An Economic Analysis of Precision Agriculture on Pastureland in Monroe County, WV

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 2004: $4,000.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2004
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $10,435.00
Region: Northeast
State: West Virginia
Project Leader:


  • Agronomic: clovers
  • Animals: bovine


  • Crop Production: nutrient cycling, application rate management
  • Farm Business Management: whole farm planning
  • Soil Management: soil analysis

    Proposal summary:

    The use of technology for data collection, conversion of data to soil fertility maps, and site-specific nutrient applicators have resulted in the development of precision agriculture. This project will evaluate if the adoption of this technology will benefit the producer when used on pastureland. Outreach will be through presentations and publications.

    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.