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Future Directions of Precision Agriculture

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Precision Agriculture is advancing but not as fast as predicted 5 years ago. The development of proper decision-support systems for implementing precision decisions remains a major stumbling block to adoption. Other critical research issues are discussed, namely, insufficient recognition of temporal variation, lack of whole-farm focus, crop quality assessment methods, product tracking and environmental auditing. A generic research programme for precision agriculture is presented. A typology of agriculture countries is introduced and the potential of each type for precision agriculture discussed.

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Invited paper, 7th International Conference on Precision Agriculture, Minneapolis, USA, July 2004.

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McBratney, A., Whelan, B., Ancev, T. et al. Future Directions of Precision Agriculture. Precision Agric 6, 7–23 (2005).

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