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Precision Crop Protection - The Challenge and Use of Heterogeneity

By: Erich-Christian Oerke(Editor), Roland Gerhards(Editor), Gunter Menz(Editor), Richard A Sikora(Editor)

465 pages, colour illustrations


Paperback | Nov 2014 | #221951 | ISBN-13: 9789400795341
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Hardback | Aug 2010 | #189640 | ISBN-13: 9789048192762
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Precision farming is an agricultural management system using global navigation satellite systems, geographic information systems, remote sensing, and data management systems for optimizing the use of nutrients, water, seed, pesticides and energy in heterogeneous field situations. Precision Crop Protection - The Challenge and Use of Heterogeneity provides extensive information on the state-of-the-art of research on precision crop protection and recent developments in site-specific application technologies for the management of weeds, arthropod pests, pathogens and nematodes. It gives the reader an up-to-date and in-depth review of both basic and applied research developments.

The chapters discuss I) biology and epidemiology of pests, II) new sensor technologies, III) applications of multi-scale sensor systems, IV) sensor detection of pests in growing crops, V) spatial and non-spatial data management, VI) impact of pest heterogeneity and VII) precise mechanical and chemical pest control.



Part I - Spatial and temporal heterogeneity of crops, pests, diseases and weeds -- causes and implications
1. Soil heterogeneity and crop growth; V Adamchuk
2. Spatial and temporal dynamics of weed populations; R Gerhards
3. Spatial and temporal dynamics of pathogens; FW Nutter
4. Spatial and temporal dynamics of arthropods in arable fields; M van Helden

Part II - Sensing and sensor technologies in crop protection
5. The application of laboratory spectroscopy and optical remote sensing for estimating soil properties; J Hill
6. Sensing of photosynthetic activity of crops; U Rascher
7. Remote sensing for precision crop protection -- a matter of scale; K Voss
8. Detection and identification of weeds; M Weis
9. Detection of fungal diseases optically and pathogen inoculum by air sampling; JS West
10. Remote sensing for the detection of plant parasitic nematodes and disease complexes; R Sikora
11. Potential of digital thermography for disease control; EC Oerke
12. Geographical approaches for integrated pest management of arthropods in forestry and row crops; J Willers

Part III - Modelling and decision support systems
13. Handling and managment of spatial data; G Bareth
14. Decision rules for site-specific weed management; C Gutjahr
15. Modelling plant diseases for decision making in crop protection; V Rossi
16. Model validation and use of geographic information systems (GIS) in crop protection warning service; P Racca

Part IV - Application technologies for site-specific crop protection
17. Mechanical weed control; V Rueda-Ayala
18. Direct injection sprayer technolouy; P Schulze Lammers
19. Modern application techniques for pesticides; J Langewald
20. Autonomous systems for plant protection; HW Griepentrog
21. Variable rate technology for herbicide application; M Sokefeld
22. Variable rate application of fungicides; KH Dammer

Part V - Current use of Precision Crop Protection in practice
23. Providing precision crop and range protection in the U.S. Northern Great Plains; G Seielstad
24. Site-specific detection and management of nematodes; J Muller
25. Precision disease control in bed-grown crop; J Van de Zande
26. Economic evaluation of precision crop protection measures; JO Schroers


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