Precision Farming

Soil Fertility and Productivity Aspects

By K. R. Krishna

© 2013 – Apple Academic Press

188 pages | 22 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781926895444
pub: 2013-02-18
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About the Book

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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI011000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
TEC003000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General