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Precision agriculture is a goal defined by the National 863 Program, to develop generic
technologies and products for vehicle based soil and plant information collection, precision
crop management models and associated control and navigation techniques, farming
machinery bus technology, and electronic unit control technology. Researchers have
developed and tested a series of software and hardware for precision seeding, precision
fertilizer application, and precision pesticides application. Meanwhile, they have
established an integrated platform for precision agriculture, and launched demonstrations
for the purpose, with major innovations in four areas, including key precision farming
techniques, major precision farming equipment, integration and demonstration of
precision agriculture, and precision farming diffusion activities.
Derived from the efforts are 39 patent applications (including 21 inventions), 18 software
copyright applications, 4 new species applications, 10 precision agricultural products, and
135 papers. 39 institutions have become part of the efforts, and some 10 enterprises the
developers and testers of the new technologies and products.