There is little doubt that agriculture is indispensable for the continued survival of humanity. Technological advances over the centuries have increased productivity and improved food quality. Agricultural chemicals developed in recent decades have brought significant benefits in crop production, sustaining an explosive growth in world population. That trend continues even now, with new technologies such as the agricultural Internet of Things (IoT) aiming to support higher productivity and crop quality. However, the downside of agricultural expansion and population growth is the undeniably negative impact of intensive farming on the environment. This threatens not only sustainable crop production, but also the climate—through emissions of global warming gases such as methane and nitrous oxide—and water resources. For agriculture to be sustainable, it is necessary to take immediate action at the farm level by practicing environmental conservation. The integration of scientific knowledge from ecology and plant biology with agricultural IoT technologies has the potential to support the dual goals of higher productivity and food quality, and to stimulate the spread of more ecoefficient and earth-friendly farming practices. The webinar will address these issues, with a focus on new agricultural IoT technologies, using rice production as an example.
During the webinar, viewers will:
- Hear about current environmental burdens caused by agricultural expansion
- Learn what solutions are available to reduce environmental burdens by applying scientific expertise and new green technologies
- Be introduced to examples of novel agricultural technologies and their real-world application and performance
- Have an opportunity to have their questions answered during the live broadcast!
This webinar will last for approximately 60 minutes.
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