Friday, January 20, 2006

German science workshop news critical of precision agriculture performance

A German soil science research center reports that Precision Agriculture has not delivered on promised benefits, stating:
...worse are the actually reported effects of ..."Precision Agriculture" (PA) ...on N efficiency. Still after 15 years of implementation no results proving consistent increases in yields or decreased fertilizer application are available. Quite the contrary: some of the techniques developed in PA may even decrease fertilizer N efficiency...
The Federal Agricultural Research Center (FAL) - Institute of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science's workshop, Options for reducing the nitrogen surplus in plant production, has individual presentation pdf files available, including the one on PA.

1 comment:

Philip Small said...

The name of the workshop is "Roadmaps to more N efficiency" - "Options.." appears to be simply the title of the press release.