California & Chile to Co-Host Webinar on Precision Agriculture

Sensors that tell growers how much water to use, drones that can fly over operations and assess the health of crops, real-time data at the fingertips of farmers.
 
It’s not science fiction—it’s the future of agriculture.
 
In an attempt to streamline operations, increase sustainability, and improve climate resiliency, California farmers are embracing precision agriculture technology. Also known as “smart farming,” precision agriculture uses the latest technological innovations to produce more food while using less resources.
 
But California farmers are not the only ones adopting this technology. Nearly 6,000 miles away, farmers, academics, and public officials in Chile are also actively exploring opportunities in precision agriculture.
 
As some of the world’s largest wine producers, Chile and California share a number of similarities. They both enjoy Mediterranean climate ecosystems. They both have struggled with prolonged drought. And most importantly, both California and Chile are committed to implementing climate smart agricultural practices.
 
In an effort to share best practices, exchange information, and learn more about the potential of precision agriculture, the California Department of Food and Agriculture will host a climate smart webinar, titled California & Chile: Opportunities for Precision Agriculture in Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation.
 
This free webinar brings together farmers, research scientists, and government representatives from Chile and California to discuss the role precision technology can play in mitigating the impacts of climate change and improve on-farm efficiency. The webinar will be held on October 30 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
 
 
California continues to work in collaboration with international partners to foster knowledge-sharing partnerships to address climate change impacts on agriculture. This webinar is the seventh in a series of international discussions focusing on climate smart agriculture. For more information, contact Jaydeep Singh at Jaydeep.bhatia@cdfa.ca.gov
 
 
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This article was submitted by the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Office of Public Affairs. 
 
View the original post on the CDFA blog Planting Seeds.

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