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Agricultural Automation Fundamentals and Practices

ISBN-10: 1439880573

ISBN-13: 9781439880579

Edition: 2013

Authors: Francis J. Pierce, Qin Zhang

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Introducing agricultural automation and emphasizing common practices of automation technologies used in a variety of agricultural productions, this book provides concepts, definitions, fundamental technologies, and production-based applications of automation technologies in agriculture. Enabling producers to make optimal management decisions to maximize profit, yield, and quality while minimizing environmental impact, it discusses intelligent equipment, agricultural infotronics, and precision systems as well as field crop management; nutrient, pest, and water management; surrounding awareness; worksite management; and post-harvest automation. It presents technologies and applications for large-scale and small-scale crop productions.
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Book details

List price: $95.99
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 3/13/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 411
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Preface
Editors
Contributors
Agricultural Automation: An Introduction
Fundamentals
Agricultural Vehicle Robot
Agricultural Infotronic Systems
Precision Agricultural Systems
Practices
Field Crop Production Automation
Mechanization, Sensing, and Control in Cotton Production
Orchard and Vineyard Production Automation
Automation in Animal Housing and Production
Nutrition Management and Automation
Automation of Pesticide Application Systems
Automated Irrigation Management with Soil and Canopy Sensing
Surrounding Awareness for Automated Agricultural Production
Worksite Management for Precision Agricultural Production
Postharvest Automation
Index