This book is
dedicated to the memory of the
innovator, colleague and true
Pierre Robert was born in Liege,
Belgium. After getting his B.S. in Geography and B.S. in Sciences for
Developing Nations at the University of Liege, Belgium, he started his
career as FAO expert Hydrology and Soil Conservation in
Rabat, Morocco. Then, he moved to the USA where he received
his PhD in Soil Sciences at the University of Minnesota in 1982. Pierre
developed his vision for Precision Agriculture as an outgrowth of his
PhD dissertation, and founded the University of Minnesota Precision
Agriculture Center in 1995. Among the numerous honors and awards he was
granted, the most recent and one of the most prestigious was the title
of Fellow: Soil Science Society of America, received just one month
before his untimely accidental death on December 12, 2003.
Computers and Farming: Vision and Reality? - A.
Is ICT Adoption
for Agriculture Still an Important Issue? - E.
Gelb, C. Parker (PDF)
IT Applications in Agriculture: Some Developments and Perspectives – F.
ICT Adoption as an Agricultural Information Dissemination tool – an
historical perspective - M. Harkin (PDF)
Systems - S. Harsh (PDF)
Precision Agriculture – Diffusion of technology - S. Fountas, S.
Blackmore. S. M. Pedersen (PDF)
ICT in Water Supply and Irrigation Management - M. Sne (PDF)
ICT in the Dairy Farming System
- - A. Berman (PDF)
the Benefit from a
Computer in the Milking Parlor
Gelb, Y. Kislev, H. Voet (PDF)
Fruit Tree Models: Scope and Limitations
- E. Goldschmidt, A. Lakso (PDF),
addendum - A. Lakso (PDF)
Me, Crop, How Are You?
– J. R. Lambert (PDF)
AGRIS 1968-1994: Insights
- A personal memoir – A. I. Lebowitz (PDF)
How Can Agricultural
Extension Best Harness
ICTs to Improve Rural Livelihood in
Developing Countries - D.
Internet for Extension in Agriculture
– G. Bonati, E.
Influences Farmers' Computer Use - R.K. Iddings, J. Apps. (PDF)
Adoption in Horticulture: A
comparison to the
EFITA Base line – N. Taragola, E.
A 1997 Agricultural Software Review Perspective – E. Gelb,
G. Bonati, J.L. Carel, J.J. Claustriaux,
P. Jurgens, S. Lehnert,
P. Pasher, J. Kamp, A.M.
Murao, V.Wahl, J.
Nicol, J.A. Nunez,
Butragueno, F. Costa, G. Spoiden, M. Raschas (PDF)
Spillovers in Rural Areas
ICT Adoption review) – E. Gelb, D. Getz, G. Obermann (PDF)
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Adoption as a Tool for
Agricultural Research Coordination and
Information Dissemination - A. Maoz (PDF)
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Contribution to
Broiler Breeding - Y. Eitan (PDF)
Management of Publicly Funded Agricultural Research - E. Gelb, D.
NOA - A Management Information System for the National Dairy and Beef
Herds - E. Ezra (PDF)
EFITA ICT Adoption Questionnaire
The Need and Design of Computerized Farm Management Tools - Lessons
Learned from a Swedish
Case - B. Ohlmer. (PDF)
The Village Knowledge Centers of Pondicherry (An Indian ICT Adoption
case study) - Julian Swindell (PDF)
ICT Adoption Trends in Agriculture: A Summary of the EFITA ICT Adoption Questionnaires (1999 - 2009) - E. Gelb and H. Voet
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for Agricultural Extension - An Overtime Israeli Perspective - E. Gelb, B. Gal, D. Wolfson (PDF)
Technological Innovation Adoption - Constraint Commonalities - Summary of the 2009 EFITA/JIAC plenary session - E. Gelb, A. Auernhammer, P. Wagner, S. Blackmore (PDF)
The EFITA ICT Adoption Questionnaire - 1999-2011
Priority Indicators for the Future - E. Gelb
Author e-mail contact (PDF).
N. Sadeh, Dept. of Agr. Econ. Research, Faculty of Agriculture, Hebrew
to the Center for Agricultural Economic Research