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User-Technological Index of Precision Agriculture

J. Jarolímek, M. Stočes, J. Masner, J. Vaněk, P. Šimek, J. Pavlík, J. Rajtr
DOI: 10.7160/aol.2017.090106
Agris on-line Papers in Economics and Informatics, no 1/2017, March


Jarolímek, J., Stočes, M., Masner, J., Vaněk, J., Šimek, P., Pavlík, J. and Rajtr, J. (2017) “User-Technological Index of Precision Agriculture", AGRIS on-line Papers in Economics and Informatics, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 69 - 75. ISSN 1804-1930. DOI 10.7160/aol.2017.090106.



Abstract
User-Technological Index of Precision Agriculture (UTIPA) is a comprehensive system based on mutual sharing of opinions and experience within community of people related to precision agriculture - farmers, technology suppliers and researchers. The main benefit of UTIPA is the possibility to use the calculated index level for particular technology (method) for precision agriculture and compare it to other technology with regards to different users, crops, regions etc. It evaluates the principle of a technology but does not take into account concrete products, brands or manufacturers. The index has significance for the presentation of the potential of precision agriculture, development planning and especially for the connection between technological innovativeness and usefulness for practice.

The entire solution includes the methodology for the collection, processing and presentation of data and software and is available via a Web interface for all common device platforms. Anyone who has interest in precision agriculture and contributes their knowledge can use the collected data.

Keywords
Precision agriculture, technological sophistication, user accessibility, knowledge sharing.

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