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Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan

Citation:  Paper number  02,  2003 ASAE Annual Meeting . (doi: 10.13031/2013.15053) @2003
Authors:   F. M. Lu
Keywords:   Precision agriculture, GPS, GIS, Rice, Taiwan

The objective of this paper was to report the development of precision agriculture for rice crop production in Taiwan during past five years. Three multi-disciplinary research teams have been organized for the purposes of developing techniques required for monitoring growth status and environmental conditions for rice crop; integrating the elements necessary for fertilization recommendation system and pest management system; and developing machinery for yield monitoring and mapping system, field-based remote sensing system, variable-rate pesticide spraying system, and variable-rate fertilizing system. More than fifty researchers have engaged in the precision agriculture project of US$3.5 millions budget during past five years.

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