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|Title:||Smart Farming Technologies – Description, Taxonomy and Economic Impact|
|Authors:||BALAFOUTIS A.THANOS; BECK BERT; FOUNTAS SPYROS; TSIROPOULOS ZISIS; VANGEYTE JURGEN; VAN DER WAL TAMME; SOTO EMBODAS IRIA; GOMEZ BARBERO MANUEL; PEDERSEN S.M.|
|Type:||Articles in periodicals and books|
|Abstract:||Precision Agriculture is a cyclic optimization process where data has to be collected from the field, analysed and evaluated and finally used for decision making for site-specific management of the field. Smart Farming Technologies (SFT) cover all these aspects of precision agriculture and can be categorized in data acquisition technologies, data analysis and evaluation technologies and precision application technologies. Data acquisition technologies include GNSS technologies, mapping technologies, data acquisition of environmental parameters and machines and their parameters. Data analysis and evaluation technologies comprise management zones delineation, decision support systems and farm management information systems. Finally, precision application technologies embrace variable rate application technologies, precision irrigation and weeding and machine guidance. In this chapter, the reader can find a technical description of the technologies included in each category accompanied by taxonomy of all SFT in terms of farming system type, cropping system, availability, level of investment and farmers’ motives to adopt them. Finally, the economic impact that each SFT have in comparison to conventional agricultural practices is given.|
|JRC Directorate:||Sustainable Resources|
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