Women in Engineering and Science

Women in Precision Agriculture

Technological breakthroughs, Challenges and Aspirations for a Prosperous and Sustainable Future

Editors: Hamrita, Takoi Khemais (Ed.)

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  • Focuses on advances in precision agriculture led by leading women researchers, scholars, and professionals
  • Provides insight into women’s technical contributions in precision agriculture
  • Takes a holistic approach to precision agriculture, addressing both land and livestock applications
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About this book

This book features influential scholarly research and technical contributions, professional trajectories, disciplinary shifts, personal insights, and a combination of these from a group of remarkable women scholars within precision agriculture. The authors provide a holistic and critical overview of the field of precision agriculture (both crop and livestock), highlighting breakthroughs and impactful research led by women investigators including relevant technologies, decision making strategies, practices, applications, economics, opportunities and challenges. They discuss the urgent need for reduced cost, increased productivity, more optimal use of resources, and reduced impact on our environment. The leading female researchers contributing to this book are creating new technological advances that are revolutionizing agriculture.

  • Focuses on advances in precision agriculture led by leading women researchers, scholars, and professionals;
  • Provides insight into women’s technical contributions in precision agriculture;
  • Takes a holistic approach to precision agriculture, addressing both land and livestock applications.


About the authors

Dr. Takoi K. Hamrita is a professor of electrical engineering at the University of Georgia, where she has taught for 23 years. She was the first woman faculty member to be hired into the department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering as an assistant professor. Dr. Hamrita’s main research focus is in precision agriculture. She has worked in many areas of precision agriculture including yield monitoring, smart poultry environmental control, biotelemetry, smart sensing, harvest and post-harvest technology. She holds a patent in yield monitoring, has published over 50 articles and book chapters and has given over 50 conference presentations around the world on related research. Dr. Hamrita has served in many leadership roles within professional societies. Dr. Hamrita is a fierce advocate for women in STEM and is the founder and chair of the Global Women in STEM Leadership Summit in Atlanta. Dr. Hamrita has built a decade-long partnership between UGA and the Tunisian ministry of higher education that has had profound impact both on UGA and Tunisia and has become an innovative model for education and development around the world. The program has earned her numerous prestigious awards such as the National Medal in Science and Education, and the prestigious Andrew Heiskell Award for Innovation in International Partnerships

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Precision Agriculture: An Overview of the Field and Women’s Contributions to It

    Pages 1-34

    Hamrita, Takoi Khemais (et al.)

  • Sensing Technologies and Automation for Precision Agriculture

    Pages 35-54

    Zhang, Man (et al.)

  • Perspectives to Increase the Precision of Soil Fertility Management on Farms

    Pages 55-68

    Whalen, Joann K.

  • Toward Improved Nitrogen Fertilization with Precision Farming Based on Sensor and Satellite Technologies

    Pages 69-83

    Spiegel, Heide (et al.)

  • Precision Weed Management

    Pages 85-106

    Clay, Sharon A. (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-49244-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-49243-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Women in Precision Agriculture
Book Subtitle
Technological breakthroughs, Challenges and Aspirations for a Prosperous and Sustainable Future
Editors
  • Takoi Khemais Hamrita
Series Title
Women in Engineering and Science
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-49244-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-49244-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-49243-4
Series ISSN
2509-6427
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 216
Number of Illustrations
14 b/w illustrations, 56 illustrations in colour
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