Crop Modeling Lab/Field Manager, Michigan State University
Richard was raised on a small farm near St. Charles, Michigan and graduated in 2006 from Michigan State University with a B.S. in Crop and Soil Science. He started working for Monsanto Company after college and returned to work at Michigan State University while starting a Master’s degree in 2012. Currently, he works as a researcher with Dr. Bruno Basso’s Precision Agriculture Group in the Earth and Environmental Sciences department in the College of Natural Science at MSU.
TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY 11:10 AM | SPEAKER TENT
1 RUP & 1 CCA Credit available
Technology has promised to improve our fertilizer efficiency and produce greater crop yields, therefore making us more profitable. Many producers are struggling with understanding how new technologies in precision agriculture can benefit their operation. Our research under the direction of Dr. Bruno Basso focuses on the applicability of multiple precision agriculture platforms and their viability on the modern farm. These platforms can be utilized to determine the need for pesticides, timing of application, correct pesticide selection for situation and rates to be used. Using this technology can also determine specific areas in the field that may need treatment thus allowing for less use of pesticides.