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National remote sensing conference related to potato production, November 14

Michael R Wenkel  | Published on Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Many potato growers, agronomists, and researchers are interested in the use of remote sensing to improve crop management and variety development. A national effort is underway to coordinate these efforts and obtain federal funding for research and extension. 

A one-day Remote Sensing Conference will be held November 14 in Madison, Wisconsin to hear about the latest research, share ideas and contribute to the development of a strategic plan for the potato industry. It is intended to serve as a forum for growers and other industry representatives to examine the needs of the industry and strategize on a path forward for remote sensing research. Ultimately, this information will be used to develop a larger research proposal that could be funded through USDA’s SCRI.

There is no cost to attend the conference, and limited funds are available for travel support. Financial support is provided by the USDA Specialty Crop Research Initiative (Planning Grant 2017-51181-26825).