Determining the management zones with hierarchic and non-hierarchic clustering methods

https://doi.org/10.17221/34/2013-RAECitation:Galambošová J., Rataj V., Prokeinová R., Prešinská J. (2014): Determining the management zones with hierarchic and non-hierarchic clustering methods. Res. Agr. Eng., 60: S44-S51.
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Delineation of the management zones of a field is commonly used in precision agriculture technology. There are many techniques used to identify management zones. The most used technique is k-means clustering, where the number of clusters is managed by the user. The paper deals with clustering the yield data and electromagnetic data of a 17 ha field using the Ward’s method followed by the k-means clustering method. The cubic clustering criterion was used to determine the number of clusters. Based on results, it can be concluded that it is beneficial to combine the k-means clustering method with the hierarchic method (Ward’s method).
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