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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Precision agriculture in the 21st century : geospatial and information technologies in crop management / Committee on Assessing Crop Yield—Site-Specific Farming, Information Systems, and Research Opportunities, Board on Agriculture, National Research Council.

p. cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN 0-309-05893-7 (cloth)

1. Precision farming. I. National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Assessing Crop Yield: Site-Specific Farming, Information Systems, and Research Opportunities.

S494.5.P73P73 1997

338.1'6—dc21 97-45268

CIP

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