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Precision Agriculture: Technology and Economic Perspectives

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This book presents cases from different countries with a main focus on the perspectives of using precision farming in Europe. Divided into 12 chapters it addresses some of the most recent developments and aspects of precision farming. The intention of this book is to provide an overview of some of the most promising technologies with precision agriculture from an economic point of view. Each chapter has been put together so that it can be read individually should the reader wish to focus on one particular topic. Precision Farming as a farm technology benefits from large-scale advantages due to relatively high investment costs and is primarily adopted on farms with medium to large field areas.


Chapter 1 Precision Agriculture - from Mapping to Site-specific Application
Søren Marcus Pedersen and Kim Martin Lind
1.1. Introduction
1.2 Current PF technologies
1.3 Variable rate application
1.4 Adoption of precision farming systems
1.5 The aim and organisation of this book
1.6 Summary and main findings

Chapter 2 Smart Farming Technologies - Description, Taxonomy, Economic Impact
Athanasios T. Balafoutis, Bert Beck, Spyros Fountas, Zisis Tsiropoulos, Jürgen Vangeyte, Tamme van der Wal, I. Soto-Embodas, Manuel Gómez-Barbero, Søren Marcus Pedersen
2.1. Precision Agriculture as a cyclic optimisation process
2.2. Smart Farming Technologies Types
2.3. Smart Farming Technologies Taxonomy
2.4. Smart Farming Technologies economic impact

Chapter 3 Economic potential of site-specific fertiliser application and harvest management
Markus Gandorfer, Andreas Meyer-Aurich
3.1. Introduction
3.2. Framework for economic assessment
3.3. Analysis of studies
3.4 Site-specific management with respect to crop quality
3.5. Conclusions

Chapter 4 Economics of site specific and variable rate herbicide application
Jens Erik Ørum, Per Kudsk and Peter Kryger Jensen
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Application technologies
4.3 Planning and low dose DSS
4.4 Weed detection
4.5 Conclusion

Chapter 5 The Economics and Perspectives of Site Specific Irrigation Management in Australia
Robert Farquharson and Jon Welsh
5.1. Introduction
5.2. Irrigation and cotton growing in Australia
5.3. Cotton Nutrition and Managing Nitrous Oxide Emissions
5.4. Method of analysis
5.5. Results
5.6. Discussion
5.7. Conclusions

Chapter 6 Auto-steering and Controlled Traffic Farming - Route planning and economics
Claus G. Sørensen, Efthymios Rodias and Dionysis Bochtis
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Route planning design
6.3 Results
6.4 Conclusion

Chapter 7 Profitability of controlled traffic in grass silage production
Hans Alvemar, Hans Andersson, Hans Henrik Pedersen
7.1. Introduction
7.2. Machinery system design
7.3. Problem definition
7.4. A model for economic evaluation of CTF
7.5. Results
7.6. Discussion
7.7. Conclusions

Chapter 8 Robotic seeding - economic perspectives
Søren Marcus Pedersen, Spyros Fountas., Claus G Sorensen, Frits Van Evert.,Simon Blackmore
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Economic performance
8.3 Robotic system for crop seeding
8.4 Economic assessment of early seeding and re-seeding with robots in sugar beet
8.5 Early seeding
8.6 Re-seeding
8.7 Creating re-seeding maps with UAVs
8.8 Results
8.9 Sensitivity analysis
8.10 Conclusions

Chapter 9 Future perspectives of Farm Management Information Systems
Zisis Tsiropoulos, Giacomo Carli, Erika Pignatti, Spyros Fountas
9.1 Introduction to Farm Management Information Systems
9.2 Farm management information systems functionalities and applications
9.3 Costing functionalities of FMIS
9.4 Adoption of FMIS
9.5 Discussion and conclusions

Chapter 10 Sustainable intensification in crop farming - a case from Estonia
Rando Värnik, Raiko Aster, Jelena Ariva
10.1 Introduction
10.2 Material and method
10.3 Results
10.4 Discussion
10.5 Conclusion

Chapter 11 How to model the Adoption and Perception of Precision Agriculture Technologies
Giacomo Carli , Vilma Xhakollari and Maria Rita Tagliaventi
11.1 Introduction
11.2 Theoretical Models
11.3 Behavioural models and their application in Agricultural Sciences
11.4 Discussions and conclusion

Chapter 12 Perspectives of Precision Agriculture in a Broader Policy Context
Kim Martin Lind and Søren Marcus Pedersen
12.1 Introduction
12.2 PA and wider societal trends
12.3 Policy trends in Europe
12.4 Stakeholder involvement
12.5 Opportunities for small and medium size companies
12.6 Concluding remarks
Abbreviations and glossary
List of Authors


Titel: Precision Agriculture: Technology and Economic Perspectives
EAN: 9783319886442
ISBN: 978-3-319-88644-2
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber: Springer, Berlin
Genre: Biologie
Anzahl Seiten: 276
Gewicht: 441g
Größe: H16mm x B236mm x T156mm
Jahr: 2018
Auflage: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2017