At the CREA research facility of Treviglio (Bergamo, Italy), to provide farmers with valuable hints for the transition from conventional to precision agriculture, information on crop production dynamics (Maize and Triticale) has been obtained using real-time soil mapping (resistivity technique) and production quality and quantity monitoring with a commercial yield mapping apparatus. The geostatistical processing of data resulted in the same zoning for Triticale, meaning that the characteristics of soil influenced crop behavior more than the variability resulting from other factors, which suggests that improvements in product yields can be planned and achieved acting, for instance, on variable rate distribution of fertilizers. The importance of the acquired data can help farmers to manage factors that are external to their plots of land.

Brambilla, M., Romano, E., Toscano, P., Cutini, M., Biocca, M., Ferre', C., et al. (2021). From Conventional to Precision Fertilization: A Case Study on the Transition for a Small-Medium Farm. AGRIENGINEERING, 3(2), 438-446 [10.3390/agriengineering3020029].

From Conventional to Precision Fertilization: A Case Study on the Transition for a Small-Medium Farm

Ferre', C;Comolli, R;
2021

Abstract

At the CREA research facility of Treviglio (Bergamo, Italy), to provide farmers with valuable hints for the transition from conventional to precision agriculture, information on crop production dynamics (Maize and Triticale) has been obtained using real-time soil mapping (resistivity technique) and production quality and quantity monitoring with a commercial yield mapping apparatus. The geostatistical processing of data resulted in the same zoning for Triticale, meaning that the characteristics of soil influenced crop behavior more than the variability resulting from other factors, which suggests that improvements in product yields can be planned and achieved acting, for instance, on variable rate distribution of fertilizers. The importance of the acquired data can help farmers to manage factors that are external to their plots of land.
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electro-magnetic induction; farming activity transition management; harvest monitoring; soil mapping;
English
2021
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438
446
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Brambilla, M., Romano, E., Toscano, P., Cutini, M., Biocca, M., Ferre', C., et al. (2021). From Conventional to Precision Fertilization: A Case Study on the Transition for a Small-Medium Farm. AGRIENGINEERING, 3(2), 438-446 [10.3390/agriengineering3020029].
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