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Book: Practical Mathematics for Precision Farming, 2017
Published by: American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America, Inc.

 

As the public and producers becomes more aware of the environmental and economic benefits of precision farming, there has been increased demand for quality training to accurately evaluate spatial variability within fields. Practical Mathematics in Precision Farming provides hand-on training and examples for certified crop consultants (CCAs), farmers, crop consultants, and students (both undergraduate and graduate) on how to conduct to conduct and analyze on-farm studies, write simple programs, use precision techniques to scout for pests and collect soil samples, develop management zones, determine the cost of production, assess the environmental consequences of precision techniques, understand soil test results, and develop site-specific nutrient and plant population algorithms. Using real agronomic examples, the reader is taught the crucial task of managing products and inputs for application at the right rate, place, and time.

Table of Contents



    • Jo Clay
      A Guide to Making Mathematics Practical
      doi:10.2134/practicalmath2016.0115
      Practical Mathematics for Precision Farming, 7-38
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    • Aaron J. Franzen, C. Gregg Carlson, Cheryl L. Reese and David E. Clay
      Simple Programming for Automating Precision Farming Calculations
      doi:10.2134/practicalmath.2017.0023
      Practical Mathematics for Precision Farming, 39-51
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    • David E. Clay, Gary Hatfield and Sharon A. Clay
      An Introduction to Experimental Design and Models
      doi:10.2134/practicalmath2017.0104
      Practical Mathematics for Precision Farming, 52-64
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    • David E. Clay, Terry A. Brase and Graig Reicks
      Mathematics of Longitude and Latitude
      doi:10.2134/practicalmath2016.0111
      Practical Mathematics for Precision Farming, 65-73
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    • Gary Hatfield
      Spatial Statistics
      doi:10.2134/practicalmath2016.0102
      Practical Mathematics for Precision Farming, 75-104
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    • David E. Clay, Clay Robinson and Thomas M. DeSutter
      Soil Sampling and Understanding Soil Test Results for Precision Farming
      doi:10.2134/practicalmath2017.0022
      Practical Mathematics for Precision Farming, 105-121
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    • David E. Clay, Newell R. Kitchen, Emmanuel Byamukama and Stephanie Bruggeman
      Calculations Supporting Management Zones
      doi:10.2134/practicalmath2017.0024
      Practical Mathematics for Precision Farming, 122-135
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    • David E. Clay and T.P. Trooien
      Understanding Soil Water and Yield Variability in Precision Farming
      doi:10.2134/practicalmath2016.0025
      Practical Mathematics for Precision Farming, 136-147
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    • Richard B. Ferguson, Joe D. Luck and Rachel Stevens
      Developing Prescriptive Soil Nutrient Maps
      doi:10.2134/practicalmath2016.0109
      Practical Mathematics for Precision Farming, 149-166
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    • Jiyul Chang, David E. Clay, Brian Arnall and Graig Reicks
      Essential Plant Nutrients, Fertilizer Sources, and Application Rates Calculations
      doi:10.2134/practicalmath2017.0026
      Practical Mathematics for Precision Farming, 167-180
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    • Scott Fausti, Bruce J. Erickson, David E. Clay and C. Gregg Carlson
      Deriving and Using an Equation to Calculate Economic Optimum Fertilizer and Seeding Rates
      doi:10.2134/practicalmath2016.0027
      Practical Mathematics for Precision Farming, 181-189
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    • Scott Fausti and Tong Wang
      Cost of Crop Production
      doi:10.2134/practicalmath2017.0032
      Practical Mathematics for Precision Farming, 191-199
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    • Stephanie A. Bruggeman, Sharon A. Clay, Cheryl L. Reese and C. Gregg Carlson
      Mathematics Associated with Seed Emergence, Plant Population, Stand Uniformity, and Harvest Losses
      doi:10.2134/practicalmath2016.0029
      Practical Mathematics for Precision Farming, 201-207
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    • Sharon A. Clay and Adam Varenhorst
      Estimating Weed and Insect Development, In-Season Yield Losses, and Economic Thresholds
      doi:10.2134/practicalmath2017.0106
      Practical Mathematics for Precision Farming, 208-224
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    • Christopher J. Graham, David E. Clay and Stephanie A. Bruggeman
      Determining the Economic Optimum Rate for Second Polynomial Plateau Models
      doi:10.2134/practicalmath2016.0110
      Practical Mathematics for Precision Farming, 225-230
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    • David E. Clay
      A Site-Specific Fertilizer Program Assessment Using Soil and Nutrient Removal Benchmarks
      doi:10.2134/practicalmath2017.0028
      Practical Mathematics for Precision Farming, 231-239
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    • Cheryl L. Reese and C. Gregg Carlson
      Understanding Grain Moisture Percentage and Nutrient Contents for Precision Grain Management
      doi:10.2134/practicalmath2017.0030
      Practical Mathematics for Precision Farming, 241-245
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    • Clay Robinson
      Calculating the Impacts of Agriculture on the Environment and How Precision Farming Can Reduce These Consequences
      doi:10.2134/practicalmath2017.0108
      Practical Mathematics for Precision Farming, 247-261
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