Precision in Crop Farming Site Specific Concepts and Sensing Methods: Applications and Results

ISBN-10: 9400767595
ISBN-13: 9789400767591
Edition: 2013
Authors: Hermann J. Heege
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Description: High yields and environmental control in crop farming call for precise adaptations to local growing conditions. Treating large fields in a uniform way by high capacity machinery cannot be regarded as a sustainable method for many situations. Because  More...

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Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 7/15/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 356
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

High yields and environmental control in crop farming call for precise adaptations to local growing conditions. Treating large fields in a uniform way by high capacity machinery cannot be regarded as a sustainable method for many situations. Because differences existing within single fields must be considered. The transition from former field work carried out manually or by small implements to present-day high-capacity machinery caused that the farmers lost the immediate and close contact with soils and crops. However, modern sensing and controlling technology can make up for this deficit. High tech methods that include proximal sensing and signals from satellites can provide for controls that allow adjusting farming operations to small fractions of one ha and sometimes even down to some m2, hence in a site-specific mode. This applies to operations for soil cultivation, sowing, fertilizing and plant protection. This book deals with site-specific concepts, applications and results.

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