Crop diversity is a key
tenet of sustainable agriculture. Having multiple crops that fill distinct
niches in an agro eco system improves the ability to manage weeds, diseases and
insect pests as well as potentially improving the environmental performance of
the cropping system. The goal was to write a book where as many different
existing studies as possible could be presented in a single volume, making it
easy for the reader to compare methods, results and conclusions.
This book intends to provide the
reader with a comprehensive overview of the impact of the Fourth Industrial
Revolution and automation examples in agriculture. Topics covered includes: The
Fourth Industrial Revolution and Precision Agriculture, Trends of Engineering
Systems Evolution and Agricultural Technology, Review of Variable-Rate Sprayer
Applications Based on Real- Time Sensor Technologies, Robotic Harvesting of
Fruiting Vegetables: A Simulation Approach in V-REP, ROS and MATLAB, Machine
Vision Systems – A Tool for Automatic Color Analysis in Agriculture, Automation
of Integrated System for Grain Beverages Processing, The Effect of Vermicompost
and Other Fertilizers on the Growth and Productivity of Pepper Plants in
guide explains the following topics: Weather and Crops Steven, Corn, Soybean,
Small Grains and Grain, Cropping Systems, Hay and Pasture, Water Quality,
Managing Soil pH and Crop Nutrients, Managing Nitrogen, Soil Management and
Tillage, Water Management, Weed Management, Managing Insect Pests, Managing
Diseases and Nematodes.
Author(s): University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
This book provides
useful information about Urban Agriculture, which includes the production of
crops in small to large lots, vertical production on walls, windows, rooftops,
urban gardens, farmer's markets, economic models of urban gardening, peri-urban
agricultural systems, and spatial planning and evolution of the land uses.
Additionally, this book elucidates further agricultural technologies, such as
the aquaculture systems.
This guide covers the
following topics: General Conditions for Cultivation of Crops, Soil and Plant
Nutrition, Plant Protection, Categories of Pesticides and Precautions, Farm
Management, Occupational Health and Safety, Farmer’s Access to Service.
Author(s): Dr. P. Chandra Shekara, Dr. Ajit
Kumar, Dr. N. Balasubramani and Bakul C. Chaudhary
This note explains the
following topics: Production Economics, Nature and scope of Agricultural
Production Economics, Basic concepts and terms, Meaning and types of production
functions, Laws of returns, Factor-product relationship, Determination of
optimum input and output, Factor-factor relationship, product-product
relationship, Type of enterprise relationship, Returns to scale: meaning,
definition, importance, Farm management ,Typical farm management decisions, Economic principles applied to the
organization of farm business, Types and systems of farming, Cost concepts and
farm efficiency, Farm planning and budgeting, Risk and uncertainty, Linear
programming: Assumption, advantages and limitations of linear programming.
This lecture note is
intended to introduce important concepts in agricultural marketing. Also examine
links between producers and consumers and factors that may cause changes in
those links. Topics covered includes: Agricultural Marketing, Basics of Supply
and Demand, Elasticities and flexibilities, Equilibrium Displacement Models,
Food Marketing Channel, Spatial Concepts in Agricultural Markets, Inter-regional
Trade, International Trade, Agricultural Futures Markets.