Precision Agriculture Technologies

Status in the US, and Implementation in the Brazilian Cerrado
Dr. Jose Hernandez
Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 3:00pm

Precision agriculture technologies and precision crop management continues to evolve around the world. Brazil’s emergence as a primary global agricultural producer is often credited to production expansion into soils of the Brazilian savannah or “Cerrado.” These soils are, however, deficient in important nutrients and prone to degradation, requiring input-intensive processes that suggest a potential for site-specific crop management.

In this seminar we will discuss: (1) The status of precision technologies in the US (CropLife/Purdue Precision Ag Survey,) (2) FarmersEdge approach to precision agriculture, and (3) the implementation of site-specific crop management practices in 27,000 ha in the Brazilian “Cerrado.”