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Precision agriculture

PLOS publishes a broad range of Open interdisciplinary precision agriculture research that is essential to the wider understanding, advancement and adoption of precision agriculture practices and technology.

Discover precision agriculture research from PLOS

PLOS’ precision agriculture research explores and assesses the very latest agricultural technologies. Whether in controlled environments or directly in the field, our research highlights new methods and technologies for agricultural surveillance and intervention, such as sensors and chemical testing, or high-tech farm machinery and machine learning that measures, analyses, and improves crop yield, soil quality, and animal husbandry practices.

These efforts are fundamental to guaranteeing food security and sustainable crop production in the context of rising demand and increasingly challenging farming environments.

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Research spotlights

As a leading publisher in the field, these articles showcase research that has influenced academia, industry and/or policy.

Further environmental science reading and insights

PLOS publishes a broad range of inter-disciplinary research in environmental science, spanning multiple journals, disciplines, and regions. Uncover further curated research and insights in the following fields:

Read the latest research developments in your field

Study the latest insights, technologies, and strategies that are shaping the global agricultural landscape and helping drive sustainable, efficient farming practices.

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14,898 authors from 131 countries chose PLOS to publish their precision agriculture research* 

Reaching a global audience, this research has received over 4,000 news and blog mentions

Research in this field has been cited 80,259 times
after authors published in a PLOS journal*

Related PLOS research Collections

Covering a connected body of work and evaluated by leading experts in their respective fields, our Collections make it easier to delve deeper into specific research topics from across the breadth of the PLOS portfolio.

Check out our highlighted PLOS research Collections:

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Related journals in precision agriculture

We provide a platform for precision agriculture research across various PLOS journals, allowing interdisciplinary researchers to examine smart farming techniques through various academic lenses, enabling a more collaborative and holistic understanding of precision agriculture worldwide.

*Data source: Web of Science. © Copyright Clarivate 2023 | January 2004 – December 2023
^Data source: | January 2004 – December 2023

Breaking boundaries. Empowering researchers. Opening science.

PLOS is a nonprofit, Open Access publisher empowering researchers to accelerate progress in science and medicine by leading a transformation in research communication.

Open Access

All PLOS journals are fully Open Access, which means the latest published research is immediately available for all to learn from, share, and reuse with attribution. No subscription fees, no delays, no barriers.

Leading responsibly

PLOS is working to eliminate financial barriers to Open Access publishing, facilitate diversity and broad participation of voices in knowledge-sharing, and ensure inclusive policies shape our journals. We’re committed to openness and transparency, whether it’s peer review, our data policy, or sharing our annual financial statement with the community.

Breaking boundaries in Open Science

We push the boundaries of “Open” to create a more equitable system of scientific knowledge and understanding. All PLOS articles are backed by our Data Availability policy, and encourage the sharing of preprints, code, protocols, and peer review reports so that readers get more context.


PLOS journals publish research from every discipline across science and medicine and related social sciences. Many of our journals are interdisciplinary in nature to facilitate an exchange of knowledge across disciplines, encourage global collaboration, and influence policy and decision-making at all levels

Community expertise

Our Editorial Boards represent the full diversity of the research and researchers in the field. They work in partnership with expert peer reviewers to evaluate each manuscript against the highest methodological and ethical standards in the field.

Rigorous peer review

Our rigorous editorial screening and assessment process is made up of several stages. All PLOS journals use anonymous peer review by default, but we also offer authors and reviewers options to make the peer review process more transparent.

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