The use of yield-level management zones (MZs) has demonstrated high potential for site-specific management of crop inputs in traditional row crops. Two approaches were use: all variables approach (all_Var) and stable variables approach (sta_Var). In each approach, variables selected had significant correlation with yield, while all redundant and non-autocorrelated variables were discarded. Two fields were use in this study: Field 1 (17.0 ha soybean field located in Cascavel, Paraná, Brazil); and Field 2 (35.0 ha corn field located in Wiggins, Colorado, US.). Two, three, four, and five MZs were created using fuzzy c-means clustering technique. The proposed methodology for define MZs is simple and allowed create good-quality MZs. It also founded that not-stable-over-time variables are not useful to define MZs.
Key words: Precision agriculture, spatial variability, fuzzy clustering, autocorrelation, cross-correlation.
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