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dc.contributor.authorGassner, Anja
dc.contributor.authorCoe, Ric
dc.contributor.authorSinclair, Fergus
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-10T14:29:42Z
dc.date.available2021-02-10T14:29:42Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.date.submitted2021-02-02T15:01:25Z
dc.identifierONIX_20210202_9781136468254_chpt_2
dc.identifierhttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/46450
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/35790
dc.description.abstractPrecision agriculture (PA) involves the application of technologies and agronomic principles to manage spatial and temporal variation associated with all aspects of agricultural production in order to improve crop performance and environmental quality. The focus of this book is to introduce a non-specialist audience to the the role of PA in food security, environmental protection, and sustainable use of natural resources, as well as its economic benefits. The technologies covered include yield monitors and remote sensing, and the key agronomic principles addressed are the optimal delivery of fertilizers, water and pesticides to crops only when and where these are required. As a result, it is shown that both food production and resource efficiency can be maximized, without waste or damage to the environment, such as can occur from excessive fertilizer or pesticide applications. The authors of necessity describe some technicalities about PA, but the overall aim is to introduce readers who are unfamiliar with PA to this very broad subject and to demonstrate the potential impact of PA on the environment and economy. Chapter 3 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license. https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/tandfbis/rt-files/docs/Open+Access+Chapters/9780415504409_oaChapter_3.pdf
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEarthscan Food and Agriculture
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::R Earth sciences, geography, environment, planning::RN The environment::RNC Applied ecology
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::R Earth sciences, geography, environment, planning::RN The environment::RNK Conservation of the environment
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::T Technology, engineering, agriculture::TV Agriculture & farming::TVF Sustainable agriculture
dc.subject.otherapplication
dc.subject.otherfarming
dc.subject.othermatter
dc.subject.otherorganic
dc.subject.otherrate
dc.subject.otherremote
dc.subject.othersensing
dc.subject.othersoil
dc.subject.othertechnology
dc.subject.othervariable
dc.titleChapter 3 Improving food security through increasing the precision of agricultural development
dc.typechapter
oapen.relation.isPublishedByfa69b019-f4ee-4979-8d42-c6b6c476b5f0
oapen.relation.isPartOfBookPrecision Agriculture for Sustainability and Environmental Protection
oapen.relation.isPartOfBookPrecision Agriculture for Sustainability and Environmental Protection
oapen.imprintRoutledge
oapen.pages24


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