Overview Farming and agriculture
might seem like low-tech enterprises, but these industries have benefited
from computerization more than the casual observer might think.
Farmers--both professional and hobbyists--benefit from online resources
such as seed estimators and pest information sites. Professional farmers
can use revenue estimators to help them plan which crops will produce the
highest profits based on weather patterns, soil types, and current market
values. Follow the below links to learn more about computers and
General Information Visit the Prince
Edward Island Forestry and Agriculture Information Center's Web site here.
The Alberta Agriculture Web site includes information on a variety of
agricultural topics-- check it out at this
link. The US Department of Agriculture maintains a Web site containing
agricultural information, links to related pages, and copies of press
releases at this
Specific Links The following links
lead to more information about computers and agriculture.
- Read about how
technology is used in milk production here.
- CowChip$ is software
package designed to improve cow herds and increase revenues. Check it
out at this
- Find links to farm
resources, chat boards, classified advertisements, and other
farm-related information at this
- The National Gardening
Organization has information for both professional farmers and
hobbyists. Visit its Web site here.
- Interested in organic
gardening? Check out this
- Read about a GIS
application for farmland assessment at this
- Satellite land imagery
can be used to predict what kinds of plants will grow well in a
particular area. Look at satellite pictures and read about how they're
produced and who uses them at both www.satimagingcorp.com/svc/agriculture.html
- Chat with farmers and
other people interested in agricultural topics at www.agforum.info.
- Browse through
descriptions and reviews of agricultural software at this
Google search page.
- Read about alternative
farming techniques at this
Additional Links Check out pictures
of farms taken by a camera attached to a kite at this
link. Looking for software to help you plan a garden or grow flowers?
Check out this
Yahoo search page.