Is Precision Agriculture the Way to Peak Cropland?

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Precision agriculture—a set of technologies that optimize inputs to maximize yields—may be the most important innovation for peaking farming's land footprint in the twenty-first century. In this essay, Breakthrough's conservation director Linus Blomqvist and Applied Innovation's David Douglas examine trends in food demand and crop yields, uncovering how precision technologies like sensors and GPS-guided tractors can help farmers grow more food on less land.

 

 

ESSAY

Is Precision Agriculture the Way to Peak Cropland?
Linus Blomqvist and David Douglas

 

 

 

RESPONSES

Is Precision Agriculture the Way to Peak Cropland?
Calestous Juma and Mark Lynas

 

 

 

 

VIDEO

Visualizing Agricultural Innovation

 

 

 

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