214 Symposium--Practice and Training In Field Diagnosis of Small Holder Agriculture: What Works?

Oral Session
ASA Section: Global Agronomy Smallholder farms in developing countries can be highly diverse and may be subject to extremes of soil properties rarely encountered in temperate, industrial agriculture. In addition, smallholders’ resources and in-country lab facilities are usually extremely limited. To solve farmer problems and train development workers and farmers themselves to be able to diagnose and solve problems on their own, soil scientists and agronomists must creatively use technologies ranging in sophistication from NIR scanners to shovels. Success requires integration beyond disciplines to connect the dots. Here we share technologies and approaches that work to diagnose and solve.


Field Diagnosis for Smallholder Agriculture
Tuesday, October 18, 2011: 1:15 PM-4:00 PM
Henry Gonzalez Convention Center, Room 007C

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Raymond R. Weil
3:00 PM
Mobile Phone and Internet Applications Provide Rice Farmers with Precision Management Practices and Supporting Services.
Roland J. Buresh, International Rice Research Institute; Rowena L. Castillo, International Rice Research Institute; Marco van den Berg, International Rice Research Institute
4:00 PM