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Friday, July 15, 2016

Precision agriculture: future of the CAP? – EurActiv.com

Precision agriculture: future of the CAP? – EurActiv.com: Increasing yields and the quality of the production while reducing energy consumption and inputs or “produce more with less” is the principle of precision agriculture (PA).

Precision agriculture enables the modulation of cultural practices and doses inputs (seeds, fertilisers, plant protection products, water) based on the variability of soil and crop requirements.

Currently, 150 000 ha are managed in precision agriculture in France and 50% of crop farms have a tractor with console. One farm out of four is able to modulate its provision of fertilisers and pesticides.