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Handbook of Precision Agriculture: Principles and Applications

Ancha Srinivasan

In most developing countries, farming is the best safety net against hunger, and keeping production costs under control without sacrificing crop yield is essential for survival. The Handbook of Precision Agriculture presents up-to-date research, field studies, and practical applications from around the world to help agricultural scientists and farmers work together to design a farming methodology that improves productivity, profitability, and sustainability. The book offers a comprehensive guide to basic principles and technologies, crop-specific applications, integrative strategies, economic and environmental concerns, and future trends in precision agriculture in different regions of the world.

Book Details

  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publish Date: Aug 31st, 2006
  • Pages: 734
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.21in - 6.14in - 1.46in - 2.21lb
  • EAN: 9781560229551
  • Categories: Agriculture - GeneralGeneralLife Sciences - Botany

About the Author

Ancha Srinivasan, PhD, is a Principal Researcher and Manager at the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) in Hayama, Japan. Prior to joining IGES, he worked at premier institutions such as the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Topics, the Hokkaido National Agricultural Experiment Station, and the Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS). Dr. Srinivasan served as a Principal Investigator for several funded projects in sustainable agriculture, information systems, and the environment, and recently developed a special interest in policy issues of adaptation to climate change in agriculture. His work has been widely published in national and international journals, and he serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Crop Improvement (Haworth).

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