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Data on agriculture

19:03 17/09/16

Vren Rally said: Report on open data and small farmers

For more information about sensors and agriculture

A strong example of data use is precision agriculture. Precision agriculture, also known as precision farming,
satellite farming or site-specific crop management (SSCM) uses GPS (global positioning system), soil testing,
yield monitors, remote sensing and variable-rate technologies, information technology and geographic
information systems (GIS) and the like to observe, measure and respond to spatial variations in crops (within
one field or between different fields). Precision data together with computer-based decision support systems
help optimise production (yield), conserve resources (e.g. water and nutrients) and reduce costs

(Venkatalakshmi and Devi, 2014). Examples of (satellite-based) crop monitoring services are Cropio, FarmSat,
FieldLook and ClimatePro (Precision Agriculture, 2014).

Venkatalakshmi, B. and Devi, P. 2014. ‘Decision support system for precision agriculture.’ International Journal
of Research in Engineering and Technology, 3(7): 849–852.


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1. Sep 17th, 2016

Stan Stalnaker thanks for adding this!