- Author: Kathy Keatley Garvey
Nansen and engineering professor Zhaodan Kong will discuss “Technologies for Crop Pest Control” from 4:10 to 6 p.m. on May 23 p.m. in Room 1003 of Kemper Hall. The seminars are free and open to the public; no registration is needed.
Each month, experts from campus and industry share ideas on the latest science and technology trends at the forefront of the precision agriculture movement.
The list of Precision Ag Seminars:
March 23: David Slaughter, UC Davis professor of biological and agricultural engineering, will present the new UC Davis SmartFarm project, and, with special guest Micki Seibel, discuss the internet of things in precision agriculture from 4:10 to 6 p.m. in Room 1065 of Kemper Hall. Follow the seminar live on the Zoom conference line. #782-398-737
SmartFarm is described as "a concept for the farm of the future that will develop new innovative smart machines, smart sensing of the environment, smart plants and smart farming methods and will lead the way forward for world food security and the environmental, economic and social sustainability of the food production system by the year 2050."
Seibel is sustainable food systems lead at Orange Silicon Valley, part of the Orange group, which has interests in telecommunications, digital connectivity, and research and innovation. She is a former consumer product executive at eBay, Netscape, Ask Jeeves, Deliv and several start-ups. A networking session will follow the seminar.
The schedule of seminars:
April 27: Robotics: Engineering professor Stavros Vougioukas and Dan Harburg of Soft Robotics will present their work from 4:10 to 6 p.m. in Room 1003, Kemper Hall.
May 23: Technologies for Crop Pest Control: Agricultural entomologist Christian Nansen and engineering professor Zhaodan Kong, from 4:10 to 6 p.m. Room 1003, Kemper Hall.
June 22: Aerial Sensing: Professor Yufang Jin, Remote Sensing and Ecosystem Change, and Joseph Mascaro, Plant Labs from 4:10 to 6 p.m., with site to be announced.
The Precision Ag Seminar Series are being held in collaboration with the Departments of Viticulture and Enology, and Land, Air and Water Resources.
For more information, access the World Food Center website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.