Best Reference Books – Machinery Systems for Precision Agriculture

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Machinery Systems For Precision Agriculture subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Machinery Systems For Precision Agriculture along with reviews.

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1. “Precision Agriculture in the 21st Century: Geospatial and Information Technologies in Crop Management” by National Research Council and Board on Agriculture

“Precision Agriculture in the 21st Century: Geospatial and Information Technologies in Crop Management” Book Review: The book deals with the incorporation of advanced technologies for crop production. This method is known as precision agriculture. The book provides a summary on the specific technologies and practices underlying precision agriculture. The book explains how precision agriculture affect decision making in irrigation, crop selection, pest management, environmental issues and pricing and market conditions. It also discusses the geographical dimensions of precision agriculture and how it can be used in the agricultural community. The main topics covered in the book are agriculture, agricultural facilities and equipment and crop and plant production.

2. “Physical Methods in Agriculture: Approach to Precision and Quality” by Jirí Blahovec and Miroslav Kutílek

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“Physical Methods in Agriculture: Approach to Precision and Quality” Book Review: The book features the physical properties of agro-materials. The book is divided into three parts such as Soil and Allocation agriculture, Properties and Quality and finally Fruits. The book covers topics like image analysis and microscopic techniques to characterize soil pore system, horizontal hydraulic conductivity of vertical interaggregate capillary, estimation error in statistical distribution, influence of tillage methods on the infiltration in soil, precision farming, monitoring frost injury to winter crops, stress relaxation in potatoes, determination of hen’s eggshell elastic properties, cracking mechanism of grain legume, properties of grain, digital image analysis, thermal conductivity of macaroni products and basic concepts of transgenic crops. Along with these, the book also includes physical properties of fruit firmness, firmness and softening of fruits and vegetables, determination of drop damage index, color as a quality factor, uncertainty measurements of the fruit impacts by artificial fruit, thermal imaging and sensing taste attributes of plums using infrared reflectance spectroscopy.

3. “Precision Agriculture ’13” by John V Stafford

“Precision Agriculture ’13” Book Review: The book deals with the role of precision agriculture in terms of the environment, market forces, quality requirements, traceability, vehicle guidance and crop management. The book provides peer reviewed papers presented at the 9th European Conference on Precision Agriculture in Lleida, Spain. The book features the basic concepts associated with precision agriculture such as technology, crop science, soil science, agronomy, information technology, decision support, remote sensing and others. The book is developed for researchers, advisors, teachers and professionals in agriculture.

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4. “Precision Agriculture ′99” by John V Stafford

“Precision Agriculture ′99″ Book Review: The book mainly deals with precision agriculture in the management of arable and horticultural crops. It also realises the importance of field spatial variability in soil, crop and environmental factors. The use of precision agriculture leads to a reduction in the use of pesticides and agrochemicals and hence improve the returns for the farmer. The book comprises over 90 papers (987 pages) from the proceedings of the Second European Conference on Precision Agriculture published on behalf of the Society of Chemical industry, London. The book is designed for researchers and professionals in the agricultural and plant sciences.

5. “Precision Livestock Farming ’09” by C Lokhorst and P W G Groot Koerkamp

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“Precision Livestock Farming ’09” Book Review: The book deals with precision livestock farming aspects such as animal welfare, animal disease, the environment, economics, traceability, robots and livestock management. The book includes reviewed papers from the 4th European Conference on Precision livestock farming. The book features a wide variety of disciplines on precision livestock farming like feeding dairy, data quality, poultry and pig applications, livestock environment, wireless sensing, dairy fertility and calving management, animal identification, mastitis detection and locomotion. The book is designed for researchers, advisors, teachers and professionals in agriculture.

6. “AGRI MECH: July 2016 (Digitization and compatibilities)” by S K Ali and Kartik Arora

“AGRI MECH: July 2016 (Digitization and compatibilities)” Book Review: AGRI MECH is a monthly magazine on farm mechanization developed for progressive farmers, dealer, distributors, importers, exporters and manufacturers of agriculture machinery. The magazine is also viewed by government institutes and ministries. AGRI MECH offers the latest developments and advancements in agriculture technology and is distributed over 17 countries over the globe.

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7. “Agricultural Automation: Fundamentals and Practices” by Qin Zhang and Francis J Pierce

“Agricultural Automation: Fundamentals and Practices” Book Review: The book focuses on automation technologies in agriculture. The book covers topics like agricultural vehicle robots and infotronic systems, precision agriculture, efficiency of agricultural inputs, spatial and temporal management of agricultural systems, specific agricultural production systems, animal housing and production, automation relative to specific inputs in agricultural production systems, liability issues and postharvest automation. Special emphasis is laid upon the fundamentals of automation technologies and practices.

8. “Precision Livestock Farming Applications: Making Sense of Sensors to Support Farm Management 2015” by Ilan Halachmi

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“Precision Livestock Farming Applications: Making Sense of Sensors to Support Farm Management 2015” Book Review: Precision livestock farming presents developing animal sensing tools and decision-making at the farm level. The book provides an introduction to precision livestock farming in terms of European and American perspective. The book also presents papers on early detection technologies for animal lameness. This is followed by the topic ‘How does PLF deliver added value to farmers’ and studies on PLF in the area of genetics and health of beef, calves and heifers. Rumen sensing in relation to feed intake, PLF for automatic detection of animal health in poultry, pigs and cows, sensors for milk quality and milk contents and their applications are also discussed in detail. The book provides questions and answers on the topic along with a finalizing discussion.

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