International Ag Tech
Thu, Jul 19, 2018
10:20am to 11:00am
This presentation covers the current status of precision agriculture adoption in Argentina as well as the main challenges, opportunities and problems developments in its implementation during the last years. Projection and recent developments will also be discussed.
Dr. Fernando O. Garcia is Regional Director of the Latin America-Southern Cone program of the International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI).
He develops research and educational programs on soil fertility, fertilizer use and management, and crop production at Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay at Uruguay. His main interest is the efficient use of nutrients, following the 4Rs Nutrient Stewardship concepts, in ecologically intensified cropping systems.
Dr. Garcia holds a BS degree in Agronomy from the University of Buenos Aires (Argentina), and MS and PhD degrees in Soil Fertility/Microbiology from Kansas State University (Manhattan, Kansas, USA).
Prior to joining IPNI, Dr. García was research agronomist with INTA (National Institute of Agriculture Technology) at the Balcarce Experimental Station in southern Buenos Aires and Assistant Professor of the National University of Mar del Plata at Balcarce.
Ricardo Melchiori, is a researcher of National Institute of Agriculture Technology, (INTA) at Parana Experimental Station.
Ricardo holds a BS degree in Agronomy from the University of Entre Rios, Paraná (Argentina), and MS in Crop Production from National University of Mar del Plata, (Balcarce, Buenos Aires, Argentina).
He develop research and extension activities in soil fertility and crop management in the team of Precision Agriculture Project of INTA. His area of interest is the site-specific nutrients management in wheat and corn, and also the development of remote sensing application for the management of fertilization.