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Automation in Agriculture

Securing Food Supplies for Future Generations

According to Prof. D. Despommier, by the year 2050, nearly 80% of the earth's population will reside in urban centers. Furthermore, the human population will increase by about 3 billion people during the interim. New land will be needed to grow enough food to feed them. At present, throughout the world, over 80% of the land that is suitable for raising crops is in use. What can be done to avoid this impending disaster? One possible solution is indoor farming. However, not all crops can easily be moved in an indoor environment. Nevertheless, to secure the food supply, it is necessary to increase the automation level in agriculture significantly. This book intends to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and automation examples in agriculture.

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Automation in AgricultureSecuring Food Supplies for Future GenerationsEdited by Stephan Hussmann

Published: March 14th 2018

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.69016

ISBN: 978-953-51-3874-7

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-3873-0

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4075-7

Copyright year: 2018

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15623 Total Chapter Downloads

32 Crossref Citations

17 Web of Science Citations

46 Dimensions Citations


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1. The Fourth Industrial Revolution and Precision Agriculture

By Jehoon Sung


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2. The German Vision of Industry 4.0 Applied in Organic Farming

By F. J. Knoll and V. Czymmek


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3. Trends of Engineering Systems Evolution and Agricultural Technology

By Ivan Mašín and Michal Petrů


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4. Review of Variable-Rate Sprayer Applications Based on Real- Time Sensor Technologies

By Zhihong Zhang, Xiaoyang Wang, Qinghui Lai and Zhaoguo Zhang


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5. Robotic Harvesting of Fruiting Vegetables: A Simulation Approach in V-REP, ROS and MATLAB

By Redmond R. Shamshiri, Ibrahim A. Hameed, Manoj Karkee and Cornelia Weltzien


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6. Ubiquitous Environment Control System: An Internet-of- Things–Based Decentralized Autonomous Measurement and Control System for a Greenhouse Environment

By Takehiko Hoshi, Ken-Ichiro Yasuba, Hideto Kurosaki and Takashi Okayasu


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7. Machine Vision Systems – A Tool for Automatic Color Analysis in Agriculture

By Ernesto Martínez Sandoval, Miguel Enrique Martínez Rosas, Jesús Raúl Martínez Sandoval, Manuel Moises Miranda Velasco and Humberto Cervantes De Ávila


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8. Automation of Integrated System for Grain Beverages Processing

By Gana Ibrahim Mohammed, Ephraim Micheal and Agidi Gbabo


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9. The Effect of Vermicompost and Other Fertilizers on the Growth and Productivity of Pepper Plants in Guyana

By Vasnie Ganeshnauth, Sirpaul Jaikishun, Abdullah A Ansari and Oudho Homenauth


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