Special Issue "Precision Agriculture Adoption Strategies"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2022) | Viewed by 25985
Interests: precision irrigation; farming sustainability; agroeconomics; water resource management; irrigation efficiecy; precision agriculture
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Precision Agriculture (PA) is defined by ISPA as a management strategy that gathers, processes and analyses temporal, spatial and individual data and combines it with other information to support management decisions according to estimated variability for improved resource use efficiency, productivity, quality, profitability and sustainability of agricultural production. It aims to obtain higher productivities, sustainable incomes and optimizes use of resources, while minimizing environmental impacts.
PA involves the adoption of technological advances, such as crop and soil sensors, remote sensing, GIS technology, variable rate application machinery and technology to name a few, in combination with data processing and assessment. This allows for improved decision making aiming for a more rational use of farming inputs, bringing economic and environmental benefits. However, the level of PA adoption is still low at a global scale. Apparent but unknown constraints are limiting the proliferation of its adoption. One should ask: with all the apparent benefits of PA, why it is not widespread?
This Special Issue intends to assess the adoption rates, bottlenecks for adoption, adoption promotion, strategic plans and incentives of PA in agroecosystems. All types of manuscripts (original research and reviews) providing reports and new insights on the adoption of Precision Agriculture are welcome. Articles may include, but are not limited to, the following topics:
- Implementation and adoption of PA;
- Economic and environmental benefits of PA;
- Main bottlenecks for adoption of PA;
- Policies and incentives to promote PA;
- Benefits of Big Data and IoT in PA;
- Adoption of digitalization and robotics.
Prof. Dr. Gonçalo C. Rodrigues
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Agriculture is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Precision agriculture
- Precision farming
- Implementation and adoption of PA technology
- Bottlenecks for adoption
- Big data and IoT