Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences
College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences
College of Engineering
Precision Agriculture at The Ohio State University

"Precision agriculture is much more than adopting technology, it’s about whole farm management with the goal of optimizing returns to inputs and preserving resources."

The current focus of research in The Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering is to develop precision nutrient management strategies and technology to improve efficiency of fertilizer placement, enable on-farm evaluation. automate machinery functionality, and enhance placement of pesticides and seed. Researchers are also developing and designing precision seeding tools to improve depth control for varying field conditions and identifying the value proposition of both precision agriculture technology and farm data for individual growers.

Three keys to a successful precision ag program at the farm include:

  1. Have a clear objective in mind for the technology adopted and site-specific management practices implemented
  2. Identify who can provide the needed training, support and service
  3. Conduct on-farm research to evaluate your precision ag program

 

Farm of the Future

Demonstrating how cropping systems will change by 2030

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