IPS – An Information Production System for Precision Farming
Authors: Julia Friedrich, Stephan Klingner, Michael Becker, Martin Schneider
Journal Title: Landtechnik
ISSN: 0023-8082 (Online)
Publisher: Kuratorium für Technik und Bauwesen in der Landwirtschaft e. V.
To optimize the process of base fertilisation in the context of Precision Farming, IT support for the corresponding service processes was developed as part of a research project. Applying the methods of service engineering, a software system that supports an efficient and transparent service provision was developed in the IPS project (Information Production System for Precision Farming). The paper shows the methodological approach of the project, the potential for innovation of the developed software system and discusses the results. Thereby, the findings presented in this paper can be regarded as an exemplary application of service engineering which may also be advantageous for similar service-orientated agricultural sectors.
Illustration Photo: Farm worker Derek Search powers an ATV across fields at Forage Systems Research Center. The ATV is equipped with sonar reading sensors that measure pasture growth. The data is ran through a computer that allows producers to manage nutrient applications. (credits: Kyle Spradley / University of Missouri / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC 2.0))