Precision farming is a relatively new management practice made possible by information technology and remote sensing. New technologies provide more precise information about the managed resources while allowing the farmer to respond to in-field variations.
This brief looks at how introducing Precision Farming can have financial and environmental benefits.
ClimateXChange produced this brief early in the preparation of the second Report on Proposals and Policies. Its purpose was to help frame questions and lines of enquiry and as a result, did not fully take account of real-world constraints (economic, political, social, institutional) that mean that these theoretical abatement levels are unlikely to be achievable in practice.
ClimateXChange produced these reports in early 2012, and some of the figures presented may have since been updated.