Precision Agriculture in India


Modern agriculture techniques demand higher use of agri-inputs like water, fertilizers and also high-cost machinery. This usually is out of the range of what the normal farmer can afford and also has ecological issues. This is where precision farming comes in. It is an approach towards sustainable agriculture which aims at optimum use of inputs and other practices based on the fact that there is variability in different parts of a farm. Precision farming works at the level of small units within the field for farm management as opposed to traditional agriculture practices which treat the field as a whole for this purpose. It depends on modern technologies such as remote sensing, geographic information systems and global positioning systems among others. Some details about remote sensing can be found from our earlier post [3]. Precision agriculture as a technique originated for large farms but has now been adapted to…

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About argylesock

I wrote a PhD about veterinary parasitology so that's the starting point for this blog. But I'm now branching out into other areas of biology and into popular science writing. I'll write here about science that happens in landscapes, particularly farmland, and about science involving interspecific interactions. Datasets and statistics get my attention. Exactly where this blog will lead? That's a journey that I'm on and I hope you'll come with me.
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