Dr. Qamar Zaman is Professor of Precision Agriculture (PA) at Faculty of Agriculture, Dalhousie University, Canada. He successfully developed PA research program at Dalhousie Agricultural Campus. He is one of the pioneers in the field of PA and have invented cost-effective automated variable rate (VR) technologies for real-time spot application of pesticides and fertilizer to increase farm profitability and reduce environmental risks. He also initiated a precision harvesting research program at Dal-AC with the collaboration of Doug Bragg Enterprises and wild blueberry industry to develop innovative harvesting technologies for Atlantic Canada to increase harvestable fruit yield. Increased harvesting efficiency of the harvester with no additional expenses contributes $5.5 million to the NS economy only and $31 million to Atlantic Provinces and Quebec every year.
Precision Agriculture Technologies for Sustainable Smart Farming. This session will present precision agriculture technologies for sustainable smart farming.