Site specific farming: A perspective on information needs, benefits and limitations

Bruce C. Atherton, M. T. Morgan, S. A. Shearer, T. S. Stombaugh, A. D. Ward

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Site-specific farming is dependent on having large amounts of reliable data. The gap between acquiring this information and using it effectively in making agricultural management decisions has widened. Collecting only the data that can be used effectively for management decisions is important. In this paper we identify the data needed to make site-specific management decisions, describe traditional and non-traditional data collection methods, discuss how these data might be used in the decision making process, and identify future needs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)455-461
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Soil and Water Conservation
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1999


  • Nutrient management
  • Pest management
  • Precision agriculture
  • Remote sensing
  • Site-specific farming
  • Variable rate application

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Soil Science
  • Nature and Landscape Conservation


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