AI3021 Syllabus - It In Agricultural System - 2021 Regulation - Open Elective | Anna University

AI3021 Syllabus - It In Agricultural System - 2021 Regulation - Open Elective | Anna University

AI3021

IT IN AGRICULTURAL SYSTEM

 L T P C

3003

COURSE OBJECTIVES:
• To introduce the students to areas of agricultural systems in which IT and computers play a major role.
• To also expose the students to IT applications in precision farming, environmental control systems, agricultural systems management and weather prediction models.

UNIT I

PRECISION FARMING

9

Precision agriculture and agricultural management – Ground based sensors, Remote sensing, GPS, GIS and mapping software, Yield mapping systems, Crop production modeling.

UNIT II

ENVIRONMENT CONTROL SYSTEMS

9

Artificial light systems, management of crop growth in greenhouses, simulation of CO2 consumption in greenhouses, on-line measurement of plant growth in the greenhouse, models of plant production and expert systems in horticulture.


UNIT III

AGRICULTURAL SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT

9

Agricultural systems - managerial overview, Reliability of agricultural systems, Simulation of crop growth and field operations, Optimizing the use of resources, Linear programming, Project scheduling, Artificial intelligence and decision support systems.

UNIT IV

WEATHER PREDICTION MODELS

9

Importance of climate variability and seasonal forecasting, Understanding and predicting world’s climate system, Global climatic models and their potential for seasonal climate forecasting, General systems approach to applying seasonal climate forecasts.

UNIT V

E-GOVERNANCE IN AGRICULTURAL SYSTEMS

9

Expert systems, decision support systems, Agricultural and biological databases, e-commerce, e- business systems & applications, Technology enhanced learning systems and solutions, e- learning, Rural development and information society.

TOTAL: 45 PERIODS

COURSE OUTCOME:
CO1: The students shall be able to understand the applications of IT in remote sensing applications such as Drones etc.
CO2: The students will be able to get a clear understanding of how a greenhouse can be automated and its advantages.
CO3: The students will be able to apply IT principles and concepts for management of field operations.
CO4: The students will get an understanding about weather models, their inputs and applications.
CO5: The students will get an understanding of how IT can be used for e-governance in agriculture.

TEXT BOOKS:
1. National Research Council, “Precision Agriculture in the 21st Century”, National Academies Press, Canada, 1997.
2. H. Krug, Liebig, H.P. “International Symposium on Models for Plant Growth, Environmental Control and Farm Management in Protected Cultivation”, 1989.

REFERENCES:
1. Peart, R.M., and Shoup, W. D., “Agricultural Systems Management”, Marcel Dekker, New York, 2004.
2. Hammer, G.L., Nicholls, N., and Mitchell, C., “Applications of Seasonal Climate”, Springer, Germany, 2000.

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