Precision Agric (2009) 10:488–489 DOI 10.1007/s11119-009-9145-x EDITORIAL Editorial for special issue of papers on the German Preagro project Margaret A. Oliver John Stafford Published online: 1 November 2009 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009 In Europe, precision agriculture (PA) is no longer regarded as a new technology. Well run farming enterprises are applying components of this technology to develop comprehensive databases, to enhance management procedures and to increase the economic efﬁciency of arable crop production. Major research is however still required. This special issue con- tains four papers on a major German research project in PA. The scientiﬁc co-ordinator of the project, Dr Armin Werner, comments: ‘‘Over the past few years, a German joint research project—preagro—(www.preagro.de) has studied the basics, the agronomic and technical demands as well as the general pre- requisites for crop management in precision agriculture. The project was funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF, Bonn). It has covered the whole process of developing a technology, implementing it on farms and assessing the economic and ecological impacts. As a consequence of the involvement of stakeholders on farms, software and equipment companies and government, the integrated research has been trans- and inter-disciplinary. With on-farm experiments
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