31 May '18, 8pm

This new approach to farming is transforming agriculture while protecting the environment

How tackling fertilizer loss led to a new conservation solution. A new generation of tech-savvy, data-hungry young farmers have reinvented large-scale agriculture. By analyzing data gathered from sensors, tractors and satellites, today’s farmers are able to track crop health, make planting decisions and guide fertilizer use to improve the efficiency of their businesses like never before. This approach – known as precision agriculture – has been especially helpful in tackling fertilizer waste, a particular concern for farmers, as nitrogen fertilizer is one of their biggest expenses. It’s also a major contributor to water pollution and climate change. 40% average amount of nitrogen fertilizer absorbed by crops 300x the climate potency of fertilizer waste gas, compared to CO2 So EDF scientists and economists took a closer look at the problem, and discovered that this drive to...

Full article: https://www.edf.org/approach/fourth-wave/precision-agricu...

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