Exploring the adoption of precision agricultural technologies: a cross regional study of EU farmers

AP Barnes, I Soto, V Eory, B Beck, A Balafoutis, B Sanchez, J Vangeyte, S Fountas, T van der Wal, M Gomez-Barbero

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Abstract

The prescient need for sustaining soil quality to maintain and extend productivity potential, whilst simultaneously supporting a range of ecosystems services, makes precision farming a possible pathway for meeting global ambitions towards food security (Gebbers and Adamchuck, 2010; Telabpour et al., 2015). Precision agricultural technologies (PATs) are a set of technologies that are aimed at the management of in-field heterogeneity (Stafford, 2000; Fountas et al., 2005; Reichardt and Jürgens, 2009; Aubert et al., 2012). A range of benefits have been aligned with the uptake of PATs and these have focused on improved resource use productivity, reduced input usage and cost, in particular labour and management time, with wider associated benefits from targeted application of agrochemicals and nutrients (Godwin et al. 2003; Silva et al., 2011; Kinred et al., 2015; Smith et al. 2013; Eory et al. 2015; Schimmelpfennig, 2016). PATs have been in development for the last 3 decades, since the commercialisation of global positioning systems and we can identify four differing technological hierarchies of PATs.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)163 - 174
Number of pages12
JournalLand Use Policy
Volume80
Early online date11 Oct 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPrint publication - Jan 2019

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Agricultural technology
Regional studies
Farmers
Productivity
Nutrients
Time management
Costs
Food security
Resource use
Global positioning system
Farming
Commercialization
Soil
Labor
Ecosystem services

Keywords

  • EU policy
  • Precision agriculture
  • Random Intercept Logistic Regression

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Barnes, AP ; Soto, I ; Eory, V ; Beck, B ; Balafoutis, A ; Sanchez, B ; Vangeyte, J ; Fountas, S ; van der Wal, T ; Gomez-Barbero, M. / Exploring the adoption of precision agricultural technologies: a cross regional study of EU farmers. In: Land Use Policy. 2019 ; Vol. 80. pp. 163 - 174.
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Barnes, AP, Soto, I, Eory, V, Beck, B, Balafoutis, A, Sanchez, B, Vangeyte, J, Fountas, S, van der Wal, T & Gomez-Barbero, M 2019, 'Exploring the adoption of precision agricultural technologies: a cross regional study of EU farmers', Land Use Policy, vol. 80, pp. 163 - 174. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2018.10.004

Exploring the adoption of precision agricultural technologies: a cross regional study of EU farmers. / Barnes, AP; Soto, I; Eory, V; Beck, B; Balafoutis, A; Sanchez, B; Vangeyte, J; Fountas, S; van der Wal, T; Gomez-Barbero, M.

In: Land Use Policy, Vol. 80, 01.2019, p. 163 - 174.

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