Pierce, F. J. Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Michigan State University, Lansing, Michigan.
Nowak, P. Department of Rural Sociology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin.
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The application of technologies and agronomic principles to manage spatial and temporal variability associated with all aspects of agricultural production for the purpose of improving crop performance and environmental quality. The intent of precision agriculture is to match agricultural inputs and practices to localized conditions within a field (site-specific management) and to improve the accuracy of their application. The finer-scale management of precision agriculture is in contrast to whole-field or whole-farm management strategies, where management decisions and practices are uniformly applied throughout a field or farmstead.
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