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February 15, 2016 11:47 ET

Global Precision Farming for Crop Protection 2015-2018

Market Is Forecast to Reach a Value of Nearly $4 Billion by 2018 at an Estimated CAGR of Over 13%

DUBLIN, IRELAND--(Marketwired - February 15, 2016) - Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Precision Farming for Crop Protection 2015" report to their offering.

The "Precision Farming for Crop Protection - 2015" report is essential for all those interested to know more about the latest applications and developments for precision farming and crop protection.

The report aims to inform and update all those interested in the technologies and players involved in providing precision products and services, especially for crop protection, encompassing both established and novel precision technologies used in the collection of crop protection data, its use in diagnostics and decision support systems and its application to operations. In particular those related to disease, insect and weed control sectors are fully covered.

The report examines major crop protection company's activities, leading specialist precision agriculture company profiles and specialist institutes, universities and major collaborative projects.

Report Highlights

Precision agriculture tackles the variability inherent in farming systems to improve productivity and profitability and to reduce risks and environmental impact. It involves the application of information and communications technology software and hardware to farming. Integrated systems cycle through data collection, its use in decision-support models and enterprise management, operations, and analysis and evaluation.

To date, commercial applications of precision agriculture have been strongly biased towards crop nutrition, based on mapping of soil types, crop yield and variable rate fertilizer application. However, precision farming technologies for crop protection are being taken-up on farms and are the focus of this report.

The development and implementation of precision farming has been made possible by GPS (and other satellite systems) and geographic information systems (GIS). These technologies enable data collected in real-time to be linked with accurate position information.

Remote sensing is the detection and/or identification of an object(s) or landscape without direct contact. Operations may be conducted at various altitudes, e.g. by satellites, aircraft or drones. Common forms include colour and infrared aerial photography, satellite imaging and radar sensing. UAVs or drones offer the potential for rapid assessment and high-resolution imagery. Remote sensing can be used to create images and maps.

The report will help your business:

-- Find opportunities by examining the latest applications and developments for precision farming and crop protection
-- Minimise risk by understanding the technology and players involved in the industry
-- Make informed decisions by learning about the use of precision technologies in collecting data, diagnostics, decision support systems and its applications to operations
-- Track your competitors activities by viewing company activities and company profiles

Key Topics Covered:

Executive Summary

1. Introduction
1.1 Summary
1.2 Introduction
1.3 Market drivers and development
1.4 Key concepts in precision farming
1.4.1 Navigation
1.4.2 Sensing Remote sensing Proximal sensing Sensors
1.4.3 Imaging and mapping
1.4.4 Decision support systems Apps for decision support
1.4.5 Variable rate application
1.4.6 Auto-steering, guidance and controlled traffic
1.4.7 Robotics Unmanned aerial vehicles (Drones)
1.5 Networking and information
1.5.1 Precision agriculture associations and forums
1.5.2 Journals, websites Scientific journals Web magazines
1.6 References and resources

2. Control of diseases
2.1 Summary
2.2 Introduction
2.3 Cereals
2.3.1 Powdery mildew
2.3.2 Rusts
2.3.3 Mycotoxins
2.4 Other field crops
2.4.1 Cotton
2.4.2 Oilseed rape
2.4.3 Opium poppy
2.4.4 Potatoes
2.4.5 Rice
2.4.6 Soybeans
2.4.7 Sugar beet
2.5 Orchards and plantations
2.5.1 Apples
2.5.2 Citrus
2.5.3 Oil palm
2.5.4 Olives
2.6 Soft fruit and vegetables
2.7 Ornamentals
2.8 References and resources

3. Control of insects and other pests
3.1 Summary
3.2 Introduction
3.3 Field crops
3.3.1 Cotton
3.3.2 Maize
3.3.3 Rice
3.3.4 Sugar beet
3.3.5 Tomatoes
3.3.6 Wheat
3.4 Orchards and plantations
3.5 Stored products
3.6 References and resources

4. Control of weeds
4.1 Summary
4.2 Introduction
4.3 Weed identification
4.3.1 Weeds in cereals
4.3.2 Weeds in maize
4.3.3 Weeds in vegetables
4.3.4 Weeds in sugar beet
4.3.5 Non-crop weed control Aquatic weeds Rangeland
4.3.6 Herbicide resistant weeds
4.4 Patch spraying and variable rate application
4.4.1 Commercial systems
4.5 Guided tillage
4.6 References and resources

5. Crop protection majors
5.1 Summary
5.2 Introduction
5.3 BASF
5.3.1 Crop protection background
5.3.2 Precision farming activities
5.4 Bayer CropSciences
5.4.1 Crop protection background
5.4.2 Precision farming activities
5.5 Dow AgroSciences
5.5.1 Crop protection background
5.5.2 Precision farming activities
5.6 DuPont
5.6.1 Crop protection background
5.6.2 Precision farming activities
5.7 Monsanto
5.7.1 Crop protection background
5.7.2 Precision farming activities
5.8 Syngenta
5.8.1 Crop protection background
5.8.2 Precision farming activities
5.9 References and resources

6. Engineering, IT, navigation and other companies
6.1 Summary
6.2 Introduction
6.3 General precision agriculture companies
6.3.1 Ag Leader Technology
6.3.2 Farmers' Edge
6.3.3 OmniSTAR
6.3.4 Raven Industries
6.3.5 Topcon Precision Agriculture
6.3.6 Trimble Navigation
6.4 Information and data management specialists
6.4.1 efarmer
6.4.2 Gamaya
6.4.3 Iteris
6.4.4 Ursula Agriculture
6.5 Agricultural machinery companies
6.5.1 AGCO
6.5.2 Deere and Company
6.5.3 Yamaha Motor Company
6.6 Spray application specialists
6.6.1 DICKEY-John
6.6.2 Micron
6.6.3 TeeJet Technologies
6.7 References and resources

7. Universities and research institutes
7.1 Summary
7.2 Introduction
7.3 Europe
7.3.1 University of Bonn's Institute of Crop Science and Resource Conservation
7.3.2 University of Bonn's Center for Remote Sensing of Land Surfaces
7.3.3 Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering, Germany
7.3.4 The Institute for Sustainable Agriculture (CISC/IAS)
7.3.5 The UK National Centre for Precision Farming
7.4 United States
7.4.1 Oklahoma State University, Dept. of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
7.4.2 University of California Center for Spatial Technologies and Remote Sensing
7.4.3 University of Minnesota Precision Agriculture Center
7.4.4 University of Wisconsin Environmental Remote Sensing Center
7.4.5 USDA's Southern Plains Agricultural Research Center
7.4.6 Washington State University Center for Precision and Automated Systems
7.5 Rest of World
7.5.1 Beijing Research Centre for Information Technology in Agriculture
7.5.2 Ben-Gurion University of the Negev's ABC Robotics Initiative
7.5.3 Ben-Gurion University of the Negev's Remote Sensing Laboratory
7.5.4 New Zealand Centre for Precision Agriculture
7.5.5 University of Sydney's Precision Agriculture Laboratory
7.5.6 Volcani Centre

Companies Mentioned

- Bayer cropsciences
- Dow agrosciences
- Dupont
- efarmer
- Farmers' Edge
- Gamaya
- Iteris
- Micron
- Monsanto
- OmniSTAR
- Raven Industries
- Syngenta
- TeeJet Technologies
- Topcon Precision Agriculture
- Trimble Navigation
- Ursula Agriculture

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