What’s Still Needed For Remote Sensing

Chuck ZimmermanAg Group, Audio, ICPA, Remote sensing

The first of the two keynote speakers at the International Conference on Precision Agriculture is Dr. David Mulla, University of Minnesota. Dr. Mulla is a past chair of the conference btw. His topic was “Key Advances and Remaining Knowledge Gaps in Remote Sensing for Precision Agriculture.” So he talked about what we know and what we don’t know. It’s clear from his remarks that there is still a world of opportunity in the area of precision agriculture.

Dr. Mulla’s presentation is packed full of terminology that any agnerd will love. I heard quite a few I was not familiar with like SPAD meters, cokriging and more. When it comes to his conclusions about what is still needed in this area he mentions how we have managed crops by field but now the “Challenge is to manage individual plants in real time.” Can you imagine that for let’s say 1,000 acres of corn?

Listen to or download Dr. Mulla’s remarks here: [wpaudio url=”http://zimmcomm.biz/icpa/icpa-12-mulla.mp3″ text=”Remarks by Dr. David Mulla”]

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