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The International Society of Precision Agriculture (ISPA) is a non-profit professional scientific organization. The mission of ISPA is to advance the science of precision agriculture globally.

Precision Nitrogen Management Community

Community Name: Precision Nitrogen Management
 
Justification: Nitrogen is the most widely used macro nutrient in the world. Agriculture is a major source of N2O emissions in the biosphere. Precision nitrogen management (PNM) is an important area of advanced nutrient management as well as precision agriculture for solving problems in food and environmental security for sustainable agricultural and social development. PNM is a research area that involves management zone delineation, proximal and remote sensing, crop growth modeling, spatial statistics, variable rate technology, agronomy, soil science, meteorology, plant nutrition and greenhouse gas emission mitigation, etc.
 
Therefore, it requires multi-disciplinary scientists and engineers to collaborate, exchange and share progresses in developing PNM strategies and testing them under on-farm conditions in different parts of the world to support global food and environmental security and sustainable development.
 
Interests/Scope: This community will focus on developing, evaluating and educating multi-dimensional PNM strategies for different scales of farming systems.
 
Proposed Activities:
  1. Hold an Annual Community Meeting (either at the ICPA, a virtual meeting, or otherwise as arranged by the community leaders);
  2. Conduct an election of the Community Leadership at the Community Meeting in alternate years.
  3. Maintain a webpage with current information on the ISPA site.
  4. Organize a minimum of one oral session, tour, workshop, or event at each ICPA or other appropriate venue every two years.
  5. Organize writing of a review paper on advances in PNM, and other papers based on original research from around the world to further the science and understanding of PNM.
 
Founding Leader: Yuxin Miao, China Agricultural University, ymiao@cau.edu.cn;
 
Founding Vice Leader: Raj Khosla, Colorado State University, Raj.Khosla@colostate.edu;
 
Supporting ISPA Members:
  • Nicolas Tremblay, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Canada;
  • Louis Longchamps, Colorado State University, USA;
  • Qiang Cao, Nanjing Agricultural University, China;
  • Yanbo Huang, USDA-ARS, USA;
  • William D. Batchelor, Auburn University, USA;
  • Siva K. Balasundram, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia;
  • Fei Li, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China;
  • Jihua Meng, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China;
  • Wenxuan Guo, Monsanto Company, USA;
  • David Bonfil, Agricultural Research Organization, Israel;
  • Daniel Kindred, ADAS, UK;
  • Martin Gnyp, Yara International, Germany;