DESCRIPTION OF COURSES
AE 656 MACHINERY SYSTEMS FOR PRECISION AGRICULTURE (2L+1P) III
To acquaint and equip with the farm machinery used for natural resources management and machinery for precision farming. Use of GIS and GPS in farm machinery
Soil sensors in precision farming. Spectral based sensors. Development of sensors and controls.
Variable rate technology. Precision chemical application. Crop yield monitors.
Decision support systems; artificial intelligence.
Precision sowing and planting machines, laser guided leveler.
Remote sensing for precision agriculture. Vision systems. Field plot machines.
Introduction to GIS and GPS, study of models vis-à-vis farm machinery usage. Precision farming using GIS and GPS – case study. Study the mechanism of power shovels, drag lines, earth diggers, clamshells etc. earth work estimation, unit cost of operation, work scheduling, machinery maintenance, entrepreneurship