Systems: A Managerial Overview, W.D. Shoup
Reliability of Agricultural Systems, W.D. Shoup
Data Management and Spreadsheet Fundamentals, R.M. Peart
Fixed and Variable Costs of Machinery and Facilities, R.C. Fluck and R.M. Peart
Machinery Selection and Management Program for Maize/Soybean, J.C. Siemens and R.M. Peart
Simulation of Crop Growth and Field Operations: CropPlan, R.M. Peart and R. Smith
Crop Simulation, R.M. Peart
Optimizing the Use of Resources: Linear Programming, R.M. Peart and F. Royce
Queuing Theory and Waiting Line Applications, R.M. Peart
Project Scheduling, R.M. Peart
Artificial Intelligence and Decision Support Systems, R.M. Peart
Precision Technologies for Precision Management, W.D. Shoup, W. Lee, and T. Harrison