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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Precision Agriculture
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Precision Agriculture Systems research at CSWQRU focuses on

  • acquiring new knowledge about spatial variability of soil landscapes;
  • developing and evaluating sensing technology and data interpretation methods for soil, site, and yield variability within fields; and
  • studying the environmental and profitability implications of site-specific management systems.
  • Yield mapping has shown that crop yields within a single field generally vary by a factor of two or more, primarily due to variations in plant available soil moisture.

    Read more about our research on precision agriculture systems in the March 2007 issue of Agricultural Research, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's science magazine.

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    Last Modified: 6/8/2011
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