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Research Project: Sustainable Intensification of Grain and Biomass Cropping Systems using a Landscape-Based GxExM Approach

Location: Cropping Systems and Water Quality Research

Title: An introduction to precision agriculture

item SHANNON, D - University Of Missouri
item CLAY, D - South Dakota State University
item Sudduth, Kenneth - Ken

Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 11/15/2017
Publication Date: 5/15/2018
Citation: Shannon, D.K., Clay, D., Sudduth, K.A. 2018. An introduction to precision agriculture. In: Shannon, D.K., Clay, D.E., and Kitchen, N.R. editors. Precision Agriculture Basics. Madison, WI: ASA, CSSA, and SSSA. p. 1-12. doi:10.2134/precisionagbasics.2016.0084.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Precision farming is a technology that can be used to improve profitability while reducing the impact of agriculture on the environment. The goal of this chapter is to summarize topics to be discussed in more detail in the following chapters. Precision farming is based on the use of information and science- based decision tools to improve productivity and profitability. Many farmers using precision farming rely on on-farm testing to fine tune recommendations.