Smart technology can improve farm productivity, profitability, and stewardship. For example, variable rate planting and fertilization can accommodate spatial variation within fields and across landscapes in ways that improve both farm conservation and the bottom line. C-CHANGE work in this area focuses on:
- Integrating data and models
- Continuously improving model performance through new data collection on people and land
- Supporting subfield- to regional-scale decision making
The Smart Technologies effort is led by Jarad Niemi.