This book addresses the important question of how large a role bioproduction and renewable energy can play in achieving sustainable agricultural practices in the present system of agricultural production. Understanding bioproduction engineering and development can help improve the efficiency of sustainable agriculture and future renewable energy resources. With the aim of understanding this question, this book focuses on bioproduction and sustainability issues, covering sensors, agricultural decision making systems and the relationship between bioproduction and sustainable practices of agriculture. Topics discussed include information oriented technology that can be implemented to address the variability of bioproduction systems; sensors and control systems; precision agricultural technology; decision support systems in agriculture; renewable energy resources; and analytical hierarchy processes for agricultural management. This material will appeal to a wide range of readers and is designed as a resource for graduate and undergraduate students working in any area of agricultural engineering, crop sciences, or environmental science disciplines. The book also includes questions and sample model problems to allow readers to practice implementing the modeling tools.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Publisher||Nova Science Publishers, Inc.|
|Number of pages||247|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2013|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)