Editorial note for the special issue on spatial variation

Editorial note for the special issue on spatial variation Precision Agric (2008) 9:1–2 DOI 10.1007/s11119-008-9060-6 GU EST E DITORI AL R. Kerry Æ M. A. Oliver Published online: 13 March 2008 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008 Spatial variation in crop, weed and soil properties within fields is an important aspect of precision agriculture. This special issue of Precision Agriculture brings together a set of papers based on presentations given at the stimulating Sixth European Conference on Precision Agriculture held on the island of Skiathos, Greece in June 2007. These papers address a variety of important topics on spatial variation in precision agriculture. The first two papers by Wong et al. and Castrignano et al. won awards for the best papers (three in total) given by Springer at the conference. The papers by Kerry and Oliver and Wetterlind et al. relate to the costs of field sampling to characterize spatial variation in soil accurately. This is largely a function of the number of samples that are taken and analyzed. The papers by Inman et al. and Kyaw et al. describe the delineation and use of management zones as a means of site-specific management to provide economic and environmental benefits. The final paper by Tisseyre and McBratney describes an index http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Precision Agriculture Springer Journals

Editorial note for the special issue on spatial variation

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Life Sciences; Agriculture; Soil Science & Conservation; Remote Sensing/Photogrammetry; Statistics for Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Chemistry and Earth Sciences; Atmospheric Sciences
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