Precision Agriculture, 4, 137, 2003
2003 Kluwer Academic Publishers. Manufactured in The Netherlands.
Editorial Vol. 4 No. 2
The 3rd European Conference on Precision Agriculture took place in Montpellier, France
in 2001. Of all the many papers presented at that conference, a number have been updated
and added to with new results and analyses. Some are published in this issue, together
with two papers that originated from the 2nd European Conference. Another Special
Issue devoted to ECPA will follow.
The two international conferences on precision agriculture (ECPA and Minneapolis)
that are staged in alternate years, are providing a much needed platform for presenting
new scientific material, disseminating information on application of the concept,
publicising new commercial developments for producers and networking in a multi-
disciplinary environment. It is good that the Journal can have a symbiotic relationship
with these two conferences, providing a refereed publication channel for some of the
good material that is presented.
The next European Conference (4ECPA) will be held in Berlin in the same month that
this issue is publishedÐJune 2003. I fully anticipate that material from that conference
will appear in this Journal in due course.
Dr John V. Stafford