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1. (WO2019025271) A HAND HELD DEVICE FOR ECONOMIC AGRICULTURAL MANAGEMENT
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Claims:

1. A hand held device (10) for economic agricultural management, comprising:

an input unit (20);

- a processing unit (30);

a transmitter (40);

a receiver (50); and

an output unit (60);

wherein, the input unit is configured to enable a user of the device to provide agricultural information relating to a field, wherein the agricultural information comprises information on at least one crop;

wherein, the processing unit is configured to utilize the transmitter to transmit information comprising the agricultural information relating to the field;

wherein, the processing unit is configured to utilize the receiver to receive agricultural data that comprises economic information relating to the at least one crop;

wherein, the processing unit is configured to determine economic agricultural management information on the basis of the agricultural data; and

wherein, the output unit is configured to output the economic agricultural management information to the user of the device.

2. Device according to claim 1, wherein the device comprises a GPS unit (70), and wherein the processing unit is configured to determine at least one geographical location of the field, the determination comprising utilisation of the GPS unit, and wherein the information transmitted by the transmitter comprises the at least one geographical location of the field.

3. Device according to claim 2, wherein determination of the at least one geographical location of the field comprises at least one movement of the GPS unit.

4. Device according to claim 3, wherein the at least one movement comprises the device being moved around at least one boundary of the field.

5. Device according to claim 4, wherein the at least one movement comprises the device being moved around all of the boundaries of the field.

6. Device according to any of claims 1-5, wherein the device comprises a camera (80), wherein the camera is configured to enable the user to acquire at least one image relating to the at least one crop, and wherein the information transmitted by the transmitter comprises the at least one image relating to the at least one crop.

7. Device according to claim 6, wherein the at least one image relating to the at least one crop comprises an image of the at least one crop.

8. Device according to any of claims 1-7, wherein the economic information relating to the at least one crop comprises pricing information relating to the at least one crop.

9. Device according to any of claims 1-7, wherein the input unit is configured to enable the user of the device to input an information request relating to the at least one crop, and wherein determination of the economic agricultural management information comprises utilisation of the information request relating to the at least one crop.

10. Device according to any of claims 1-9, wherein the economic agricultural management information comprises one or more of: what crop to sow; when to sow the crop; when to harvest the crop; when to sell the crop; where to sell the crop; what price is expected for the crop; whether to harvest and sell in stages and where to then sell the harvested crops; what to do to improve the quality and/or yield of the crop and what effect this has on the expected financial return for the crop; and whether to use a fertilizer, a herbicide and/or an insecticide and what effect this has on the expected financial return for the crop.

11. A method (100) for economic agricultural management using a hand held device, comprising:

a) providing (1 10) by a user of the device agricultural information relating to a field, wherein the agricultural information comprises information on at least one crop; c) transmitting (120), using a transmitter of the device, information comprising the agricultural information relating to the field;

d) receiving (130), using a receiver of the device, agricultural data that comprises economic information relating to the at least one crop;

e) determining (140), using a processing unit of the device; economic agricultural management information on the basis of the agricultural data; and

f) outputting (150), using an output unit of the device, the economic agricultural management information to the user of the device.

12. Method according to claim 11, wherein the device comprises a GPS unit, and wherein step a) comprises determining at least one geographical location of the field, the determination comprising utilisation of the GPS unit, and wherein the information transmitted by the transmitter comprises the at least one geographical location of the field.

13. Method according to any of claims 11-12, wherein the device comprises a camera, wherein step a) comprises the user acquiring at least one image relating to the at least one crop using the camera, and wherein in step c) the information transmitted by the transmitter comprises the at least one image relating to the at least one crop.

14. Method according to any of claims 11-13, wherein method comprises step b) inputting (160) by the user, via an input unit of the device, an information request relating to the at least one crop, and wherein step e) comprises utilisation of the information request relating to the at least one crop.

15. A computer program element for controlling a device according to any of claims 1 to 10, which when executed by a processor is configured to carry out the method of any of claims 11-14.