Computer Applications in Agricultural Environments

Computer Applications in Agricultural Environments

Proceedings of Previous Easter Schools in Agricultural Science

1st Edition - December 16, 1986

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  • Authors: J.A. Clark, K. Gregson, R.A. Saffell
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483161952

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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



    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


Product details

  • No. of pages: 316
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1986
  • Published: December 16, 1986
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483161952

About the Authors

J.A. Clark

K. Gregson

R.A. Saffell

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