Research Article | Volume: 4, Issue: 6, Nov-Dec, 2016

Precision Farming: The Future of Indian Agriculture

V. M. Abdul Hakkim E. Abhilash Joseph A. J. Ajay Gokul K. Mufeedha   

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Published:  Nov 05, 2016

DOI: 10.7324/JABB.2016.40609

Precision Farming or Precision Agriculture is generally defined as information and technology based farm management system to identify, analyse and manage spatial and temporal variability within fields for optimum productivity and profitability, sustainability and protection of the land resource by minimizing the production costs. Increasing environmental consciousness of the general public is necessitating us to modify agricultural management practices for sustainable conservation of natural resources such as water, air and soil quality, while staying economically profitable. The use of inputs (i.e. chemical fertilizers and pesticides) based on the right quantity, at the right time, and in the right place. This type of management is commonly known as “Site-Specific Management”. The productivity gain in global food supply have increasingly relied on expansion of irrigation schemes over recent decades, with more than a third of the world's food now requiring irrigation for production. All-together, market-based global competition in agricultural products is challenging economic viability of the traditional agricultural systems, and requires the development of new and dynamic production systems.

Keyword:     Crop management hi-tech agriculture variable rate technology precision farming.


Abdul Hakkim V.M, Abhilash Joseph E., Ajay Gokul AJ, Mufeedha K. Precision Farming: The Future of Indian Agriculture. J App Biol Biotech. 2016; 4 (06): 068-072. DOI: 10.7324/JABB.2016.40609

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