BY : Kampuzz Team

Date : 04-05-2015

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Lincoln University starts programme on IT based agriculture

Lincoln University is a premier institution in New Zealand that was stablished in the year of 1990. Lincoln University offers programme in IT based agriculture, this sophisticated techniques are changing the method of farming day to day. Lincoln University has started a New IT based agriculture progamme to teach the latest techniques.IT-based agriculture farming is also known as precision agriculture. 

This university offers IT based agriculture that involves modern technologies like sensors to carry out soil. This modern technology allows farmers to use real-time data to place nutrients, fertilizers and chemicals. Lincoln University has begun a specialized second-year course in precision agriculture. 

The main objective of the proposed system is to increase the profitability of the farmer by efficient utilization of the available resources and reducing the cost of production. “This new IT world is more than just computerizing existing farming” says adjunct professor Dr Armin Werner, running this course and also works as the precision agriculture group manager at Lincoln Agritech Limited. ”Dr Werner says precision agriculture improves profitability and benefits the environment, because water, nutrients and energy can be used exactly where needed, which enables the efficiency and reduces the losses.

Lincoln University's precision agriculture course is part of a new Bachelor of Science program. Department of Informatics and Enabling Technologies head Dr Stuart Charters say the program was established in the year 2013 to meet the growing demand for skilled staff who understand the demand of precision agriculture technologies. “The programme offers students the knowledge and skills that need to be indulged with the next generation of precision agriculture technologies.”Dr Werner says precision agriculture has a bright future in New Zealand, due to efficiency of our agricultural industry. A Lincoln University agricultural science graduate knows exactly how valuable precision agriculture is for farmers. “Having a high amount of agricultural jobs in a highly-developed country is a unique combination. There is a good chance New Zealand could be a lead developer of new technologies in this area. This would benefit our own primary industry and could result in serious exports of well-proven technologies for agriculture. 

Ms. Mulvihill says Agri Optics objective to provide clients with the best modern precision agriculture products and solutions with a particular focus on crop sensors and farm and field mapping technology. “This ensures the farmer gets the most 'bang for their buck', while still ensuring environmental sustainability,” Ms Mulvihill says. “It also helps them to make more detailed and targeted decisions for their farm or field.