Technologies that seek to optimize agricultural production through the management of field variability.
Precision agriculture (PA) is defined as a set of technologies that seek to optimize agricultural production through the management of the variability (spatial and temporal) of crop production factors.
These technologies are installed in field machinery (depending on the work on a tractor-implement, harvester and even in a traction vehicle) to carry out in a more detailed way the work of topographic survey, leveling, preparation, furrowing, mechanized seeding, fertilization and harvest, depending on the characteristics within a lot.
Examples of these technologies are the autoguide system (autopilot), precision fertilization (fixed rate or varied rate), precision leveling, GNSS topography kits, depth sensors and productivity maps, among others.
Cenicaña's research on precision agriculture is aimed at the technical and economic evaluation of these technologies together with mills and growers.