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Original scientific paper
https://doi.org/10.5513/JCEA01/20.3.2160

Precision irrigation and harvest management in orchards: an economic assessment

Tseganesh Wubale Tamirat ; University of Copenhagen, Department of Food and Resource Economics, Rolighedsvej 25,1958 Frederiksberg C., Denmark
Soren Marcus Pedersen ; University of Copenhagen, Department of Food and Resource Economics, Rolighedsvej 25,1958 Frederiksberg C., Denmark

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APA 6th Edition
Tamirat, T.W. & Pedersen, S.M. (2019). Precision irrigation and harvest management in orchards: an economic assessment. Journal of Central European Agriculture, 20 (3), 1009-1022. https://doi.org/10.5513/JCEA01/20.3.2160
MLA 8th Edition
Tamirat, Tseganesh Wubale and Soren Marcus Pedersen. "Precision irrigation and harvest management in orchards: an economic assessment." Journal of Central European Agriculture, vol. 20, no. 3, 2019, pp. 1009-1022. https://doi.org/10.5513/JCEA01/20.3.2160. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.
Chicago 17th Edition
Tamirat, Tseganesh Wubale and Soren Marcus Pedersen. "Precision irrigation and harvest management in orchards: an economic assessment." Journal of Central European Agriculture 20, no. 3 (2019): 1009-1022. https://doi.org/10.5513/JCEA01/20.3.2160
Harvard
Tamirat, T.W., and Pedersen, S.M. (2019). 'Precision irrigation and harvest management in orchards: an economic assessment', Journal of Central European Agriculture, 20(3), pp. 1009-1022. https://doi.org/10.5513/JCEA01/20.3.2160
Vancouver
Tamirat TW, Pedersen SM. Precision irrigation and harvest management in orchards: an economic assessment. Journal of Central European Agriculture [Internet]. 2019 [cited 2020 November 24];20(3):1009-1022. https://doi.org/10.5513/JCEA01/20.3.2160
IEEE
T.W. Tamirat and S.M. Pedersen, "Precision irrigation and harvest management in orchards: an economic assessment", Journal of Central European Agriculture, vol.20, no. 3, pp. 1009-1022, 2019. [Online]. https://doi.org/10.5513/JCEA01/20.3.2160

Abstracts
Precision management has become vital in agriculture with possibilities growing alongside developments in information and communication, robotics and sensor technologies. On the other side of expected benefits of precision management in terms of environmental friendliness, yield margin, input efficiency, etc., is the upfront expensiveness of such technologies. There is hence a need to quantitatively assess expected net benefits and provide useful information for farmers and stakeholders to enable informed choice on the potential adoption of precision technologies and management practices. This study presents economic assessment of precision irrigation and harvest management system with integrated use of sensor technologies and Farm Management Information System (FMIS) as compared to conventional practice applying partial budgeting as a tool. Relevant scenarios are defined based on data from an experimental apple orchard field situated in Prangins, Switzerland. The precision management system is found to be economically justifiable in situations of high demand for irrigation characterized by limited rainfall and considerable variabilities in weather conditions. Its economic feasibility is found to be sensitive to changes in fruit price and capital cost.

Keywords
apple orchard; economic assessment; irrigation management; partial budget analysis; precision agriculture

Hrčak ID: 225163

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/225163

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