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Precision farming

26 November 2015

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Technologies such as global positioning systems and guided vehicles are being developed to create an era of precision farming. Professor Richard Godwin Freng explains how these initiatives can combine accuracy and control of field operations with an ability to sense the state of crops, leading to increased efficiency and yields.

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Characteristics of technology Use this and other examples to discuss why technology can challenge people’s views of what it is to be "human" and critique the role of technology in the development of sustainable environments. 8

 

 

 

 

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Keywords: global positioning systems, farming, characteristics of technology, precision farming

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