Weston Roundtable – Improving Agricultural Sustainability with Cutting-Edge Technologies
Speaker: Yi Wang, Assistant Professor of Horticulture, UW–Madison
Water is a crucial input for agricultural production and plays an important role in global food security. In Wisconsin, concerns over water quantity and water quality have put pressure on agriculture, particularly the intensive and specialized potato and vegetable industries that rely most heavily on water access. The innovative Variable Rate Irrigation systems and use of hyperspectral remote sensing and machine learning provide us with new tools to increase agricultural sustainability while having minimal environmental impact.
The Weston Roundtable is made possible by a generous donation from Roy F. Weston, a highly accomplished UW-Madison alumnus. Designed to promote a robust understanding of sustainability science, engineering, and policy, these interactive lectures are co-sponsored by the Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE), the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and the Office of Sustainability.