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Precision Farming: A New Approach

Tulasa Ram (Editor) Shiv Kumar Lohan (Editor) Ranveer Singh (Editor) Purshotam Singh (Editor)

Precision farming is a farming management concept based on observing and responding to intra field variations. Today, precision farming is about whole farm management with the goal of optimizing returns on input while preserving resources. Precision farming is one of the most scientific and modern approach to sustainable agriculture that has gained momentum in 21st Century. The book presents up-to-date research, field studies and practical applications written by leading scientists and experts in their respective field.

This book not only introduces the reader to the hi-tech technology of precision farming but it also presents a broad overview of its concepts and the tools of this system. It is hoped that the book will serve as a good text cum reference source for those interested in Precision farming.

Contents: 1. Precision Farming: An Indian Perspective/Vijay Pooniya and Ummed Singh. 2. Importance, Concept and Approaches for Precision Farming in India/Jagvir Dixit, Anoop Kumar Dixit, shiv Kumar Lohan and Dinesh Kumar. 3. Engineering Interventions in Precision Farming/S. Mukesh, S.S. Mann and S.K. Lohan. 4. Use of Spectral Sensors in Crop Production/Manjeet Singh, Ankit Sharma, Bhupinder, Vaibhav Suryawanshi and Rajneesh Kumar. 5. Management of Plant Genetic Resources (PGR) for Precision Farming/Shiv Ratan, T. Ram and U.N. Tiwari. 6. Scope for Application of Variable Rate Technology in India/Sushil Sharma, S.S. Manhas and R.M. Sharma. 7. Remote Sensing and Image Processing/Purshotam Singh, Parmeet Singh, Narinder Panotra, B.A. Lone, Sameera Qayoom, Gurdeep Singh and K.N. Singh. 8. Precision Irrigation Systems in Agriculture: A Perspective/T. Ram, Dalamu, Ranveer Singh, K.N. Singh, D. Ram and N.K. Jat. 9. Laser Guided Land Leveling and Grading for Precision Farming/Shiv Kumar Lohan, H.S. Sidhu and Manpreet Singh. 10. Effective Water Resources Management Using Efficient Irrigation Scheduling/Rohitashw Kumar, Sheikh Modasir and T. Ram. 11. Site Specific Varietal Improvement Strategies for Rice Breeding in Temperate Regions/Gulzar Singh Sanghera, Subhash Chander Kashyap and F.A. Aga. 12. Expanding Horizons of Precision Farming Driven Crop Protection/Sudheer Kumar and Prem Lal Kashyap. 13. Storage Fungi Infestation, their Detection and Management/S.S. Jakhar, T. Ram and M.S. Dalal. 14. Utility, Scope and Implementation of System of Rice Intensification (SRI) Under Temperate Conditions/Parmeet Singh, Purshotam Singh and Lal Singh. 15. Site Specific Nutrient Management for Increasing Crop Productivity/Sanjay Swami, B.R. Bazaya, Lekh Chand, N.K. Jat and Rohit Arora.

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About the authors

Tulasa Ram

Dr. Tulasa Ram presently working as Sr. Scientist (Agronomy), Project Directorate for Farming Systems Research (PDFSR), Meerut. Dr. Ram obtained Ph.D in Agronomy from CCS HAU, Haryana. He has the experience of working at SKUAST-K (J&K) and RARSS, Kargil, Ladakh (J&K). He has also been Assistant Commissioner (Crops) in the Department of Agriculture & Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture, Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi during 2004-10.

Shiv Kumar Lohan

Er. Shiv Kumar Lohan did his M.Tech (Farm Power & Machinery) from CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar in 1999. Presently, he is working as Assistant Research Engineer, Department of Farm Machinery & Power Engineering, PAU, Ludhiana.

Ranveer Singh

Mr. Ranveer Singh (b. 1954) obtained M.Sc. (Agrl. Econ.) degree in 1977 from Meerut University and M.Phil, from Himachal Pradesh University in 1979 whereafter he has been serving as a Senior Research Assistant at the Agro-Economic Research Centre, H.P. University. Mr. singh is kan enthusiastic fieldk worker and a keen researcher. He has contributed research papers nearing a score in number.

Purshotam Singh

Dr. Purshotam Singh, presently working as Assistant Professor, Agronomy in SKUAST-Kashmir. Dr. Singh obtained Ph.D. degree from G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar in the field of weed management and crop production.

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Title Precision Farming: A New Approach
Format Hardcover
Date published: 08.09.2014
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788170358275
length viii+440p., Illustrations; Map; 24cm.