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ISPA Newsletter 11(11): 16th ICPA Abstract Deadline, PA Definition Change, Upcoming Events, Jobs, and more
Nov 29, 2023
16th ICPA Abstract Deadline

16th ICPA Abstracts Deadline

Submit your abstract here by 1 December 2023

ISPA Country Representative - Krzysztof Kusnierek
 
Krzysztof Kusnierek
Country Representatives serve to help promote ISPA by championing the ISPA mission and purpose globally, in particular, in the country they represent. ISPA is growing internationally so Country Representatives remain an important position to help ISPA best serve people, groups, governments and others, globally connecting them to science and experts.
 
Please join us in thanking ISPA Country Representative from Norway, Krzysztof Kusnierek. 
 
If you are interested in becoming a Country Representative, please email info@ispag.org with your bio highlighting your experience in precision agriculture and your CV.  ISPA requires that all Country Representatives are current members of the society. To become a member, please complete the membership form.  
 
Changes Considered for the Precision Agriculture Definition
The ISPA precision agriculture definition (https://www.ispag.org/about/definition) is widely used by researchers, farmers and agribusiness. That definition is usually interpreted to focus exclusively on managing temporal and spatial variability excluding most of precision livestock farming (PLF) which deals primarily with animal-to-animal variability. The only PLF aspect which has been included in the ICPA, ECPA and in PRAG is precision grazing, which has a strong spatial component. As technology develops and crop PA moves toward individual plant management, PLF and crop PA technologies are converging. It would be beneficial for both communities to be in communication.

The ISPA board is considering adding a few words to clarify the “individual data” term in the definition by inserting “plant and animal” after “individual. The revised definition would be:

“Precision Agriculture is a management strategy that gathers, processes and analyzes temporal, spatial and individual plant and animal data and combines it with other information to support management decisions according to estimated variability for improved resource use efficiency, productivity, quality, profitability and sustainability of agricultural production.”  
 
It should be noted that PLF has its own regional, national and subsector organizations and conferences (e.g. European Association for Precision Livestock farming – EAPLF - https://www.eaplf.eu/ ; the US PLF group - https://plf.tennessee.edu/usplf2023/, and the precision dairy group - https://www.precisiondairyfarming.com/meetings/), but no international organization. The ISPA could function as a forum where crop and livestock precision agriculture interact.
3rd AfCPA Save The Date
  
Remote Sensing in Precision Agriculture: Transforming Scientific Advancement into Innovation
ISPA Country Representative, Salim Lamine, is the leading editor of "Remote Sensing in Precision Agriculture: Transforming Scientific Advancement into Innovation", a new book with ELSEVIER. More information can be found here
16th International Conference on Precision Agriculture
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16th ICPA Awards
Registration
Nominations for the ISPA Outstanding Graduate Student Award and the ISPA Pierre C. Robert Precision Agriculture Award are open now through 16 APRIL 2024.
Learn more about the 16th ICPA Awards here
The 16th ICPA is a great opportunity for you and your company to gain exposure and grow your influence in the global precision agriculture market. 
Please visit our website to learn more about our sponsorship packages.
Registration is now open for the 16th ICPA.
Registration information can be found here
Begin your 16th ICPA online registration form here
Upcoming Events
6-8 FEB 2024
World FIRA 2024
Toulouse, France
 
15 FEB 2024
Precision Agriculture Incubation Program
 
21 FEB 2024
6th Annual Phosphorus Forum
Tempe, Arizona, United States
 
3-5 APR 2024
3rd Latin American Conference on Precision Agriculture (CLAP) and the 1st Dominican Congress on Precision Agriculture
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
 
21-24 JUL 2024
16th International Conference on Precision Agriculture 
Manhattan, Kansas, United States
 
25-27 SEPT 2024
11th International Symposium on Machinery and Mechatronics for Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering
Bali, Indonesia
 
15 OCT 2024
São Paulo School of Advanced Science on Precision Livestock Farming
São Paulo, Brazil
 
3-5 DEC 2024
3rd African Conference on Precision Agriculture
Kigali, Rwanda
 
29 JUN-03 JUL 2025
15th European Conference on Precision Agriculture
Barcelona, Spain 
 
 
Do you have an event that would be of interest to our members? Send us an email to let us know.
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