Heuristic optimization for variable rate nitrogen and seeding decisions

C. R. Dillon

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Abstract

The economic opportunities for combining heuristics management (herein, rules-of-thumb) with several farming technologies (uniform rate, variable rate seeding, variable rate nitrogen (N) and variable rate of both seeding and N) are modeled and investigated. Results suggest that weather-based heuristics as a strategy of selecting optimal production practices is promising for enhancing profitability. The ability to exploit interactive effects between heuristic strategies and precision agriculture technologies offers the potential to enhance profitability of both. The model shows potential for providing useful insights into improved production management decisions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPrecision Agriculture 2013 - Papers Presented at the 9th European Conference on Precision Agriculture, ECPA 2013
Pages761-768
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 2013
Event9th European Conference on Precision Agriculture, ECPA 2013 - Lleida, Catalonia, Spain
Duration: Jul 7 2013Jul 11 2013

Publication series

NamePrecision Agriculture 2013 - Papers Presented at the 9th European Conference on Precision Agriculture, ECPA 2013

Conference

Conference9th European Conference on Precision Agriculture, ECPA 2013
Country/TerritorySpain
CityLleida, Catalonia
Period7/7/137/11/13

Keywords

  • Economics
  • Modeling
  • Weather-based experiential decisions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agronomy and Crop Science

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