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
Dr. Raj Khosla is a Robert Gardner Professor of Precision Agriculture at Colorado State University. His main research focus has been on management of in-field soil and crop variability using geo-spatial technologies for precision management of crop-inputs. 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. Most recently, he was recognized with the Werner L. Nelson Award for Diagnosis of Yield-Limiting Factors by American Society of Agronomy. Previously, in 2015, he was recognized as the “Precision Ag Educator of the Year”, a national honor bestowed by the agricultural industry and in 2012, he was named the Jefferson Science Fellow by the National Academy of Sciences. Previously, he has served two 2-yr terms on NASA’s US “Presidential Advisory Board on Positioning, Navigation and Timing”.

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

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