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Barker  (2008) Today's higher fertilizer prices show even greater savings for precision agriculture.  Describes economic benefits of applying phosphorus and potassium variably based on management zones developed from yield monitor data.

Colvin and Arslan (1999) Yield monitor accuracy.  Provides information about calibration of yield monitors and accuracy of yield monitor data.

Franzen (2009) Economics and environment.  Discusses economic and environmental benefits of applying nitrogen variably based on management zones; found that areas with higher organic matter on lower slopes did not respond to nitrogen which affected amount applied to zones.

Kleinjan et al. (2006) Developing productivity zones from multiple years of yield monitor data.  Describes a techniques of applying yield monitor data quantities and variability to develop "production zones" for precision agriculture purposes.