Determining Research, Education, and Extension Requirements for Application of the Precision Agricultural System in Iran




Reluctance towards implementation of precision agriculture (PA) seems to be based on lack
of consideration to education, extension, and research sectors. The objective of this study is
to identify educational, extensional, and research requirements in application of the PA
system. The research population included all the experts in Qazvin province who are familiar
with PA concepts and PA’s equipments, such as GPS and GIS. The results showed that
offering a practical PA education and preparation of extension programs to introduce PA’s
benefits provide more impact in the extensional requirement, among other variables.
Findings of this article emphasize, again, on key role of the agricultural extension in efficient
implementation of PA.