InfoAg 2017 Presentation
 
Presentations
Nitrogen Management

Regency C
Tue, Jul 25, 2017
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Nitrogen Management (repeat)

Regency C
Tue, Jul 25, 2017
3:40 PM to 5:40 PM

 

Nitrogen holds the first rank among all essential nutrients applied to the crops worldwide. The invention of synthetic Nitrogen fertilizer over a century back (early 1900s) led to dramatic increase in grain yields and global green-revolution. Yet after a >100 years of progress we haven’t attained the level of 50% global nitrogen use efficiency. I cannot think of any other operation or process in agricultural industry that tolerates 50% or lower efficiency rates. We have long ways to go in achieving 5-R Precision Stewardship. What would it take? Can data-driven nitrogen management be the solution? This presentation will provide a holistic approach to Past, Present, and the Future of Nitrogen management.

Speaker
Raj Khosla
Professor of Precision Agriculture
Colorado State University
Dept. of Soil and Crop Sciences
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1170
Biography
Prof. Raj Khosla is Robert E. Gardner Professor of Precision Agriculture at Colorado State University (CSU). In addition, he holds the title of CSU distinguished Monfort Professorship. In 2015, Dr. Khosla was recognized as the “Precision Ag Educator of the Year 2015”. Previously, in 2012, Dr. Khosla was named the Jefferson Science Fellow by the National Academy of Sciences and was appointed as the Senior Science Advisor on Food Security to the U.S. Department of State. In 2011, he was inducted by NASA to the US “Presidential Advisory Board on Positioning, Navigation and Timing” to work on the US space based GPS policy.

His main research focus has been on “Management of in-field soil and crop spatial variability using innovative technologies (such as Global Positioning Systems or GPS, Geographic Information Systems or GIS, and Remote-sensing) for variable rate precision nutrient management, particularly Nitrogen. He has generated many discoveries in precision agriculture, most widely recognized among them is the innovative technique of quantifying variability of spatially diverse soils using satellite based remote-sensing to create management zones, which is currently being used by farmers in Colorado, across US and in other countries around the world. He currently has projects in multiple countries and is championing efforts to enhance crop input use efficiency, productivity, profitability, and sustainability of large and small scale agricultural production systems. He has co-authored over 300 publications (book chapters, refereed journal articles, extension articles, proceedings, bulletins, reports, popular press articles, digital media, and others). He has been invited globally to over 30 countries.

Dr. Khosla is the Fellow of American Society of Agronomy; Fellow of Soil Science Society of America; Fellow of Soil and Water Conservation Society and Honorary Life Fellow of International Society of Precision Agriculture.

He is the Founder and Past-President of the International Society of Precision Agriculture.