Design of an Identification System for Crop Monitoring as First Step to Implementing Precision Agriculture Technology: The Case of African Palm

  • Jose Cruzado Jimenez
  • Katherine Andrea Cuartas CastroEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 1027)


The use of emerging technologies brings multiple benefits to the agricultural sector, not only at an economic level, but also in reference to sustainability and the use of natural resources. Some technological systems make it possible to, among others things, improve the monitoring process of crops through (1) the identification of pests and diseases in plants to implement corrective and preventive measures, (2) the planning of different activities and crop rotation times such as planting, collection, pollination, etc. having a direct impact on the product quality, the crop useful life, its productivity and the producer income. In Colombia, the monitoring of extensive crops such as African palm (465,985 ha) is still manually done, therefore this work proposes a prototype identification system, designed and validates to provide data to an information system for the monitoring of each plants in African palm crops as a starting point (data collection) to implement precision agriculture in this agro sector.


Precision agriculture African palm Crop productivity Near field communication 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jose Cruzado Jimenez
    • 1
  • Katherine Andrea Cuartas Castro
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of EngineeringDistrict University Francisco Jose de CaldasBogotaColombia
  2. 2.Department of Master on Business AdministrationNational University of KaohsiungKaohsiung CityTaiwan

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