Introduction to Precision Agriculture

  • Latief Ahmad
  • Syed Sheraz Mahdi


The introductory chapter provides information about basics of accuracy, precision, and precision agriculture. The chapter gives an insight of what precision and accuracy are in measurement, their differences, and use. Precision agriculture is a now a term utilized all through farming frameworks around the world. But what do we mean by “precision agriculture”? This chapter offers a background to the evolution of precision agriculture, the principle philosophy and goals of a precision agriculture management strategy, and some of the steps required to adopt precision agriculture in cropping systems.


Accuracy Precision Precision agriculture History Objectives Variability Smart farming technologies SSCM 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Latief Ahmad
    • 1
  • Syed Sheraz Mahdi
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of AgronomySher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of KashmirSrinagarIndia

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