Precision Crop Protection - the Challenge and Use of Heterogeneity

Editors: Oerke, E.-C., Gerhards, R., Menz, G., Sikora, R.A. (Eds.)

  • Use of innovative technologies for effective and environmentally friendly crop protection
  • Inter-disciplinary research; Agricultural sciences, Biological Sciences, Geosciences, Information Technology, Engineering
  • Information on crops from space (satellites) to the function of bio-molecules (photosynthesis)
  • Combination of basic sciences and applied sciences for the improvement of pest control
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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. This book, generated by scientists from a broad range of scientific disciplines, 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. Examples for the use of technologies are given for the management of pests which enable growers to vary application timing and dosage, and to optimize pesticide mixtures or intensity of mechanical weeding according to the spatial and temporal variability of pests.

Table of contents (26 chapters)

  • Soil Heterogeneity and Crop Growth

    Adamchuk, Viacheslav I. (et al.)

    Pages 3-16

  • Spatial and Temporal Dynamics of Weed Weeds Epidemiology Weeds Distribution Populations

    Gerhards, Roland

    Pages 17-25

  • Spatial and Temporal Dynamics of Plant Pathogens

    Nutter, Forrest W. (et al.)

    Pages 27-50

  • Spatial and Temporal Dynamics of ArthropodsArthropods in Arable Fields

    Helden, Maarten

    Pages 51-64

  • The Use of Laboratory Spectroscopy and Optical Remote Sensing for Estimating Soil Properties

    Hill, Joachim (et al.)

    Pages 67-85

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eBook $219.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-9534-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Precision Crop Protection - the Challenge and Use of Heterogeneity
Editors
  • Erich-Christian Oerke
  • Roland Gerhards
  • Gunter Menz
  • Richard A. Sikora
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-9277-9
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-9277-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-9276-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9534-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 441
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