Automation: The Future of Weed Control in Cropping Systems

Editors: Young, Stephen L., Pierce, Francis J. (Eds.)

  • Chapters written by experts in the fields of engineering, weed science, and economics
  • Comprehensive and cutting-edge information on automation and weed control from all across the world
  • Fundamental principles on weed biology and engineering principles along with economics and market readiness associated with automated weed control
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About this book

Technology is rapidly advancing in all areas of society, including agriculture. In both conventional and organic systems, there is a need to apply technology beyond our current approach to improve the efficiency and economics of management. Weeds, in particular, have been part of cropping systems for centuries often being ranked as the number one production cost. Now, public demand for a sustainably grown product has created economic incentives for producers to improve their practices, yet the development of advanced weed control tools beyond biotech has lagged behind. An opportunity has been created for engineers and weed scientists to pool their knowledge and work together to ‘fill the gap’ in managing weeds in crops. Never before has there been such pressure to produce more with less in order to sustain our economies and environments. This book is the first to provide a radically new approach to weed management that could change cropping systems both now and in the future.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction: Scope of the Problem—Rising Costs and Demand for Environmental Safety for Weed Control

    Stephen L. Young, Francis J. Pierce, Pete Nowak

    Pages 1-8

  • Precision Planting and Crop Thinning

    Scott A. Shearer, Santosh K. Pitla

    Pages 99-124

  • Automated Mechanical Weeding

    M. Taufik Ahmad, Lie Tang, Brian L. Steward

    Pages 125-137

  • Targeted and Microdose Chemical Applications

    Stephen L. Young, D. Ken Giles

    Pages 139-147

  • Field Applications of Automated Weed Control: Western Hemisphere

    Steven A. Fennimore, Bradley D. Hanson, Lynn M. Sosnoskie, et al.

    Pages 151-169

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eBook $149.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $189.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-7511-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $189.00
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  • Due: November 3, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0257-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Automation: The Future of Weed Control in Cropping Systems
Editors
  • Stephen L. Young
  • Francis J. Pierce
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Researchco Book Centre, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-7512-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-7512-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-7511-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0257-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 265
Number of Illustrations and Tables
39 b/w illustrations, 47 illustrations in colour
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