PRECISION FARMING IN MEXICO. By. Cesar Galaviz. Soil 4213. INTRODUCTION GIS became important in Mexican agriculture because of need to inform to decision makers of the agricultural sector about the predicting volumes of the crop production.
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FORESTRY AND LIVESTOCK INVESTIGATIONS
Generate scientific knowledge and innovative technologies
and promote them, considering a focus of productive chains which must
integrate the primary producer and the final consumer for the
development of the agricultural sector in Mexico.
6 National investigation centers
81 Experimental fields
The program develops activities for monitoring
crops and agro climatic information at national scale.
It also determines the health condition of the crops
through satellite images with the goal of creating
simulation models of vegetative growth that
estimate the crop yield.
This information allows to anticipate the deficits and excesses in the
production of basic grains with the purpose of fortify the decision-
making of Mexican agriculture
Moving GIS into the Mainstream of Agriculture and Natural
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