Adoption of Precision farming in Denmark

Søren Marcus Pedersen, S. Fountas, S. Blackmore, Jørgen Lindgaard Pedersen, H. H. Pedersen

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    Abstract

    The adoption of precision farming (PF)in Denmark has been studied through two mail surveys, personal interviews and focus groups with farmers and other stakeholders. Farmers are in general optimistic about PF but it is difficult to verify the economic and environmental gains. It has been difficult to demonstrate continuous yield improvements from Variable Rate Technology applications. The cost of gathering information, time consumption and incompatibility are barriers to adoption. Given teh uncertainty due to temporal variability, real time canopy management with N-sensors and weed detection is suggested as the way to gather information and thereby conduct variable applications of nutrients and chemicals. Focus should also be put on environmental effects, logistics, bale handling and field planning.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPrecision agriculture
    EditorsStafford, J.
    Publication date2003
    Publication statusPublished - 2003
    Event4th European Conference on Precision Agriculture - Berlin, Germany
    Duration: 15 Jun 200319 Jun 2003
    Conference number: 4

    Conference

    Conference4th European Conference on Precision Agriculture
    Number4
    CountryGermany
    CityBerlin
    Period15/06/200319/06/2003

    Cite this

    Pedersen, S. M., Fountas, S., Blackmore, S., Pedersen, J. L., & Pedersen, H. H. (2003). Adoption of Precision farming in Denmark. In S. J. (Ed.), Precision agriculture http://www.ipl.dtu.dk/publikation/7847/dk/