Vol.6, No.2, May 2017.                                                                                                              ISSN: 2217-8309

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TEM Journal



Association for Information Communication Technology Education and Science

Determination of Buffer-Zones using Agricultural Information System


Canan Eren Atay, Peter Ayebare


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Citation Information: TEM Journal. Volume 6, Issue 2, Pages 363-371, ISSN 2217-8309, DOI: 10.18421/TEM62-23, May 2017.




The estimation of agricultural yield is a challenging and essential task for every farmer. In most countries worldwide, above 70% of the population practice and depend upon agriculture for their lives and livehoods. In attempts to increase agricultural productivity, farmers often apply pesticides excessively. This practice has led to problems with spray drift, along with many others, a process by which liquid sprays are transported and cause harm to adjacent crops and other non-target areas. Although investigation has also been directed toward pesticide drift caused by agents such as wind, boom height, and driving speed, this effort has thus been insufficient. Therefore, our research focuses on modelling to account for these factors to create buffer zones around crops to spray drift during pesticide application. We employed a GIS model to capture spray area points. Spray drift distances calculated with values representing the aforementioned agents are appended to these geographic points of the farm to establish a buffer zone area.


Keywords – Buffer zone, GIS, pesticide application, spatial-temporal, spray drift.



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