Computer Applications in Agricultural Environments - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780407004290, 9781483161952

Computer Applications in Agricultural Environments

1st Edition

Proceedings of Previous Easter Schools in Agricultural Science

Authors: J.A. Clark K. Gregson R.A. Saffell
eBook ISBN: 9781483161952
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 16th December 1986
Page Count: 316
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Computer Applications in Agricultural Environments talks about the influence of computers on the industry of agriculture. The text explains how computers help to simplify calculations and other duties related to the field. The book's 21 chapters revolve around the relationship of computers, agriculture, and the environment. The majority of the chapters talks about the different simulation controls that the computer can do. Controls include climate control, greenhouse control, greenhouse climate feedback/feed-forward control (GCFFC) control, glasshouse control, crop drying control, sulfur dioxide control, retort control, animal control, broiler-house ventilation control, and poultry-house control. Other topics related to computers and agriculture are also discussed, such as monitoring rainfall interception, grain drying, monitoring techniques for ammonia, and various techniques for remote monitoring. The text covers a wide range of topics in the mentioned fields, and can therefore serve as an excellent reference for students or professors in the field of agriculture.

Table of Contents

Preface Acknowledgments Contents 1 Analysis and Synthesis of Greenhouse Climate Controllers 2 The Modeling and Control of Nutrient Film Systems 3 The Use of a Pet Micro Computer in Rainfall Interception Studies of Heathland 4 Monitoring Soil Water Content 5 Practical Considerations for Computer-Based Environmental Control of Glasshouses 6 A Distributed Computer Network to Monitor and Control the NIAE Research Greenhouses 7 Distributed Microprocessor Control for Simulated Tropical Climates 8 Control of Solar Air Systems in Agriculture 9 Computer Control of Crop Drying 10 Computer Simulation and Control of Grain Drying 11 Computer Control of SO2 Fumigation in a Study of Crop Response to Pollution 12 The Use of Computers in Canning 13 Computer Control of the Environment in Animal Housing 14 Computer Control of Broiler House Ventilation and Heating 15 Use of Low-Cost Microcomputers for Control of Environment in Poultry Houses 16 Monitoring Poultry House Environment 17 A Technique for Remote Monitoring of Atmospheric Ammonia Concentrations in Intensive Poultry Buildings, Using a Micro Computer 18 Electronic ControlS for Livestock Buildings 19 Microprocessor Control of the Environment for Finishing Pigs, Using Lower Critical Temperature 20 Computer-Aided Control for a Life-Cycle Swine Farmstead Complex 21 The Computer as an Aid in Feeding Sows in Gestation and in Monitoring Production List of Poster Presentations List of Participants Index


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R.A. Saffell

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