Robotic seeding: economic perspectives

Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapportBidrag til bog/antologiForskningfagfællebedømt

Søren Marcus Pedersen, Spyros Fountas, Claus Aage Grøn Sørensen, Frits K. Van Evert, B. Simon Blackmore

Agricultural robotics has received attention for approximately 20 years, but today there are only a few examples of the application of robots in agricultural practice. The lack of uptake may be (at least partly) because in many cases there is either no compelling economic benefit, or there is a benefit but it is not recognized. The aim of this chapter is to quantify the economic benefits from the application of agricultural robots under a specific condition where such a benefit is assumed to exist, namely the case of early seeding and re-seeding in sugar beet. With some predefined assumptions with regard to speed, capacity and seed mapping, we found that among these two technical systems both early seeding with a small robot and re-seeding using a robot for a smaller part of the field appear to be financially viable solutions in sugar beet production.
TitelPrecision agriculture : technology and economic perspectives
RedaktørerSøren Marcus Pedersen, Kim Martin Lind
Antal sider13
ISBN (Trykt)978-3-319-68713-1
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-3-319-68715-5
StatusUdgivet - 2017
NavnProgress in Precision Agriculture


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