Precision Agriculture in the 21st Century: Geospatial and Information Technologies in Crop Management
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  • ISBN: 978-0-309-05893-3
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Precision Agriculture in the 21st Century:
Geospatial and Information Technologies in Crop Management
(1997)
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Sensors, satellite photography, and multispectral imaging are associated with futuristic space and communications science. Increasingly, however, they are considered part of the future of agriculture. The use of advanced technologies for crop production is known as precision agriculture, and its rapid emergence means the potential for revolutionary change throughout the agricultural sector.

Precision Agriculture in the 21st Century provides an overview of the specific technologies and practices under the umbrella of precision agriculture, exploring the full implications of their adoption by farmers and agricultural managers. The volume discusses how precision agriculture could dramatically affect decisionmaking in irrigation, crop selection, pest management, environmental issues, and pricing and market conditions. It also examines the geographical dimensions--farm, regional, national--of precision agriculture and looks at how quickly and how widely the agricultural community can be expected to adopt the new information technologies.

Precision Agriculture in the 21st Century highlights both the uncertainties and the exciting possibilities of this emerging approach to farming. This book will be important to anyone concerned about the future of agriculture: policymakers, regulators, scientists, farmers, educators, students, and suppliers to the agricultural industry.

Topics

  • Agriculture — Agricultural Facilities and Equipment
  • Agriculture — Crop and Plant Production
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Table of Contents

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Front Matter i-xii
Executive Summary 1-15
1 Dimensions of Precision Agriculture 16-43
2 A New Way to Practice Agriculture 44-64
3 Adoption of Precision Agriculture 65-89
4 Public Policy and Precision Agriculture 90-119
References 120-134
Glossary 135-137
Authors 138-140
Index 141-150
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National Research Council. Precision Agriculture in the 21st Century: Geospatial and Information Technologies in Crop Management. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 1997.

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