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6 Management and Decision Support Systems

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

Citation:  Sindir, Kamil O. 2006. Section 6.1 Farm and Crop Management Systems, pp. 355-367 of Chapter 6 Management and Decision Support Systems, in CIGR Handbook of Agricultural Engineering Volume VI Information Technology. Edited by CIGR--The International Commission of Agricultural Engineering; Volume Editor, Axel Munack. St. Joseph, Michigan, USA: ASABE.  .(doi:10.13031/2013.21687)
Authors:   K. O. Sindir
Keywords:   Farm management, Crop management, Information systems, Decision support systems

Knowledge is becoming the new jewelry of life and there is an ongoing change towards knowledge-based societies and economies in which research, innovation, and knowledge are the major components. Knowledge-based agricultural production, through the adoption of information and communication technologies, is becoming necessary in order to respond to numerous challenges of consumer demands on food safety and security, sustainable development, environmental protection, sustainability of farmers revenues, and a competitive advantage and power in both domestic and global markets. Farm and crop management integrated with information systems will allow farmers not only to maximize profits or minimize costs, but also to deal with issues surrounding quality and the value of production.

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