AFTER THE YEAR 2000, MUCH MORE ITALIAN FARMERS PERFORM PRECISION AGRICULTURE

Mirco Maschio, N Sarpe

Abstract


Precision agriculture is performed in many European countries and in U.S.A. This type of agriculture is based on the differences recorded at the field level. In case of a company, any intervention is performed where and when it is necessary. The first thing to be considered in order to adopt the principles of precision agriculture is to have detailed knowledge of the land characteristics and it is therefore necessary for the company that they should obtain first of all as much information as possible concerning all useful aspects to know better the lands and plants during the crop cycle. For the purpose of precision agriculture, Italian farmers use satellite receivers mounted on tractors. Sowers are equipped with devices able to determine plant depending on the amount of fertilizer applied to each crop plot. At the same time, the equipment by which herbicides are applied is provided with devices which determine the application dose independently of the tractor speed.

Keywords


precision agriculture; satellite receiver; accurate seeded

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15835/buasvmcn-agr:647


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