1st Edition

Precision Farming
Soil Fertility and Productivity Aspects




ISBN 9781926895444
Published February 19, 2013 by Apple Academic Press
188 Pages 22 B/W Illustrations

USD $155.00

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Book Description

Precision farming involves soil fertility and crop growth monitoring, electronic equipment, remote sensing, global information and positioning systems, computer models, decision support systems, variable-rate technology, and accurate recordkeeping. This book on precision techniques provides valuable information on instrumentation and methodology. It discusses the impact of precision techniques on soil fertility, nutrient dynamics, and crop productivity and highlights the application of GPS techniques to regulate fertilizer supply based on soil nutrient distribution and yield goals set by farmers. The book considers advances and examples from different agroecosystems from all continents.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Introduction
Definitions for Precision Farming or Site Specific Farming
Major Components of Site-Specific Farming
Advantages that accrue due to Precision Farming
Constraints to Adoption of Precision Farming

Precision Farming: Methodology

Introduction
Soil Sampling for Precision Farming
Sensors and Estimation of Variability within Crop Fields
Variable Rate Technology (VRT): Definitions and Explanations

Precision Farming, Soil Nutrient Dynamics and Crop Productivity

Introduction
Precision Farming influences various aspects of Nutrient Dynamics
Precision Farming and Nutrient Dynamics in the Agroecosystems
Precision Farming and Dynamics Soil Organic Carbon
Precision Farming and Bio-fertilizers
Precision Farming and its impact on Soil Properties
Precision Irrigation and its impact on Nutrient Dynamics

Geographic and Economic aspects of Precision Farming
Geographic aspects of adoption of Precision Farming
Economic aspects of Precision Farming

Precision Farming: Summary and Future Course

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Author(s)

Biography

Krishna, K. R.||