Precision Ag definition

The International Society of Precision Agriculture ( ) adopted the following definition of precision agriculture in 2019:

‘Precision Agriculture is a management strategy that gathers, processes and analyzes temporal, spatial and individual data and combines it with other information to support management decisions according to estimated variability for improved resource use efficiency, productivity, quality, profitability and sustainability of agricultural production.’

Topics that are addressed include:

· within-field natural resources variability, including soil and crop variability and characteristics

· managing variability, including sampling techniques and methods, nutrient and crop protection chemicals recommendation and crop quality

· engineering technology, focusing on sensor systems, computational techniques, positioning systems and control systems for site-specific application

· adoption and economics of precision agriculture management

· Environmental coverage including sediments, leaching, runoff and drainage related to within-field spatial variability.

  • Presents the most innovative results emerging from research in the field of precision agriculture
  • Provides an effective forum for disseminating original and fundamental research and experience in this rapidly advancing field
  • Submissions are encouraged on measurement, management, technology and impact of spatial variability at the within-field scale
  • 100% of authors who answered a survey reported that they would definitely publish or probably publish in the journal again
  • John Stafford,
  • James M. Lowenberg-DeBoer
Publishing model
Hybrid. Open Choice – What is this?
Impact factor: 3.356 (2018)
Five year impact factor: 3.520 (2018)
Submission to first decision: 88 days
Acceptance to publication: 10 days
Downloads: 115,608 (2018)


Journal updates

See all updates


Note this is only the net price. Taxes will be calculated during checkout.
  • Immediate online access
  • Full Journal access includes all articles
  • Downloadable in PDF
  • Subscription expires 12/31/2019


About this journal

Electronic ISSN
Print ISSN
Abstracted and indexed in
  3. Biological Abstracts
  4. CAB Abstracts
  5. Current Contents/ Agriculture, Biology & Environmental Sciences
  6. EBSCO Academic Search
  7. EBSCO Agriculture Plus
  8. EBSCO Biomedical Reference Collection
  9. EBSCO Discovery Service
  10. EBSCO Energy & Power Source
  11. EBSCO Engineering Source
  12. EBSCO Food Science Source
  13. EBSCO STM Source
  14. EMBiology
  15. Elsevier Biobase
  16. Gale
  17. Gale Academic OneFile
  18. Gale InfoTrac
  19. Geobase
  20. Google Scholar
  21. INSPEC
  22. Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China
  23. Japanese Science and Technology Agency (JST)
  24. Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition
  25. Meta
  26. Naver
  27. OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service
  28. ProQuest ABI/INFORM
  29. ProQuest Agricultural & Environmental Science Database
  30. ProQuest Business Premium Collection
  31. ProQuest Central
  32. ProQuest Environment Abstracts (Module)
  33. ProQuest Environmental Science
  34. ProQuest Natural Science Collection
  35. ProQuest SciTech Premium Collection
  36. ProQuest Science Database
  37. ProQuest-ExLibris Primo
  38. ProQuest-ExLibris Summon
  39. SCImago
  40. SCOPUS
  41. Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch)
Copyright information

Rights and permissions

Springer Nature policies

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature