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Fertility And Soils
1 years, 4 months ago
from Fertility And Soils
"The suite of Land-Potential Knowledge System (LandPKS) apps help farmers and land managers balance productivity with conservation. The apps identify and deliver information about specific soils to your smartphone, says Jeff Herrick, a soil scientist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in Las Cruces, New Mexico."
"According to Herrick, LandPKS combines cloud computing, digital soil-mapping data, and the global positioning system (GPS) to provide information about the sustainable potential of land under current and future climates. It includes the LandInfo and LandCover modules and was developed by Herrick and his collaborators to help farmers and land managers tackle the unique challenges they face in feeding a growing population while still protecting the soil, water, and other natural resources."
http://www.agriculture.com/news/technology/new-apps-help-balance-productivity-with-conservation