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Detailed assessment of precision agriculture (farmers) and agri-business expectations in terms of remote sensing information for Spain

Summary:

Assessment of the potential use of remote sensing information by farmers in Spain has resulted in several conclusions:
-. There are great differences in cereal growing patterns between Spain and other European countries, especially in terms of productivity and management. These differences determine a low need for RS information for cereal growers in Spain, except for big, irrigated farms.
- . Although cereals are the most important crop in terms of surface area, other crops such as vegetables and fruit trees become the most important in terms of agrarian final output.
-. Further development of RS products in Spain should aim at these more profitable crops, since there would be enough interest, both technical and economic, for the development and use of RS for these crops.
-. One of the most important sectors in agri-business in Spain is the insurance companies, whose main interest concerning RS products would be in products which could aid in yield predictions and damage assessments.

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