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Agricultural Systems Management : Optimizing Efficiency and Performance - Robert M. Peart

Agricultural Systems Management

Optimizing Efficiency and Performance

By: Robert M. Peart (Editor), W. David Shoup (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st January 2004
ISBN: 9780824747831
Number Of Pages: 368

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Running a productive agriculture system has always been about having the right tools and the know-how to pursue optimization and efficiency. In the 21st century, the case can be made that the agriculturist's most important tool is not the cultivator, but the computer. While you still need to know how to adapt to the day-to-day challenges of land and climate, just as importantly, you need to know how to make reliable projections based on the manipulation of virtual variables. Practice what you learn with real life examples and practical problem solving exercises Agricultural Systems Management: Optimizing Efficiency and Performance teaches you how to create strategies using readily available off-the-shelf software, spreadsheets, and Internet material to meet the challenges commonly faced in agricultural production, processing, and management. The text provides the step-by-step direction necessary to allow you to obtain optimal results in field and livestock operations, machinery selection, and the planning/forecasting of crops and yield.

Prefacep. iii
Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Agricultural Systems: A Managerial Overviewp. 1
Reliability of Agricultural Systemsp. 19
Data Management and Spreadsheet Fundamentalsp. 37
Fixed and Variable Costs of Machinery and Facilitiesp. 55
Machinery Selection and Management Program for Maize/Soybeanp. 71
Simulation of Crop Growth and Field Operations: CropPlanp. 105
Crop Simulationp. 131
Optimizing the Use of Resources: Linear Programmingp. 149
Queuing Theory and Waiting Line Applicationsp. 183
Project Schedulingp. 195
Artificial Intelligence and Decision Support Systemsp. 213
Precision Technologies for Precision Managementp. 245
Indexp. 277
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ISBN: 9780824747831
ISBN-10: 0824747836
Series: Books in Soils, Plants, and the Environment
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 1st January 2004
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.53
Edition Number: 1

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