Futures Spring/Summer 2019 Cover

Issue #Spring/Summer 2019

Precision Farming: High-Tech Tools Enable Smarter Solutions

Published August 12, 2019

By: AgBioResearch

This edition of Futures dives into research on precision agriculture and how growers are implementing it around the world.


Deploying precision agriculture in developing countries provides opportunities, challenges

Published on September 30, 2019

MSU researchers are working with developing countries to bring innovative technologies and improve agricultural production and sustainability.

Data and technology offer ways to improve quality of life for farmers and animals

Published on September 23, 2019

MSU researcher investigates how technological advancements can help farmers use their time more efficiently and enhance animal welfare.

MSU student uses drone technology to support family farm, MSU soybean research

Published on August 12, 2019

Ashley Kuhlman takes drone photos to support farming and research. Following graduation, she plans to start a precision agriculture consultancy business.

Reducing agricultural risks with new technologies

Published on October 14, 2019

From using smartphone apps to soil testing and seed placement, growers aim to increase efficiency of their operations.

MSU's IMPACTS program: Where computer sciences and plant sciences meet

Published on September 10, 2019

Cross-training in computer sciences and plant sciences provide Michigan State University graduate students with a toolbox of skills to solve global agricultural problems.

Precision farming comes into its own

Published on October 7, 2019

Precision agriculture affects farmers both large and small; adoption rates depend on cost versus value produced

MSU alumnus looks to the future of farming

Published on September 16, 2019

MSU alumnus Larry Walker credits the university for his multidisciplinary approach to solving agriculture challenges.

Tools help farmers make real-time decisions, manage crops, reduce environmental impacts

Published on August 16, 2019

Weather is an integral part of a farmer's equation for success. MSU weather-based tools Enviroweather and MI EnviroImpact Tool help farmers make real-time decisions that pay and protect.

Michigan family farm embracing precision agriculture for past two decades

Published on August 26, 2019

MSU researcher lends insight as more and more farms worldwide adopt precision practices.