Topographical data for delineation of agricultural management zones.

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The aim of this study was to delineate management zones by using topographical data, and to investigate how these management zones relate to soil parameters and yield. Elevation, as well as soil and yield data, were sampled in the field. Digital elevation models have been created, and the topographical parameters of slope, aspect and drainage area, estimated. Management zones have been delineated by the use of threshold values and filtering. Significant differences between the zones with respect to organic matter, clay content, phosphorus, pH, potassium, magnesium and yield have been found. The results indicate that topographical data can be used delineate agricultural management zones in central Sweden.


Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Physical Geography


  • GIS, topographical data, management zones
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Fifth European Conference on Precision Agriculture
EditorsJohn Stafford
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Publication categoryResearch