Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 9, Special Issue 5 (2020)
Precision farming- Concepts and Practices
Nikhil Thakur, Dr. BS Dogra, Meenakshi and Rishabh Kumar
The human population continues to grow steadily with the shrinking resources being used for agricultural production situates great challenge against World agricultural system to attain food and environmental security. To counter these challenges there is urgent need of application of modern Hi-tech technologies for enhancing the productivity. Precision farming (PF) improving the capability of agricultural land to produce crops on sustainable basis. The PF is based on the concept of determination of spatial and temporal variability in the crop production which in turn aimed for increasing crop productivity and reducing environmental menaces. It is innovative technology which comprises the application of several Hi-tech tools like Geographical Information System (GIS), Global Positioning System (GPS), Remote Sensing (RS) and Variable Rate Technology (VRT).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.
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Nikhil Thakur, Dr. BS Dogra, Meenakshi and Rishabh Kumar. Precision farming- Concepts and Practices. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2020;9(5S):403-407.