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AE 656 MACHINERY SYSTEMS FOR PRECISION AGRICULTURE                                                   (2L+1P) III

Objective
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

UNIT I
Soil sensors in precision farming. Spectral based sensors. Development of sensors and controls.

UNIT II
Variable rate technology. Precision chemical application. Crop yield monitors.

UNIT III
Decision support systems; artificial intelligence.

UNIT IV
Precision sowing and planting machines, laser guided leveler.

UNIT V
Remote sensing for precision agriculture. Vision systems. Field plot machines.

Practicals
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

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