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From Conventional to Precision Fertilization: A Case Study on the Transition for a Small-Medium Farm

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Consiglio per la Ricerca in Agricoltura e l’Analisi dell’Economia Agraria (CREA), Centro di Ricerca Ingegneria e Trasformazioni Agroalimentari, Via Milano, 43, 24047 Treviglio, Italy
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Consiglio per la Ricerca in Agricoltura e l’Analisi dell’Economia Agraria (CREA), Centro di Ricerca Ingegneria e Trasformazioni Agroalimentari, Via della Pascolare 16, 00015 Monterotondo, Italy
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Dipartimento di Scienze dell’Ambiente e della Terra, Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca, P.zza della Scienza, 1, 20126 Milano, Italy
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Academic Editor: Francesco Marinello
Received: 12 May 2021 / Revised: 10 June 2021 / Accepted: 11 June 2021 / Published: 16 June 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Evaluation of New Technological Solutions in Agriculture)
At the CREA research facility of Treviglio (Bergamo, Italy), to provide farmers with valuable hints for the transition from conventional to precision agriculture, information on crop production dynamics (Maize and Triticale) has been obtained using real-time soil mapping (resistivity technique) and production quality and quantity monitoring with a commercial yield mapping apparatus. The geostatistical processing of data resulted in the same zoning for Triticale, meaning that the characteristics of soil influenced crop behavior more than the variability resulting from other factors, which suggests that improvements in product yields can be planned and achieved acting, for instance, on variable rate distribution of fertilizers. The importance of the acquired data can help farmers to manage factors that are external to their plots of land. View Full-Text
Keywords: soil mapping; electro-magnetic induction; harvest monitoring; farming activity transition management soil mapping; electro-magnetic induction; harvest monitoring; farming activity transition management
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Brambilla, M.; Romano, E.; Toscano, P.; Cutini, M.; Biocca, M.; Ferré, C.; Comolli, R.; Bisaglia, C. From Conventional to Precision Fertilization: A Case Study on the Transition for a Small-Medium Farm. AgriEngineering 2021, 3, 438-446. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/agriengineering3020029

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Brambilla M, Romano E, Toscano P, Cutini M, Biocca M, Ferré C, Comolli R, Bisaglia C. From Conventional to Precision Fertilization: A Case Study on the Transition for a Small-Medium Farm. AgriEngineering. 2021; 3(2):438-446. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/agriengineering3020029

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Brambilla, Massimo, Elio Romano, Pietro Toscano, Maurizio Cutini, Marcello Biocca, Chiara Ferré, Roberto Comolli, and Carlo Bisaglia. 2021. "From Conventional to Precision Fertilization: A Case Study on the Transition for a Small-Medium Farm" AgriEngineering 3, no. 2: 438-446. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/agriengineering3020029

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