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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 1
First page : (1596) Last page : (1606)
Article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.3088

Precision Farming a Promising Technology in Horticulture: A Review

Utpal Das1, Purnima Pathak2, Meena, M. K.3 and Ningdalli Mallikarjun4
1&4Department of Horticulture, 3Department of Crop Physiology,
University of Agricultural Sciences, Raichur-584104, Karnataka, India
2Department of Horticulture, Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat-785 013, Assam
*Corresponding Author E-mail: utpaldashorts14@gmail.com
Received: 5.06.2017  |  Revised: 13.07.2017   |  Accepted: 18.07.2017  


Precision farming is a comprehensive information based farm management system to identify, analyse and manage variability within fields for optimum profitability, sustainability and protection of land resources. It basically means adding the right amount of treatment at the right time and the right location within a field. Precision farming calls for an efficient management of resources through location specific high tech interventions which includes fertigation, protected/ greenhouse cultivation, soil and leaf nutrient based fertilizer management, mulching for in-situ moisture conservation, micro-propagation, high density planting, drip irrigation etc. Precision farming integrates environmental health, economic profitability and social and economic equity by giving emphasis on crop management using technologies like GIS, GPS, remote sensing (RS) along with ground equipment like variable rate applicators (VRA), yield monitors and computers along with appropriate software. Thus, precision agriculture is conceptualized by a system approach to re-organize the total system of agriculture towards a low-input, high-efficiency, and sustainable agriculture. Looking to the pressure arising population and erratic climatic variation, more attention required towards the development of technology driven horticulture precision farming is being reviewed as a promise in this regard.

Key words:  Precision farming, Remote sensing, sustainability and Global positioning system

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Cite this article: Das, U., Pathak, P., Meena, M.K. and Mallikarjun, N., Precision Farming a Promising Technology in Horticulture: A Review, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.6(1): 1596-1606 (2018). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.3088