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Agrow precision farming for crop protection 2015

  • November 2015
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  • Agrow
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  • 82 pages

Agrow Precision Farming for Crop Protection – 2015 report is essential for all those interested to know more about the latest applications and developments for precision farming and crop protection.

The report aims to inform and update all those interested in the technologies and players involved in providing precision products and services, especially for crop protection, encompassing both established and novel precision technologies used in the collection of crop protection data, its use in diagnostics and decision support systems and its application to operations. In particular those related to disease, insect and weed control sectors are fully covered.

The report examines major crop protection company’s activities, leading specialist precision agriculture company profiles and specialist institutes, universities and major collaborative projects.

Table Of Contents

Agrow precision farming for crop protection 2015
About the author 5
Disclaimer 5
Executive Summary 6
1 Introduction 11
11 Summary 11
12 Introduction 12
13 Market drivers and development 14
14 Key concepts in precision farming 15
141 Navigation 15
142 Sensing 16
1421 Remote sensing 16
1422 Proximal sensing 16
1423 Sensors 17
143 Imaging and mapping 18
144 Decision support systems 19
1441 Apps for decision support 19
145 Variable rate application 20
146 Auto-steering, guidance and controlled traffic 20
147 Robotics 21
1471 Unmanned aerial vehicles (Drones) 21
15 Networking and information 23
151 Precision agriculture associations and forums 23
152 Journals, websites 24
1521 Scientific journals 24
1522 Web magazines 24
16 References and resources 24
2 Control of diseases 27
21 Summary 27
22 Introduction 27
23 Cereals 28
231 Powdery mildew 28
232 Rusts 29
233 Mycotoxins 30
24 Other field crops 30
241 Cotton 31
242 Oilseed rape 31
243 Opium poppy 31
244 Potatoes 32
245 Rice 32
246 Soybeans 33
247 Sugar beet 33
25 Orchards and plantations 34
251 Apples 34
252 Citrus 35
253 Oil palm 35
254 Olives 36
26 Soft fruit and vegetables 36
27 Ornamentals 36
28 References and resources 37
3 Control of insects and other pests 39
31 Summary 39
32 Introduction 39
33 Field crops 40
331 Cotton 40
332 Maize 40
333 Rice 40
334 Sugar beet 41
335 Tomatoes 41
336 Wheat 41
34 Orchards and plantations 42
35 Stored products 42
36 References and resources 43
4 Control of weeds 44
41 Summary 44
42 Introduction 45
43 Weed identification 45
431 Weeds in cereals 45
432 Weeds in maize 47
433 Weeds in vegetables 48
434 Weeds in sugar beet 48
435 Non-crop weed control 49
4351 Aquatic weeds 49
4352 Rangeland 49
436 Herbicide resistant weeds 49
44 Patch spraying and variable rate application 50
441 Commercial systems 51
45 Guided tillage 51
46 References and resources 52
5 Crop protection majors 54
51 Summary 54
52 Introduction 54
53 BASF 55
531 Crop protection background 55
532 Precision farming activities 55
54 Bayer CropSciences 56
541 Crop protection background 56
542 Precision farming activities 56
55 Dow AgroSciences 57
551 Crop protection background 57
552 Precision farming activities 57
56 DuPont 57
561 Crop protection background 57
562 Precision farming activities 58
57 Monsanto 58
571 Crop protection background 58
572 Precision farming activities 59
58 Syngenta 59
581 Crop protection background 59
582 Precision farming activities 59
59 References and resources 60
6 Engineering, IT, navigation and other companies 61
61 Summary 61
62 Introduction 61
63 General precision agriculture companies 62
631 Ag Leader Technology 62
632 Farmers' Edge 62
633 OmniSTAR 63
634 Raven Industries 63
635 Topcon Precision Agriculture 63
636 Trimble Navigation 63
64 Information and data management specialists 64
641 efarmer 64
642 Gamaya 64
643 Iteris 65
644 Ursula Agriculture 65
65 Agricultural machinery companies 66
651 AGCO 66
652 Deere and Company 66
653 Yamaha Motor Company 67
66 Spray application specialists 67
661 DICKEY-John 67
662 Micron 67
663 TeeJet Technologies 68
67 References and resources 68
7 Universities and research institutes 69
71 Summary 69
72 Introduction 69
73 Europe 70
731 University of Bonn's Institute of Crop Science and Resource Conservation 70
732 University of Bonn's Center for Remote Sensing of Land Surfaces 71
733 Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering, Germany 71
734 The Institute for Sustainable Agriculture (CISC/IAS) 71
735 The UK National Centre for Precision Farming 71
74 United States 72
741 Oklahoma State University, Dept of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering 72
742 University of California Center for Spatial Technologies and Remote Sensing 72
743 University of Minnesota Precision Agriculture Center 72
744 University of Wisconsin Environmental Remote Sensing Center 72
745 USDA's Southern Plains Agricultural Research Center 72
746 Washington State University Center for Precision and Automated Systems 73
75 Rest of World 73
751 Beijing Research Centre for Information Technology in Agriculture 73
752 Ben-Gurion University of the Negev's ABC Robotics Initiative 73
753 Ben-Gurion University of the Negev's Remote Sensing Laboratory 73
754 New Zealand Centre for Precision Agriculture 73
755 University of Sydney's Precision Agriculture Laboratory 74
756 Volcani Centre 74

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