Date: Thu Jul 19, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Moderator: Steve Phillips
La Rosa Sofruco is one of the oldest and largest fields in Chile. It has 2,100 hectares planted with fruit trees in the same area including orange trees, mandarins, avocado lemons, grape vine, table grapes, European plum, kiwis, pear trees, apricots.
As a leading company in Chile La Rosa Sofruco has been working on a continuous improvement of its agronomic management, to improve quality and productivity, at the same time reduce its environmental impacts. For this purpose, since 2002, the company has been dedicated to incorporating the use of state-of-the-art technology, among which are temperature sensors, soil moisture sensors, the use of active and passive optical sensors, geo referenced soil analysis; GIS management.
In the present work, some examples of the use of state-of-the-art technology that has allowed to reach the productive objectives are presented.
This presentation will describe the Brazilian precision ag sector: how it got started and where it is today. Delivered by a leader in Brazilian precision ag, Pedro's talk will cover how consultants are preparing themselves to offer services, how precision services are being used by farmers, and how the players are working together to build the industry. In addition he will look at how Digital Agriculture is influencing the market for service providers and how the various vendors are marketing their products and services in Brazil. He will wrap up with a look at the future of precision ag in Brazil and what factors will play a role in their development.
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.