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Title: Prospects for geoinformatics-based precision farming in the Savanna River basin, Nigeria
Authors: Rilwani, L.
Ikhuoria, Isi A.
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: International Journal of Remote Sensing, USA.
Series/Report no.: Vol. 32, No. 12;pp. 3539-3549
Abstract: A geoinformatics-based land suitability assessment approach was used to examine the prospect for precision farming in the Savanna River basin in Nigeria. The procedure involved the overlay analysis of land use, land cover characteristics interpreted on Landsat Thematic mapper(TM) imagery and the physio -chemical soil properties and nutrient attributes in line with FAO suitability guidelines and models. The empirical analysis revealed areas of high, moderate and marginal suitability for the cultivation of maize, yam, cassava and oil palm in the basin. The critical advantages of geoinformation science technology for precision farming in a developing economy such as Nigeria were highlighted.
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