InfoAg 2015 Speaker
Dr. Ignacio Ciampitti
Dr. Ciampitti's program is focused on assisting agri-business professionals in selecting the best management practices for improving yields under diverse Kansas cropping systems with emphasis on corn, soybean, sorghum, winter canola and alternative crops. Ignacios research program is focused on maximizing yield and closing yield gaps via implementing best management practices, employing review and synthesis-analyses procedures, investigating interactions between crop production factors (genotype x environment x management G x E x M) and using new technologies (e.g., uses of UAVs for applied production problems and for identification of abiotic stresses in crops, and Apps as a tool for guiding the farmer decision making process). For the new technologies some of the on-going projects are: uses of UAVs for detecting production issues and abiotic stresses (corn and winter canola) and development of Apps for estimating yields at field-scale (sorghum and wheat in process).