11 Aug 2011

Universities encourage precision agriculture system

1:42 pm on 11 August 2011

Massey and Lincoln University are looking at working together to increase the uptake by farmers of precision agriculture, and to identify what research projects they can do together.

The concept is based around creating practical land management solutions through the use of precision technology tools such as sensors which capture the rate and quality of pasture growth.

Massey University Professor Ian Yule says a conference being held in Christchurch on Thursday will hear from farmers who've substantially improved their productivity by using precision agriculture.