New Book: Soil Fertility and Productivity Aspects

Melissa SandfortAgribusiness, Research

Precision farming is the latest trend with sophisticated and large farms all over the world. Precision farming involves soil fertility and crop growth monitoring, electronic equipment, remote sensing, global information systems, global positioning systems, computer models, decision support systems, variable-rate technology, and accurate record-keeping. It potentially leads us to “Push Button Agriculture”. This new book on precision techniques is concise and provides valuable information on instrumentation and methodology. It encompasses lucid discussions on the impact of precision techniques on soil fertility, nutrient dynamics and crop productivity.

This new book, Precision Farming: Soil Fertility and Productivity Aspects, highlights the application and impact of GPS techniques to regulate fertilizer supply based on soil nutrient distribution and yield goals set by farmers. It considers advances and examples from different agroecosystems from all continents. It will be highly useful to advanced-level students, professors, farmers, and those involved in agroindustries.