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Research article - Peer-reviewed, 2015

Some considerations about the development and implementation process of a new agricultural decision support system for site-specific fertilisation

Lundström, Christina; Lindblom, Jessica; Ljung, Magnus; Jonsson, Anders;

Abstract

Precision agriculture provides important routes toward a more sustainable agriculture. Many farmers have the necessary technology to operate site-specifically, but they do not use it in practice, and available IT systems are not used to their full potential. This paper discusses how to reduce the so-called ‘implementation problem’ in order to improve the ongoing development process of a webbased fertilization project in Sweden. The intention of the project is to apply a participatory design approach, and some pitfalls on starting to use this approach in the development and implementation process are identified as well as some suggestions on how to reduce them.

Published in


Book title: Precision agriculture '15
ISBN: 978-90-8686-267-2, eISBN: 978-90-8686-814-8
Publisher: Wageningen Academic Publishers

Authors' information

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Urban and Rural Development
Lindblom, Jessica
University of Skövde
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Ortskansli Skara
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Soil and Environment

UKÄ Subject classification

Agricultural Science

Publication Identifiers

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3920/978-90-8686-814-8_54

URI (permanent link to this page)

https://res.slu.se/id/publ/65601