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Please indicate if the limits set are in the bioavailable forms or totals.
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Dear @Basim Alhassan I hope the following link, and attached PDFs will be highly useful to you.
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I am looking for suggestions for my future masters studies in UK universities in agriculture related courses.
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Thank you @Anjani Kumar for your guidance 🙏
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How can the pro-environmental transformation of agriculture be accelerated?
Agriculture is likely to change significantly in the future. Key determinants of agricultural change include factors such as climate change, including the progressive process of global warming. On the one hand, the main negative effects of the progressive global warming process include increasingly frequent and severe periods of heat and drought. In addition, by the end of this 21st century, all glaciers will have melted, water levels in the seas and oceans will have risen, and areas of arable land will have declined. On the other hand, in order to slow down the progressive process of global warming, it is necessary to urgently reduce the level of greenhouse gas emissions, including CO2 and methane. Climate change will cause a reduction in the scale of agricultural crop production. In order to feed the population, it will therefore be necessary to change dietary habits by switching agricultural crops to the production of plant-based agricultural crops to produce food primarily for humans rather than livestock. At present, globally, three quarters of arable land is used for the production of arable crops, from which fodder is produced to feed reared livestock. In addition to this, due to increasing global warming processes, it will be necessary to develop new crop varieties that are resistant to various biotic (viral, bacterial, fungal diseases, pests, etc.) and abiotic (droughts, heat, floods and other effects of climate change) negative environmental factors. In addition to this, the importance of achieving sustainability goals in agriculture will increase in the future. The generation of energy used in agriculture from renewable and emission-free energy sources will increase in importance. Consequently, environmentally neutral, emission-free, sustainable organic farming based mainly on crop production using new crop varieties that are resistant to progressive climate change and its effects will be developed in the future.
In view of the above, the following questions are becoming increasingly topical:
How should sustainable organic farming be developed?
How should sustainable, pro-environmental organic farming be developed?
How should environmentally neutral, emission-free, sustainable organic farming be developed?
What kind of agriculture should be developed to save humanity from a food crisis?
What type of agriculture should be developed to be environmentally neutral, meet sustainability goals, be resilient to climate change and provide food for people?
Is a combination of pro-environmental, sustainable organic agriculture and the development of new climate-resilient crop varieties the best solution?
How can the pro-environmental transformation of agriculture be accelerated?
What do you think about this?
What is your opinion on this topic?
Please reply,
I invite you all to discuss,
Thank you very much,
Greetings,
Dariusz
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Revered Professor Dr.Dariusz Prokopowicz,
It is very critical question to everyone to answer because the issues of Climate Change has becoming vigorous in some countries.
The future agriculture will be balanced by the potential areas will have good organic cultivation than harsh, harmful negative effects of the climate change in some countries.
The issues of the climate change may not be global problem right now but it could be one of the major problems in the 22nd century.
Most of the developing countries farmers are becoming vulnerable to manage their cultivation process due to the effect of climate change now a day.
Melting the ices and increasing the sea level and dislocation water bodies, animals are another threatening factor to deeply think about the issues of climate change.
Unless or otherwise any serious effective measures are to be taken against the climate change at global level that could be major problem which will teach a big lesson to the world of human beings in the future.
Prevention is better than cure. It is not only the Researchers, development practitioners worry but also the stakeholders have to think about it in the household level.
The developed countries have to think twice about this climate change issue than others. The agriculture may affect directly due to the effect of the climate change in the future definitely.
The alternatives like Precision agriculture, organic agriculture and conservative agriculture could support the farmers households somehow better than worse.
All these soil and water conservation measures could be implemented with serious watershed management approach and structures among the farming community but the main thing is to control the developed countries interventions on producing carbon CFC more than others.
The objectives of the capitalist countries have to achieve the target if producing the Refrigerators and Air conditioner without thinking the catastrophe of the humans and earth.
This is very pathetic condition to overcome the climate change issue successfully. It needs the collective efforts and thinking to stop against the climate change at macro level.
Agriculture will become question mark to produce the food for consumption. It is difficult to balance the food shortage among the countries in the future.
Agriculture sustainability in terms of foods that will be good sign of economic progress if any countries. Russia is the best example failed to concentrate on agriculture production and how the people managing for their consumption of food.
Sustainable agricultural development and reduce the effect of the climate change as the one if the SDGs 2030 but the serious measures have to be taken against the issue of climate change at global level.
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We are facing big problem in our farm caused by mealbug. The currently methods used to fight mealbug is harmful for human
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Mealbug are indeed difficult to control. The hairy layer protects them for the pesticides. Biological like the suggested parasitoids might therefor be more effective. When you use certain pesticides it is certainly better to use an adjuvant that reduces the surface tension of the droplets. Cheapest way would be to use 1 gr magnesium sulphate/liter water. However I do not know chemicals that can be used against mealbug but are not also a danger for the people when they consume the vegetables.
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What is the best IoT platform you are using for your agriculture project to control some parameters?
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Pls refer to the following article to know more about the trending featurs of IoT in waste management:
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How achieve water conservation in irrigated agriculture and importance of groundwater recharge? Which water resources used for groundwater recharge?
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In India the best sources of water is available during monsoon season. There is a need to systematically use this abundant water resource in charging ground water. If we can segregate silt,oil and other garbage which flows with water during monsoon then probably this can be used for ground water recharge.After initial rainfall the content of such pollutant is also reduced and this water can be used in large quantity for recharge.
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What percentage of land on Earth is suitable for rain – fed agriculture? What are different mechanical methods of soil management in dry land areas?
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How does agriculture affect water resources and why agricultural water productivity is important for the global water challenge?
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Water is the most crucial input for agricultural crop production in order to maintain optimum soil moisture level for satisfying metabolic needs, evaporation, transpiration and to compensate many losses occurred on the field.... uncertainty of the mansoon, irregular onset and uneven distribution of the rainfall with ever increasing threats to the ground water availability resulting in declining water table... Indiscriminate use and over exploitation has been a serious problem which thereby cause shortage of fresh water supplies for crop production systems...These Water resources are utilised for agricultural activities (especially irrigation), domestic uses, industrial uses, and other uses... Decline in water resources and their competition from other sectors, the share of water allocated to Agricultural crop production is decreased to a considerable percent and is likely to be reduced by by 10 % by 2040...Today, agriculture sector consumes 80% of the total water use which may reduce to about 70% because of heavy use of water resources in industrial sector...
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Given their clever nature, do you think goats are good fits for urban livestock agriculture.
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I think so and in practice we have goats in urban towns where the community keep them through feeding on some leftovers of vegetables and others plants in the market days. However since community also plant trees and other through urban agricultural activities and might not happy with the goats cleaver behavior of eating some threes and vegetables. we need to strike a balance here.
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I need some Topic about Agriculture or Banking by using ML and AI or Controlling , for my Master’s Thesis
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Does adoption of Conservation Agriculture (CA) lead to increased compaction of agricultural soils?
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In some cases, higher bulk densities under CA have been observed. However, this can be corrected by controlling traffic and limiting the number of passes over agricultural fields, particularly when soils are wet and most prone to compaction. For animal powered and manual systems, compaction would be less than where full tillage is given. Compared to conventional tillage, which often requires multiple passes of a tractor during a typical growing season, CA uses many fewer passes, thereby helping to reduce compaction issues in the long run. Perhaps even more important than measuring the bulk densities of particular soils is looking at other indicators of a healthy soil, including aggregate stability, porosity and biological activity among others. Soils under CA are typically much healthier than tilled soils due to the lack of soil disturbance and the building up of soil organic matter (SOM). Earthworm and previous crop root channels are also not disturbed in CA systems and these act as very good soil pores for drainage of water.
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Could you share your experiences publishing in open access journals in animal science and animal husbandry sector, which are your favorite, and why?
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Our lab group has been publishing applied animal husbandry research in Translational Animal Science. It is an open access companion to the Journal of Animal Science. Our experience has been very good with Translational Animal Science so far. We have published three articles in TAS.
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Kurt
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In agricultural soils, it may be difficult to raise SOC beyond a threshold especially in tropical soils where rapid oxidation of SOC happens. Since C sequestration as long term pools may be difficult, how would the strategy of C credits work out as a revenue model?
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To continue Pal, I just read the conclusion of Powlson et al., Which I agree. Then the agri-carbon credit markets would need a robust scientific base of measurements and appraisal.
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Currently I thought to use SERVQUAL model in assessment of service quality of agricultural service providers for my Ph.D research study.Suggest how can improve my research by use of this model??
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SERVQUAL model is an effective model for assessing the outcome of behavioural intention through mediating effect of satisfaction. Kindly visits the links.
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In view of the recurring droughts in recent years because of climate change. We have an idea to establish a national project to confront climate change in Iraq.
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The observed and projected change in climate is important for assessment and adaptation in field of agriculture. According to our research in the last two decades, the regional land surface warming rate of the past and probably the future has been overestimated, due to the overlook of the urbanization bias in the observational data series of surface air temperature. In China, the bias in surface air temperature data reaches at least 30% for the national meteorological stations. It should be considered in the studies of impact and adaptation of agriculture, in addition to the detection and attribution of climate change. Anyway, almost all the farm lands are not in or near the urban areas, but most of the observational stations in China are.
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Dear All,
I need to know a simple and economic method for production organic phosphorus from agriculture waste and which microorganisms could facilitate and accelerate the production process.
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Dear Elsayed E Hafez,
Maybe you should focus your study on the organic solubilization of phosphate. Thanks to this solubilization, we can extract P2O5 from proteins and all matters that contain organic phosphate. the main element that can be your target is phytates. Some Bacteria are able to degrade Phytate and release phosphorus from it.
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How can sustainable intensification help agriculture for farm profitability?
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Reduction in GHGs emissions by means of increasing nitrogen use efficiency. Drip irrigation improves water use efficiency. Crop rotation with N-fixing crops leads to N enrichment in soil as a result yield increase and farm profitability enhance. Besides also agroforestry can be a possible tool for farm profitability too.
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What is the best model for studying the factors that affect agricultural investment?
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Please come clear on how your investment, I mean the dependent variable is measured.
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- There is a fast-paced land-use change (urbanization) in one of the sub-watersheds (dominantly agricultural watershed) of the upper Blue Nile basin.
- There is both residential and industrial expansion that may have an impact on the riverine regime of the catchment including water quality.
- There is also currently an effort being made by the local sector to regulate the water flow (mainly the flood during the main rainy season) for irrigation purposes to enhance the agricultural productivity in that area.
- Hence, it calls to research the WFE nexus to come up with a better synergy between the health of the ecosystem and development.
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News: FAO Director-General QU Dongyu addressed a UN Security Council meeting on conflict and food security, QU Dongyu notes that conflict remains the main driver of global hunger, 19/05/2022. New York – The head of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) today called for greater funding for agriculture to ensure there’s available and accessible food in crisis situations, noting that conflict “remains the single greatest driver of hunger.”...“My message today is more relevant than before: agriculture is one of the keys to lasting peace and security,” FAO Director-General QU Dongyu told a UN Security Council debate in New York entitled “Maintenance of International Peace and Security – Conflict and Food Security.” Read more on: https://reliefweb.int/report/world/un-security-council-meeting-agriculture-key-lasting-peace-and-security-fao-says See more on: https://www.researchgate.net/post/National_Water_Security_in_Water-Scarce_Countries
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Glyphosate is a popular herbicide in weed control in worldwide. The positive impact of Glyphosate on agriculture is significant.
However, health/ecological issues of Glyphosate are becoming a threat in the world.
What are the possible alternatives for Glyphosate?
Is it suitable to continue application of Glyphosate as Herbiside?
You contribution/comment on this topic is highly appreciated.
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In 2050, our global population is projected to reach 9.8 billion, with 68% of us living in urban cities. In order to feed this massive population, we will need to increase our agricultural output by 70% over current levels. Just to put this number into perspective, we will need to grow more food in the next 35 to 40 years than the previous 10,000 years combined.
The agricultural industry is called upon to innovate and play an increasingly vital role to feed the world in the future.
Your thoughts and views are invited, in light of the role to be played by vertical farming/ indoor urban farming.
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mis-management of agricultural worker. how they are creating burden for economy. how to increase the productivity of excess people involved in agricultural services (other than extension education)
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Use of IT(Information Technology) and AI(Artificial Intelligence) may be there in agriculture for value engineering and it would be helpful in tackling this pertinent issue.
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Hello Everyone
I wish to know the name of journal in agriculture field and which is free for publication having SCOPUS indexed.
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You have started a very broad term. Agriculture - can be related to plants or animals and some journals focus on specific areas such as business/economics out sustainable development.
Some general suggestions:
Journal of Agricultural Science
Journal of the science of Food and Agriculture
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Green revolution, Soil, Agriculture,
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The Green Revolution, because it is intensive, faces, almost everywhere in the world, the limits of water and soil resources, particularly in arid countries. The Challenge is: A new green revolution is more necessary than ever, one that changes the water paradigm. See references within the project:
This issue is also discussed on:
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I would like to calculate average field size of agricultural fields in the landscapes surrounding my study sites. Calculating field size in ArcGis Pro is easy enough, but when intersecting my landscape buffers with the field layer and then calculating average field size based on the intersected layer, some of my fields are cut off and "made smaller", which will underestimate average field size.
Any ideas on how to deal with this issue? Are there tools in ArcGIS Pro (or anopther programm) that account for/deal with this bias?
I very much appreciate your ideas and suggestions!
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Hadrien Dicostanzo That is what I did so far, calculate the mean based on the new intersected layer, but it cuts off some fields at the edge (where they intersect with the buffer) and reduces average field size.
Thanks for the suggested approach, that may be a nice way of deciding which filed to include in the calculation
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Good day!
I am trying to find a research topic to start my M.Sc. thesis on urban farming/vertical farming/ controlled environment agriculture and sustainability. I want to combine the topic with the food security issue. Any ideas/suggestions would be really helpful.
Thank you.
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Small scale Permaculture needs no petrol. Hand tools, perrenial cultivars nitrogen fixators all reduce needs for petrol. Thus lowering co2 and pollution. It can supply Local neibourgs thus eliminating transportation and lowering refrigaration needs from harvest to consommation.
I have designed a sustainable forest farm in Permaculture, including cultivated vegs and mushrooms, and live off grid.
Covid has not affected me too mush, since 80% of my food are from my farm.
Tourism has doubled last year.
I believe that my way of life is in line with drawdown project.
I Hope you find your way
Long life <3
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I am looking for some databases which contains consumption data on agricultural produce (crop wise & year wise). Would you please mind letting me know if there are such databases?
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If you need to narrow the most important aspect of the SAFA (Sustainability Assessment of Food and Agriculture Systems) framework (FAO) to support guidelines toward sustainable agriculture. Which are the most important indicators to consider in Economy, environmental, governance and social dimensions.
In order to support a more simple approach to use SAFA framework in agriculture
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I would definitely say environmental dimensions. Soil carbon sequestration, Soil organic matter enrichment, mineralization etc. are important aspects.
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Dear RG members, I am aware about negative impact of hailstorm on agriculture. If anybody has any reference or experience on utility of hailstorm in agriculture field. please share here .
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I am working on a study to evaluate the content radioactive isotopes in agricultural soil. I have the concentrations of Th232, U238, Cs137 and K40 and I want to know if the concentration is harmful for crops and humans or not.
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I am planning a field project to evaluate the effect of biochar and compost application on crop productivity by studying soil fauna. I would like to understand that how much such plans can help us to understand the sustainability in agriculture and soil science.
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Today, unforeseen situations, such as climate change and local and international marketing, will negatively affect agriculture investors. I need your guide recommendations according to your scientific and applied experience to get agriculture to overcome this dangerous situation. !!!
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Very interesting discussion ; follow for more valuable responses from experts
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Climate smart agriculture has three principles:
1. Minimum soil disturbance
2. Maximum soil cover
3. Crop association/rotation
To implement these principles at the small scale level, farmers need hand-held tools that can be fabricated locally at a cheaper cost. An example of such tools is a jab planter. This is a hand held device used to plant seeds. It contains a small storage device for carrying seeds and a release point with a calibrator where seeds are released into the planting holes.
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Dear @Silvester Nyang'an
To my opinion, the three main components of climate smart agriculture comprise sustainable productivity, enhancing resilience and reducing and removing green house gas emissions.
The three components which you mentioned in your explanation are parts of conservation agriculture. You need to revisit your narrative.
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I've been researching literature related to the effects the land-use (namely, agriculture) has on climate change; precipitation patterns, temperature, wind circulation, etc.
I'm not sure if I'm looking in the right place so I need to know some renowned journals that actually had papers tackling similar research interest and/or researchers who have published papers on this topic.
Also would be extra thankful if you could provide good research engines (in addition to Google Scholar) that can aid in this research.
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Interesting quession
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I faced many times in the agricultural field experiments that some treatments eg. no fertilizer zero yield in some areas. Then, should I include the zero yield for the ANOVA?
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Thank you very much for your response. The missing value technique could not be employed here as the value is true. For example, you evaluated 10 varieties of a given crop for their aluminum tolerance and if 5 of them failed to grow and give zero yields, we can not assume here missing value methods.
Thank you again and with kind regards,
Tadele Amare
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Dear all, I have received an invitation from Curtis & Wyss group to a Microbiome in Agriculture Summit. Does anybody know that group? I wonder a bit whether this is serious or a 'predatory congress'. Thank you in advance for your attention and any comments. Martin
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I received the same this afternoon... I think they just pull people's contacts off LinkedIn.
Most likely a scam.
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Can anyone suggest me an innovative topic for my PhD in Remote Sensing and GIS Applications ?I am interested in both fields Agriculture and Land management considering the application of remote sensing and GIS in these fields.
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Abdelrazek Elnashar What do you mean by "Be careful if you will work in Africa coz we are fighting for observed data". Do you mean there is no field observed data in Africa?
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How possible can we improve their livelihoods. Are Inclusive Sustainable Conservation Models the way to go?
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You could look at an interesting approach here:
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Make Humidity Adjustment from PCS to PCI
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I wish you success.. Sorry, it's not my specialty and scientific interests
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Hi, I am interested in Conferences, workshops, webinars, forums, and any related space regarding plant-based hydrogels, and agricultural applications. Could you suggest any? Thank you in advance.
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Interesting question.
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As most Agricultural byproducts are considered waste and they usual contain protein and others like fibre, Ash and so on, so is there anyway or means be it laboratory techniques or biotechnology (through the use of insect and so on) means to increase it.
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Choosing varieties with capacity of high nutrient content and further to crop management and application of inputs.
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As you are aware, climate change has a dual impact on many approaches and sectors, both positive and negative. As a result, most of the time, the positive impact of climate change on biodiversity conservation in the agricultural ecosystem is unclear and lacks a researchable area. If anyone has an idea and the sources of published findings, please share your evidence!
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There are none because we have seen globally, biodiversity is being lost and increasingly threatened through a range of anthropogenic actions.
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For iron biofortification in wheat and rice, foliar application of Fe chemicals (e.g. FeSO4 or EDTA-Fe) is feasible in sustainable agriculture. However, the recommended foliar Fe concentration is unclear, could you guys provide some reference about it. So appreciate it if you could answer the question.
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I have read number of publications on the effet of covid 19 in relation to plants heath. Since recurring pandemic is there globally with multiple strains what will happen to global agriculture. This is a serious issues in view Climate change and erratic rains the yield is affected. Is FAO and similar organizations take thie into cognizant. It's not possible to attach any fil or files. It's too known anf needs discussion
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Yes, i too feel that way ....hardly any evidence such as this is available until now...
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What in your view are the three to four shifts that will transform Indian Agriculture in this decade?
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Nice question. To my mind , these paradigm shifts :
i. Use agroecological maps for land capability based land use planning to identify major crop grids.
ii.Assured avaialability of quality seeds/ pedigreeplanting material
iii. Robustness in soil health card for precise constraints based balanced fertilization , coupled with fertigation.
iv. Massive use of biopesticides based crop protection strategy.
v. Linking crop production centr3s with MSPs.
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I am trying to design an agricultural and horticultural calendar for Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao districts of Assam, India. What are the steps that I should begin with?
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farmers ,agricultural sectors workers are always ignored ,although we are only because of them,what the reason behind this .....................
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Which agricultural strategies were sustainable, both environmentally and economically, over the long term, and why?
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Farmers, advisors and policymakers are faced with complex choices. They are faced with a wide range of technologies that are either available or under development; they must deal with the uncertainties of both the effects these new technologies will have throughout the agri-food chain and the impact that a whole range of policies will have on the sustainability of farming systems. In addition, there is increasing pressure on agricultural research and advisory budgets that must be accommodated.
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I am a PhD scholar currently doing mycotoxin analysis from rice false smut, at Agriculture college and Research institute, Madurai, Tamil Nadu Agriculture University, Coimbatore. I am in need of ustiloxin standard for my research.
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Identifying the level of intelligence maturity in the agricultural sector and comparing BI maturity models to design a specific model of agricultural intelligence
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Agricultural intelligence requires hard work and experience
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Dear all RG professionals:
1) In agronomy, we have learned that to keep the balance between food supplies with the pace of the ever-increasing world population, we have to use modern-day agricultural technologies in agriculture including the so popular artificial intelligence (AI in agriculture), like what has been done during the Green Revolution era.
Artificial Intelligence in Agriculture: Using Modern Day AI to Solve Traditional Farming Problems
2) But in crop –climate modeling and sustainable agriculture, we have learned that traditional (local) farming systems are the best solutions as adaptation strategies to cope/adapt to the threats posed by climate change.
Many thanks to respected RG professionals for your valuable and informative explanations.
Alem
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Very nice question. Traditional farming system has provided all the necessary clues for modern day agriculture, traditional system of farming would never be a hurdle to modernise present day agriculture. Somewhere qe can find solution to present day climate change related issue. The onset of concepts like natural farming , organic farming, conservation agriculture all have overlappung objectives and stemmed from traditional concepts of agriculture only....
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The Agriculture Journals which have no publication charge.
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Unfortunately, there is no quick and easy answer to your question. However, because of your ‘demand’ to go for journals with a 6+ NAAS score it narrows down the search somewhat. The thing is that the NAAS score is calculated according to: NAAS score = 6 + IF.
In other words, all journals with a real impact factor fulfil your requirement. Your approach can be:
-Search for subscription-based journals (they are mostly free of charge)
-Search for APC free open access journals. As indicated https://doaj.org/might be helpful. If you search for agriculture, it renders 833 journals. If you then select Without APC’s, it renders 447 journals. A quick look at https://www.researchgate.net/post/Scientific_Journals_with_Open_Access_and_no_APC_free_charges_for_authorsmight help as well.
-Check whether the journal has an impact factor
All serious and legit journals mention the impact factor on their website but since there are fake impact factors out there you need to do a final check here https://mjl.clarivate.com/home (when journal is SCIE indexed the IF is legit) or check enclosed file.
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Respected teachers and friends,
Which kind of blockchain (private or public) is suitable to use for the dataset of agribusiness?
The dataset is primarily collected from farmers, that are directly engaged in agriculture.
Which blockchain have you adopted (in the past or planning to adopt in future) in your project or research?
Do you have any specific reasons to use private blockchain or public blockchain?
Thanks a lot in advance for your ideas and suggestions.
Regards,
Naresh Kshetri
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Hello, I am not sure if it still might help you, but there is an interesting article that helps to determine when to use which type of blockchain (and if a blockchain is suitable at all).
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I am a PhD student, looking for a good but inexpensive topic on the fields of applications of microbial enzymes in the agricultural field. Do any of you have research in this field?
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Dear Colleagues,
Kindly guide how to arrive at the evaluation of inherent vulnerability to climate change of agriculture sector of the economy?. What are the important parameters to consider? At what scale it is to be evaluated?
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Meraj
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Thank you very much for the insightful suggestions.
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Gowhar Meraj
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Yes , I wanna discuss about adding solar PV trackers instead of normal solar PV panels in the agriculture field .
like is it possible ?
if possible why people didn't invent it ?
the solar PV trackers is way more efficient than a normal solar pv panel ;
soo now inserting a solar PV tracker into the agriculture field instead of a normal
solar PV panel is a lot beneficial . Am I right ?
If what I said is not possible , please list out the reasons saying why it is not possible
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There are quite some examples of trackers being used. See Sun‘Agri In France and many installations in Japan.
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Within EU4Sevan project we are looking for the successful cases of implementation of PES for agricultural and sustainable land-use practices to adapt and scale-up for the lake Sevan basin. Any references to relevant studies in the area of PES in Agriculture, PES in Sustainable land-use and PES for ecosystems/agro-ecosystems would be highly appreciated and welcomed.
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Currently I am looking for some key literatures (articles, book chapter, thesis, etc.) on how farmers decide on adopting new practices of improved nutrient and carbon management particularly those with strong technological aspects. I would appreciate if relevant experts can suggest some articles/papers on this topic. Thank you for your kind attention.
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Agriculture is updating day by day so that we should keep in touch with the new dimension.I want to do research on precision agriculture in the rice sector. If anyone provide me suggestions regarding the issue, it will be very helpful for me.
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Starting from field preparation till harvesting we can use PF technology and methods in any crop.
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My interest is on seed and linking it to the grain market
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Use different spatial soil maps according to land type and categories crops according to land type. Determine the effect of climate change on soil fertility and productivity in different regions of your study area.
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To determine NO₃⁻ from agricultural soil. I prepared an extract with KCl, using (1g wet soil : 4 ml KCl). I determined it with HANNA multiparametric, which gives the results in mg/L, because it's used for liquid samples. Also, i used 6 mL because of equipment protocol and a 1:10 dilution (which is 0.6 ml of extract and 5.4 of distilled water), because of lack of disponibility of the extract.
The thing is I don't have the real density for the soil.
Now my logic is this, when already having the percentage of humidity in the sample:
1) Without correcting the dilution, i need to know how much of nitrate is in 0.6 ml of wet soil
2) Then, how much wet soil is in the extract for the measurement
3) Then, deleting the humidity value contained in the quantity of wet soil used for the measurement (Step 2)
4) Subsequently, knowing the weight of water equivalent to the humidity value obtained in Step 3
5) Substract the value of the weight of water in Step 4, to the quantity of wet soil, to obtain the weigth of dry soil used in the measurement
Once here, i wil have obtained the nitrates contained in the dry soil that i used in the measurement.
6) So, the only thing left to do is determining the quantity of nitrates in 1 kg; using the quantity of nitrates obtained in Step1 and the quantity obtained in Step 5.
Is that correct?
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Mg/L
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A joint global study requires 7-5 scientists (expert researchers) in soil and water from 5 continents. If you are interested, contact us.
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With greetings, Dear Mossi Bigirimana
In fact, one of the most important components of the present age is renewable water and soil.
But the purpose of this research is multidisciplinary. But we want to jointly carry out this important research, which is related to our practice in different countries. The good thing about this joint research project is whether, in the end, our agricultural practice in the world is in line with renewable soil and water. My main specialty is multidisciplinary. If you have the ability, accept the offer, so that I can send you the title of the research.
"Best regards."
Seyyed akbar Sadaty, The first strategic multidisciplinary researcher in water and soil. Sari, Mazandaran, Iran. (COPDSIRAN)
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Nanotechnology proved to be effective in medical,industry, and other important sectors. The ambition of nanomaterials in agriculture is to reduce the amount of spread chemicals, minimize nutrient losses in fertilization and increased yield through pest and nutrient management. Are they really effective?? And which application proved to be applicable?
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Thanks, Dr. Chandrakala Marigowda sharing your country's recent applications. How many kilograms is the package which could be substituted by a 500ml bottle?
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If the concentration of an element in an agricultural input is known (mg kg-1), and the application rate is known (kg ha-1), how is the final concentration in the treated soil determined?
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For example:
  • If your available input is Urea (46 % N). Thus, 100 kg of Urea contains 46 kg of nitrogen,
  • Plot area (or Experimental unit area) is 4m x 3m (= 12 m2), and
  • The application rate is 45 kg N per ha.
If 100 kg Urea = 46 kg N
??? Urea = 45 kg N
The Amount of Urea needed to supply the 45 kg N per hectare = (45/46)*100 = 97.83 kg of Urea per ha. = 97.83 kg of Urea for 1ha (10000 m2) of land.
  • NB: 1 hectare = 10000 m2
So, if you need 97.83 kg of Urea for one hectare (10000 m2) of land, how much Urea will be needed for an experimental plot of 12 m2?
If 1 ha (10000m2) = 97.83 kg Urea
12 m2 = ??? Urea
Thus, for the 12 m2 plot, the amount of Urea needed will be
= (12/10000)*97.83 = 0. 1174 kg of Urea = 117.4 g of Urea per plot.
This is just an example.
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First of all there are a lot of statements describing the effect of climate change on agriculture like:
But it seems that agricultural as performed in today's manner change the landscape into a form which is unfavorable to act as an ecological balance factor.
See:
What is your opinion?
Justify your stand with convincing logic and scientific literature.
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Please see this review article of mine relating to horticulture crops and climate change
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What height the instrument should be placed for measurement of ambient air quality and different gases as well as fetch area in agriculture?
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@ Kailash, I think the the height should be 1.5 m above ground.
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Agriculture in the era of the industrial revolution 4.0 will always face and require a quality workforce, so that agricultural productivity can be sustainable to meet the availability of world food. How to motivate workers who can drive agricultural technology, with the availability of agricultural land getting narrower?
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to offer high rates for their crops and subsidy on fertilizer, pesticides, and agricultural machinary
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How can I prove that energy supply is a vital challenge of greenhouses? I s it even true or the economical challenges are more vital? Are there any articles in which this issue has been discussed? I would be grateful if you could help me with this.
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Yes, large energy inputs are required to maintain controlled environmental conditions in greenhouses, that's why energy efficiency is lower under greenhouses. To tackle this challenge the concept of Net Zero Energy Greenhouses is being developed. Economical and energy challenges are site specific, both may vary according to the purpose of a greenhouse and local market charges.
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Please suggest areas in agriculture sector especially in agricultural extension and advisory service suitable for public - private -partnerships
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Agree with Dr Vaibhav Its best choice to farmer as faermer will work in more concentrated in field for better yields
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Spinosad is made by a soil bacterium that is used to manage the insects in different crops across the world. Whether it is recommended for managing insects in organic agriculture? Is it included in NOP or NPOP guidelines?
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Spinosad is a natural substance made by a soil bacterium that has already tested against many insect species and was found to be effected. Thus, sure it can be used in organic agriculture. But we are still so far to find a complete (100%) alternative to synthetic pesticides at the time being because most of the farmers worldwide are stick themselves to pesticides due to many factors......
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So I am creating an integrated platform for agriculture and the adviser wanted to determine that it is more useful than what is currently used. How can test it?
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You can do it through an analytical framework.
-Think about indicators logically
-Monitoring of performance (inputs and outputs)
-Measurement of results (direct effects and impacts)
-Direct effects at the sectoral and national or local level
- selection of a basic set of priority indicators for this type of platform
I hope it is of your use
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I am trying to carve a Thesis topic on the said question. in my literature reviews i have come across education, economic, institutional etc factors which influence farmers adoption of CSA agriculture techniques but the literature is almost silent gender and cultural dimensions. I would be glad if anyone could share their ideas in the issue, thank you.
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This is an FAO document that addresses that topic, the gender dimensions of climate-smart agriculture in the context of rural livelihoods.
I hope you find it useful
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Use of botanicals is very highly rated in today's agriculture represented by a variety of forms. Residue free agriculture prompts use of botanicals still highly used. Unfortunately botanicals don't have knock down effects on pests and diseases but still very effective. In this background , I have few quarries to addressed :
# Why don't we use botanicals active ingredients for different targeted problems , soil health vis- a- his plant health ?
# How does foliar spray of botanicals strengthen the plant immune system with respect elevation in accumulation of nutrients ?
# Is there systematic study on effect of botanicals on changes in soil fertility and soil biology ?
Quite appreciative of your time and interest..
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The botanicals registered so far for commercialization in agriculture are neem kernel extract, neem oil, eucalyptus oil, carathamus, leaf & flower extracts and few other extractives, which are mostly used for controlling pests, not for improving soil fertility and plant nutrition. If label claim for botanicals have been asked for pest management only it means they are not for soil fertility improvement.
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Nowadays a lot of solar energy is utilized for households as well as an agricultural purposes. It is a good aspect of that and needs an expert view of the people.
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Dear sir:
In addition to the contributions of my colleagues, i would like to add the following:
1- The cost of operation and maintenance of solar agriculture sprayer is negligible.
2- Suitable for remote area agricultural lands for pesticides spraying where conventional energy is not available.
3- Environmental friendly equipment
4- Low cost , economic, efficient compared to other equipment
4- Simple to handle, install, durable
Working principle:
The solar radiations are directly converted to electric power through solar panel based on photovoltaic effect. The same power is supplied to batteries for charging. The stored energy in battery is utilized for pumping system. Power is utilized to spray the pesticides in day and night whenever is required. One charge controller is incorporated in the set up to prevent the battery from overcharging in order to increase the life of battery. Sometimes an additional DC power is generated from dynamos attached to rear wheels and this power is also used to charge the battery. Although the amount of power generation by DC-dynamo is less compared to PV panel it can be employed to supplement the power supply.
**** The compendium is: the weight of sprayer is reduced by incorporating the solar panels in place of fuel tank of the existing sprayers. Also the proposed design is suitable for remote area or region of agricultural land without any conventional energy source and moreover it does not emit any green house gases to the environment. Also the cost of the present sprayer design is minimized by taking the concern of economic conditions of farmers and hence it is quite affordable to village farmers with small and medium level agricultural cultivations. The major merit of the present design is that the farmers do not require any special skill to operate the sprayer.
I hope it will be helpful...
With my best regards...
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good morning
Through this scientific initiative, I would like to present an initiative to form an international scientific team among us to develop joint ideas and research from the brothers who are sick and working in the field of cotton. From the field of plant breeding, genetics, physiology and agricultural transactions.
Waiting for your responses
The approver puts the name, institute, university, country, and email
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This is loudable idea, I am not currenting work on cotton but I have a friend who is working on it. I will recommend this to him in order to get in touch with you. Hope my suggestion help. All the best
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Hello,
I am not very familiar with hyperspectral imaging and agriculture, but I am very interested in machine learning models used from data generated by hyperspectral cameras flying over farming fields in order to do agriculture analysis , for instance to support crop dusting or analyze the quality of the harvest. So far I understand that for the most detailed research it is necessary to place the camera on a drone in order to reach a sufficient resolution. However for certain techniques, satellite data from such cameras seem to be sufficient.
Do you know any literature which discusses whether drone data is really necessary for a certain agricultural analysis?
Do you know whether there is any publicly or commercially available database with such satellite data, from which such models can be produced in order to help farmes who might not can afford to hire a start-up or other company which flies with a drone over their field?
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Best/good agricultural practices can save energy, safeguard environment , save resources and economize on crop production.Fertilizers are costly inputs in agriculture.High rates or excess use of fertilizers manifest environmental consequences including air, water pollution and human health. How far the promotion and implementation of best/good agricultural practices will increase applied fertilizer use efficiency and help reduce the chemical fertilizer use in agriculture?
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Yes, GAPs can reduce the use of chemical fertilizer but not completely. For instance, crops compete with weeds in terms of nutrients, water, sunlight etc. When farms are weeded regularly, it will reduces weed competition of available nutrients for crops hence less fertilizer is required to achieve optimum yield.
Using the right plant population at a given field. You must understand that, same plants planted at a given space compete among themselves hence when the plants are overcrowded, nutrients competition will be higher. Verse versa. You refer to inter and intrate row competition.
Application of right concentration of fertilizer: Some farmers aim to achieve quick results hence turns to double these chemical fertilizers doses or rate hence resulting in population and causing detrimental to the crops.
Over pressure on land usage: Due to increase in human population, fertilizer soils are used for building and construction of factories hence farmers turns to cultivate a piece of land for prolong period. This practice required fertilizer usage.
Agroforestry, mulching, intercropping, crop rotation, organic farming are management strategies to reduce chemical fertilizers usage.
Thank you and wish you all the best in this challenging times.
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Hello,
I am just starting to research about applications of hyperspectral imaging in agriculture. I am looking for university project, start-ups etc. which gather large hyperspectral data over large regions and / or host databases with it. I am also interested in the question how precise you can make agriculture analysis with hyperspectral data generated by satellites in comparison by drones.
Perhaps someone can provide me with links, literature etc.