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14th ICPA Extension of deadline for papers

All,   Many thanks to those who have uploaded a paper (or 2-page summary for posters) for the ICPA proceedings. We have also had many requests for an extension of the deadline.   To accommodate as many presentations as possible, we are extending the deadline for full papers to Tuesday, May 15th. Please have your paper uploaded by that time.    Please remember: Full papers (or 2-page summary for posters) must be uploaded by 15 MAY 2018 to be included in the conference and proceedings. One or more authors of a paper must be registered for the conference ...

14th ICPA June Update

Reminder to Authors:  One or more authors of a paper must be registered for the conference by 01 JUNE 2018 for it to be included in the conference and proceedings. Proceedings papers should be uploaded by now. Please email abstracts@ispag.org if you have a question. Papers not meeting these requirements will not be included in the conference or proceedings. Workshops Pre-conference workshops descriptions have been updated. Please consider joining either: 1) Processing Precision Agriculture Data with R; 2)  Decision support using on-farm trial (or research) data; 3) UAV Operation and Data Analysis for Precision Agriculture Applications. Registration for the ...

14th ICPA Quick Links

Authors: abstract management, instructions for full papers and posters Registration: online registration, pdf form for registration Hotel / Travel: hotel info, Montreal Invitation: email info@ispag.org to request a letter of invitation Workshops: Data with R, Online Decision Support, Logistics of UAV Operation  Tour: Wednesday technical tour Sponsors: become a sponsor, sponsor sign up Exhibitors: prospectus, exhibit hall map ISPA Membership: renewal, new members, pdf form Smartphone App: iOS, Android

14th ICPA Update

Deadline for Papers extended to 15 May 2018 Reminder to Authors:  Full papers (or 2-page summary for posters) must be uploaded by 15 MAY 2018 to be included in the conference and proceedings. One or more authors of a paper must be registered for the conference by 01 JUNE 2018 for it to be included in the conference and proceedings. Papers not meeting these requirements will not be included in the conference or proceedings. Workshops Pre-conference workshops descriptions have been updated. Please consider joining either: 1) Processing Precision Agriculture Data with R; 2)  Decision support using on-farm trial (or ...

14th International Conference on Precision Agriculture

The 14th International Conference on Precision Agriculture will be held 24-27 JUN 2018 at Le Centre Sheraton in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.    More information about the conference hotel, abstract submission, and registration is available at ispag.org/icpa

15th ICPA Announcement with Coronavirus Updates

As our member community makes plans to join us for the 15th ICPA currently scheduled for June 28-July 1, 2020 in Minneapolis, MN, we want to assure our exhibitors, attendees, speakers, and partners that we are continuing to plan for the conference. Keep an eye on your inbox for up-to-date information.   The ISPA staff and Board are aware of the concerns and uncertainties related to the COVID-19 (coronavirus). Our top priority is the health, safety, and security of our members and meeting attendees. We are closely monitoring developments and staying abreast of updates from health organizations. While ...

15th ICPA Awards

Know an graduate student or outstanding scientist? Nominate them for The ISPA Outstanding Graduate Student Award or The ISPA Pierre C. Robert Precision Agriculture Award. Nominations are due Monday, June 1, 2020.

15th ICPA Exhibitor and Sponsor Opportunities

As an elite vendor in the precision agriculture industry it's important to connect to clients, prospects, and their centers of influence. Trade shows and conferences offer a unique opportunity to meet your clients and prospects and show off your latest offerings.    The 15th ICPA will be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States June 26-29, 2022. This will be an excellent opportunity to expand interest in your company with centers of influence from across North America and the rest of the world.    ICPA typically brings about 400 people from 30+ countries. The attendees consist of precision agriculture ...

15th ICPA Exhibitor and Sponsor Opportunities Follow Up

I wanted to follow up regarding the sponsor opportunities for the 15th International Conference on Precision Agriculture which will be held June 28 - July 1, 2020 in Minneapolis, MN.   We brought the conference back to its roots in Minneapolis for the 15th edition. We are working with the University of Minnesota and local organizations to set up a really great experience for our domestic and international attendees. The 15th ICPA promises to be another strong conference with over 280 abstracts submitted.    We invite you to participate in the conference as an attendee, exhibitor, and sponsor. Attached is the ...

15th ICPA Exhibitors and Sponsors

Become A Exhibitor Or Sponsor Of The 15th ICPA Companies exhibiting at the 15th International Conference On Precision Agriculture have the opportunity to network with both in-person and virtual conference attendees.     Exhibitors can network with the in-person conference attendees via their booth in Minneapolis, and with the virtual attendees via their virtual exhibit booth hosted on the conference website.    Instructions on how to customize your virtual exhibit booth can be found at https://www.ispag.org/icpa/exhibits  

15th ICPA Get Involved

The Future Of ISPA The Future of the International Society of Precision Agriculture Survey: ISPA would like to hear from you.  "The Future of ISPA" survey is your opportunity to make a suggestion to the board on how to improve the society and to let the board know of services you have enjoyed as a member of ISPA.   Click here to complete the survey.  

15th ICPA Hotel

The 15th ICPA will be held at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.    A block of rooms has beeen reserved at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center for the conference at the rate of $169 USD per night. Book your room online or call +1 612-349-4000 to book a room. Make sure to mention ISPA to receive the conference room rate. The discounted rate is only available until June 5, 2020 or until the block is full, so please book your room early. 

15th ICPA Hotel

Reserve Your Room Today! Rooms are available in the ICPA room block at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center.  Call the hotel to reserve your stay today!   Please be sure to let them know you are attending the 15th ICPA to recieve the discounted conference nightly rate.    Minneapolis Marriott City Center +1 612-349-4000

15th ICPA June 10th Deadlines

Discounted Room Block Rate - EXTENDED You now have until June 10th to reserve your stay at the Minneapolis Mariott City Center and receive a discount on your hotel room rate.    Reserve your room here. 

15th ICPA June 1st Deadlines

Oral and Poster Presenters - Registration Your abstract Presenter and at least one Author must be registered for the conference by June 1st.  Register for the conference here. Virtual Oral Presentations - Video Submissions The deadline to submit your presentation recording is June 1st.  All virtual oral presentations must submit a presentation recording. Please submit your recording as an MP4 file to info@ispag.org.   Recording instructions can be found on the  Author Instructions webpage.  ISPA Board Elections - Nominations The deadline to submit your nomination for the next ...

15th ICPA June 8th Deadlines

Early Bird Registration The last day to register for the 15th ICPA and receive the early bird discount is June 8th.   Register today!

15th ICPA Keynote

Monday, June 27th Keynote Speaker Our Keynote Address will be presented by Dr. Rober Sparrow on Monday, June 27th, 2022   Realising the potential of agricultural robotics and AI: The ethical challenges Recent advances in AI and robotics may dramatically transform agriculture by greatly expanding the number of contexts in which the techniques of precision agriculture may be applied. Inevitably, this next agricultural revolution will generate profound ethical issues: opportunities as well as risks. Clever applications of AI and robotics may allow agriculture to be more sustainable by facilitating more precise applications of water, fertilisers, and herbicides. Robots may take some ...

15th ICPA Keynote

Monday, June 27th Keynote Speaker Our Keynote Address will be presented by Dr. Robert Sparrow on Monday, June 27th, 2022   Realising the potential of agricultural robotics and AI: The ethical challenges Recent advances in AI and robotics may dramatically transform agriculture by greatly expanding the number of contexts in which the techniques of precision agriculture may be applied. Inevitably, this next agricultural revolution will generate profound ethical issues: opportunities as well as risks. Clever applications of AI and robotics may allow agriculture to be more sustainable by facilitating more precise applications of water, fertilisers, and herbicides. Robots may ...

15th ICPA May 1st Deadlines

Oral and Poster Abstract Submission Deadline Please submit your Oral or Poster abstract at https://www.ispag.org/abstracts    Paper Submission Deadline  Full Papers (or 2-page summary for posters) must be uploaded by 01 May 2022 for inclusion in the proceedings.    Please submit your paper via https://www.ispag.org/abstracts Author instructions can be found at https://www.ispag.org/icpa/Author_instructions A short paper extension is possible.  Please email us at abstracts@ispag.org to request an extension.  Please include your abstract number in your request. 

15th ICPA May 2nd Deadlines

Pierre C. Roberts Precisison Agriculture Award(s) Nomination The Pierre C. Robert Precision Agriculture Award honors individuals who have made significant contributions to precision agriculture science and technology and who are presenting an oral or poster paper at the conference.   Two awards will be given in this catagory to a Young and Senior Scientist/Professional. The selected candidates will be honored during the conference award ceremony with a Plaque of Achievement and US $1000 cash award.    Learn more at https://www.ispag.org/icpa/Awards Completed nomination packages should be emailed to awards@ispag.org&...

15th ICPA Plenary Presentation

Plenary Keynote Join us on Tuesday, 28 JUNE for Dr. Raj Khosla's presentation: Past, Present, and Future of the Precision Agriculture and our Professional Society.  Learn more about the Plenary Keynote and following Panel Discussion here.   Past, Present, and Future of Precision Agriculture and our Professional Society   The passage of law in 1983 to allow Global Positioning Systems (GPS) to be available for civil applications was a landmark event in the history of human kind.  Later in early 2000 a further commitment was made by the US government to grant civilians access to un-degraded GPS signals on par ...

15th ICPA Plenary Session Panel

The Aspirations of the ISPA Panel Discussion Join us for The Aspirations of the ISPA Panel Discussion on Tuesday, June 28th as a part of the 15th International Conference on Precision Agriculture. Get to know the panelists at www.ispag.org/Program/Plenary_Session. Viacheslav Adamchuck McGill University Yafit Cohen ARO, Israel Kwame Agyei Frimpong Cape Coast University, Ghana, President of the AAPA Raj Khosla Kansas State University Brenda Ortiz Auburn University  

15th ICPA Post Conference Tour

Post Conference Tour Following the ICPA closing session on Wednesday, June 29th, join us for an enlightening tour of the University of Minnesota’s Robotics Institute and the Precision Agriculture Center. Buses will leave the Marriott Conference Center at 1:00 pm and return by 6:00 pm. A box lunch is included in the tour registration.   Learn more about the tour here!  

15th ICPA Post Conference Tour

Post Conference Tour Following the ICPA closing session on Wednesday, June 29th, join us for an enlightening tour of the University of Minnesota’s Robotics Institute and the Precision Agriculture Center. Buses will leave the Marriott Conference Center at 1:00 pm and return by 6:00 pm. A box lunch is included in the tour registration.   Learn more about the tour here!

15th ICPA Program Topics

Over 240 Oral and Poster abstracts have been accepted for the conference program!   Register today for the full conference to learn more about the following topics:   Applications of Unmanned Aerial Systems On Farm Experimentation with Site-Specific Technologies Big Data, Data Mining and Deep Learning  Precision Agriculture and Global Food Security Decision Support Systems Precision Crop Protection Drainage Optimization and Variable Rate Irrigation Precision Dairy and Livestock Management Education and Outreach in Precision Agriculture  Precision Horticulture Factors Driving Adoption Profitability and Success Stories in Precision Agriculture  Farm Animals Health and Welfare Monitoring Proximal and Remote Sensing ...

15th ICPA Quick Links

Conference Home Page Online Registration: don't put it off, registration rates go up after June 8th Registration Form pdf Exhibitor Details Sponsor Details Book your hotel room today

15th ICPA Registration

Registration is open for the 15th ICPA in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA on June 28 - July 1, 2020. The 15th International Conference on Precision Agriculture will highlight significant research and its applications in precision agriculture and showcase emerging technologies and information management for agriculture. It will offer oral and poster presentations and exhibits, as well as a discussions and exchange of information in various aspects of precison agriculture. Sessions will offer information on key topics for scientists, crop consultants, advisors, extension personnel, agronomists, producers, and other practicioners.   For additional details about conference registration, please visit the ICPA registration page.&...

15th ICPA Silver Sponsors

15th ICPA Silver Sponsors

Minnesota Corn Growers Association  www.MNCorn.org   With more than 6,500 members, the Minnesota Corn Growers Association is one of the largest grassroots farm organizations in the United States. Working in close partnership with the Minnesota Corn Research & Promotion Council, MCGA identifies and promotes opportunities for Minnesota’s 24,000 corn farmers while building connections with the non-farming public. We accomplish this by investing in third-party research that focuses on water quality and soil health, targeted consumer outreach, developing new uses for corn and working to add value to every bushel of corn grown in Minnesota.   #DigitAg France&...

15th ICPA Upcoming Deadlines

15th ICPA Upcoming Deadlines Hotel Room Block:  Reserve your stay at the Minneapolis Mariott City Center by June 1st to receive the discount on your hotel room rate.    Reserve your room here.  Oral and Poster Presenters: At least one author of your abstract must be registered for the conference by June 1st.   Register for the conference here. Virtual Oral Presentations: The deadline to submit your presentation recording is June 1st.  All virtual oral presentations must submit a presentation recording. Please submit your recording as an MP4 file to ...

15th ICPA Virtual Conference Instructions

The conference uses a combination of Zoom and Registrant-Only content on the website. Only users registered for the 15th ICPA will be able to access the live streams and recordings.  You can begin your ICPA online experience from the website: www.ispag.org/icpa.  Log into the website using the credentials from the account creation email you received.  Click on the MY ACCOUNT link.  Use the MY CONFERENCE tab to view the recorded presentations  JOINING WEBINAR There are many ways to access the live webinar, but the simplest is by logging ...

15th ICPA Virtual Poster

Virtual Poster Presentations Begin Customizing Your Virtual Poster:  Authors presenting their poster at the 15th ICPA virtually can begin customizing their virtual posters here (please log in to view your abstract).    Authors presenting their poster in-person at the 15th ICPA can create a virtual poster but they are not required to do so.  The addition of the virtual poster would allow you to showcase your research to the virtual attendees as well as the in-person conference attendees.    Instructions on how to customize your poster can be found on the&...

15th ICPA Workshops

Pre Conference Workshops We are offering two pre-conference workshops, on Sunday, June 26th.  The workshops are only available to those registering for the conference.  Learn more about the workshops here. The Google Earth Engine Workshop will be led by Mr. Harel Greenblatt Mr. Greenblatt is a mechanical engineer working as a mechanization and technology instructor in the Ministry of Agriculture.  As an M.A. student in the Department of Geography, he specialized in remote sensing and GIS.  Mr. Greenblatt has developed a manual on the use of Google Earth Engine for agricultural purposes and he ...

15th ICPA Workshops

Pre Conference Workshops We are offering two pre-conference workshops, on Sunday, June 26th.  The workshops are only available to those registering for the conference.  Learn more about the workshops here.     The Google Earth Engine Workshop will be led by Mr. Harel Greenblatt Mr. Greenblatt is a mechanical engineer working as a mechanization and technology instructor in the Ministry of Agriculture.  As a M.A. student in the Department of Geography, he specialized in remote sensing and GIS.  Mr. Greenblatt has developed a manual on the use of Google Earth Engine for agricultural purposes ...

15th ICPA: Abstract Notifications Sent

Thank you for submitting an abstract for the 15th International Conference on Precision Agriculture. At this time, all abstract notifications have been sent IF your abstract was submitted before the 24 DEC 2021 deadline. If you have not received it to your inbox, please make sure to check your spam filters for the notification.    If you have not received the notification and you submitted your abstract before the deadline, please let us know at abstracts@ispag.org. We will resend the email to you.    More information about preparing your paper for the conference can be found here.&...

15th International Conference on Precision Agriculture

The 15th International Conference on Precision Agriculture will be held 28 June - 1 July 2020 at Minneapolis Marriott City Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.    More information about the conference hotel, abstract submission, and registration is available at ispag.org/icpa.

15th International Conference on Precision Agriculture

Hello ISPA Country Representatives! We are excited for the upcoming 15th International Conference on Precision Agriculture. We hope to see you at the conference this year.    Attending the conference is a great way to connect with ISPA members and academics from your country or region. It is also a great opportunity to meet young, accomplished students who are passionate about Precision Agriculture.   The 15th ICPA is welcoming attendees from 31 different countries. Attendees include students, professors, researchers and ISPA members.    During the conference, ISPA Communities and Country/Region attendees have the opportunity to meet ...

15th International Conference on Precision Agriculture

  The 15th ICPA Is In Ten Days!   Register Today To Attend The Conference In-Person or Virtually The conference will include over 200 Oral and Poster presentations on a wide range of Precision Agriculture topics.  Register for the conference here.    In addition to the Oral and Poster programs, conference attendees have the opportunity to attend two Pre-Conference Workshops and a Post-Conference Tour.    Learn more about the Google Earth Engine and the Data-Intensive Farm Management workshops here.    Learn more about the Post-Conference Tour here.  The Post-Conference Tour will visit the Minnesota Robotics ...

2020 ISPA Elections

The nomination committee of ISPA is requesting nominations for the following offices for the ISPA President Elect – (Six year appointment) to serve as President Elect from July 2020 to July 2022, and then move to President for July 2022 to July 2024 and then to Past-President 2024-2026. Secretary – (Two year appointment) to serve from July 2020 to July 2022 Treasurer - (Four year appointment) to serve from July 2020 to July 2024 More on officer responsibilities is available here.    The ISPA is governed by an international Board of Directors consisting of elected officers (President, President-Elect, Past-President, Secretary, and ...

2022 ICPA Awards

Know a graduate student or outstanding scientist? Nominate them for the ISPA Outstanding Graduate Student Award or the ISPA Pierre C. Robert Precision Agriculture Award. Nomination submissions are due 2 MAY 2022. Brief descriptions of the awards in different categories are listed below:   Pierre C. Robert Precision Agriculture Award(s) The Pierre C. Robert Precision Agriculture Award honors individuals who have made significant contributions to precision agriculture science and technology and who are presenting an oral or poster paper at the conference. Two awards will be given in this category to a Young and Senior Scientist/Professional. The ...

2022 ISPA Elections

ISPA Board Elections Don't forget to cast your ballot in the 2022 ISPA Board Elections. You will need to log in to your account on the ISPA website to vote. To learn more about the nominees and to cast your vote, please visit: https://ispag.org/election_candidates President Elect Nominees Athyna Cambouris Rodrigo A. Ortega-Blu Steve Phillips   Secretary Nominees Athyna Cambouris Joby Czarnecki Brenda Ortiz  

Abstract Reviewer Reminder

Dear Colleague:   Thank you to those who have completed evaluation of the ICPA 2022 abstracts assigned to you. For those who are still working on the evaluation, this is a reminder that we need your response by January 24th to provide feedback to authors by Feb. 1.   The evaluation is simple:  Is the topic precision agriculture?  Do you think an ICPA audience will be interested in this research?  Based on the abstract, is the science robust? What information would be useful in assessing the science?  We need a recommendation on whether to accept ...

Abstracts Deadline for 14th ICPA Extended Until December 22

Thanks to everyone who submitted abstracts to the 14th ICPA by the November 30 deadline. We had a terrific surge of submissions the final week for a total of over 300 abstracts submitted. We also had a number of requests to submit an abstract after the deadline. We have allowed for these later submissions and we want to be fair to everyone, so we are extending the deadline to 22 December 2017.   Due to the need to review all abstracts in a timely manner we will need to maintain this as the final deadline for submissions.    Abstracts can be submitted ...

Abstracts Deadline for 15th ICPA Extended Until December 24th

Thanks to everyone who submitted abstracts to the 15th ICPA by the November 30 deadline. We had a terrific surge of submissions the final week for a total of over 115 abstracts submitted. We also had a number of requests to submit an abstract after the deadline. We have allowed for these later submissions and we want to be fair to everyone, so we are extending the deadline to Friday, 24 December 2021.    Due to the need to review all abstracts in a timely manner we will need to maintain this as the final deadline for submissions.    Abstracts ...

Abstracts Due this Friday 22 December 2017

Just a reminder that submission of abstracts for the 14th International Conference on Precision Agriculture are due this Friday, 22 December 2017. Please submit your abstract for consideration.    Due to the need to review all abstracts in a timely manner we will need to maintain this as the final deadline for submissions.    Abstracts can be submitted online at https://www.ispag.org/abstracts.   If you have any questions about submitting or the conference, please contact abstracts@ispag.org or phone +1217-762-7955.

Abstracts Under Review

We received over 430 abstracts for the 14th ICPA. This is a 50% increase from last conference. We are hopeful this means an uptick in attendees as well.    All abstracts are currently under review. Corresponding authors should receive an email notifying you of the status of your submission by 9 February 2018. If you do not hear from us by then, please contact abstracts@ispag.org. 

Advances in Crop Sensing

  Register now!     13:30 Central Daylight Time (UTC -5), Thursday, August 27, 2020 Angelica Suarez Cadavid - Carrot Yield Forecasting Using Different Multispectral Satellite Sensors This study explored the accuracies of Sentinel-2 (S2) and Worldview-3 (WV3) satellite sensors to forecast carrot root yield at the field level in three principal vegetable regions in Australia located in Western Australia, Queensland and Tasmania. The growing regions featured different cropping configurations, seasons and soil conditions. Above ground biomass (AGB) and yield measures were collected between 2017 and 2019 from more than 400 sample locations in 24 fields across the regions. Several reflectance-based vegetation indices were calculated and ...

Advances in Crop Sensing - STARTS IN 90 MINUTES

Virtual ICPA Webinar Instructions You will be asked for your name and email to register for the webinar.    Advances in Crop Sensing Webinar Join us for a webinar on August 27th, 2020 at 1:30 PM CDT (UTC -5).   Register now!   PROGRAM: Welcome and Housekeeping - James Taylor, Research Director, INRAE Carrot Yield Forecasting Using Different Multispectral Satellite Sensors - Angelica Suarez Cadavid, University of New England EO4Agri Analysis of Potential Earth Observation for Precision Agriculture - Karel Charvel, WirelessInfo Sugarcane Crop Classification and Varietal Discrimination from Sentinel-2 Using Supervised Classifier - Preeti Kumari Tiwari, K J Somaiya ...

ATTENTION: 15th ICPA Now a Hybrid Conference!

The 15th International Conference on Precision Agriculture will be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota June 26-29, 2022. Due to continued concerns over Covid and travel, ICPA will be hybrid, offering both in-person and  virtual participation!    Registrants Now Have A Virtual Option In addition to the live, in-person event, registrants will now have the option of participating virtually as well. Registrants will be able to join the meeting live or remotely and will have access to all papers submitted to the conference.   Abstract Submission Extended To better serve the global precision agriculture community, ICPA has reopened abstract ...

Author Instructions and Template for ICPA

Full Paper Instructions 2-Page Summary Instructions Template for Proceedings   Also can be found online at, https://www.ispag.org/icpa/Author_instructions

Big Data

September 10, 2020 - Big Data Converting data to decisions is one of the major precision agriculture challenges. This webinar includes presentations on: using cell phone images to estimate soil organic carbon, neural networks to classify weed images, video based deep learning for estimating maize ear height, and automated data correction for plant breeding locations.    Join us on September 10th, 2020 at 13:30 Central Daylight Time (UTC -5).     Register now!     Asim Biswas - Cell Phone Images to Estimate Soil Organic Carbon Soil organic matter (SOM) is considered as the backbone of soil health and soil ...

Big Data - STARTS IN 90 MINUTES

Virtual ICPA Webinar Instructions You will be asked for your name and email to register for the webinar.    Big Data Webinar Join us for a webinar on September 10th, 2020 at 13:30 Central Daylight Time (UTC -5).   Register now!   PROGRAM: Welcome and Housekeeping - Dr. Alex Thomasson, Head, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Mississippi State University Asim Biswas - Cell Phone Images to Estimate Soil Organic Carbon Iftach Klapp - A deep learning system for estimation of melons individual weight and location using UAV images George Mohler - Automated Corn Ear Height ...

Call for Papers

Online abstract submission for the 15th ICPA is open at https://www.ispag.org/abstracts.   We invite you to submit an abstract for the 15th International Conference on Precision Agriculture. Instructions and a list of program topics is available at the conference home page, https://www.ispag.org/icpa   Abstract length must be in the range 300-500 words with no figures, references or tables. Authors of accepted abstracts will be entitled to present their research at the Conference after payment of registration fees. They will also be asked to submit full papers (due February 2022) for ...

Download of Files and Presentations

Dr. Adamchuk has created a temporary link to R_Workshop.zip file that contains files from Timothy Schwinghamer, Terry Griffin and Xiaofei Li:   http://adamchukpa.mcgill.ca/R_Workshop.zip   Please click the link to access the file. It is a 118MB download. 

Early Registration Discount Ends After Today

Just a reminder that June 1 is the last day of the early registration discount. After today registration fees increase US$ 100.   June 1st is also the deadline for authors and presenters to register for ICPA to be included in the program and proceedings.   Finally, June 1st is the deadline for nominations for the Graduate Student Awards and the Pierre C. Robert Scientist Awards. 

Economics Community Webinar

November 5, 2020 - Economics Community Precision agriculture will only achieve widespread adoption if farmers and agribusiness can use it profitably. This webinar includes presentations on the regulation of agricultural robotics, adoption of smart phone apps in German agriculture, and the impact of seed technology on farm equipment manufacturers.   Join us on November 5th, 2020 at 13:30 Central Standard Time (UTC -6).     Register now!     Welcome and Housekeeping - Jordan Shockley Climate Change Adaption and Mitigation for Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa: Making a Case for Precision Agriculture Technologies Development - Martin Bosompem US Ag Dealers Continue Commercialization ...

Exhibitor Prospectus

Interested in exhibiting at the 15th ICPA in Minneapolis, Minnesota? Review the exhibitor prospectus here. If you have additional questions or would like to sign up, please contact us today! 

Final Abstract Reviewer Reminder

Dear Colleague:   Thank you to those who have completed evaluation of the ICPA 2022 abstracts assigned to you. For those who are still working on the evaluation, this is a reminder that we need your response by today to provide feedback to authors by Feb. 1.   Please contact me if you have questions.   All the best   James (Jess) Lowenberg-DeBoer President of the International Society of Precision Agriculture (ISPA)  

Important Dates and Details

Below are important dates and deadlines for the upcoming conference. Be sure to review them, and if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us.   Event Date Call For Session Chairs 01 APR 2020 Deadline for Papers 01 MAY 2020 Deadline for Board Nominations 01 MAY 2020 Deadline for Award Nominations 01 JUN 2020 Deadline for Early Registration Discount 01 JUN 2020 Deadline for Authors to Register 01 JUN 2020 Deadline for Voting for Board Members 22 JUN 2020 15th International Conference on Precision Agriculture 28 JUN 2020    

Important Deadlines for ICPA

Important deadlines are coming up for ICPA: 1 JUN 2018 Early-bird registration discount, rates go up after June 1st Deadline for presenters/authors to register for paper to be include in the proceedings and program Hotel room block special rates deadline. After June 1st, our block will open up and rates will go up. Make hotel reservations before June 1st.  Deadline for nominations for Grad Student Awards and Pierre C. Robert Scientist Awards 8 JUN 2018 Deadline for nominations for the ISPA board of directors 15 JUN 2018 Student award nominees will be notified of results Election Ballot email will go out to all active ...

INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS PREPARING FULL LENGTH PAPERS

Full papers (or 2-page summary for posters) must be uploaded by 01 MAY 2022 for inclusion in the proceedings.  One or more authors of a paper must be registered for the conference by 01 JUNE 2022 for it to be included in the conference and proceedings. Papers not meeting these requirements will not be included in the conference or proceedings. INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS PREPARING PAPERS FOR ICPA   NOTE: The online proceedings of the 15th ICPA will provide an enduring, accessible, citable record of your research. All oral presenters are REQUIRED to prepare a full-length paper (4...

Instructions for R Workshop for Precision Agriculture Applications

Timothy Schwinghamer and Todd Barr   June 20, 2018   14th International Conference on Precision Agriculture   R Workshop for Precision Agriculture Applications   Dear workshop participants:   It will be beneficial if you could come to the workshop with a laptop computer with preinstalled software. Following are the instructions for software installation.   Installing R Go to www.r-project.org Click on a CRAN mirror (any of the many different places that are offered as options will do as well as any other) Select the operating system Select the base system Such as Windows or Mac, etc. Select the executable file ...

Intensifying Farm Management

September 3rd - Intensifying Farm Management This webinar focuses on presentations of technologies to improve farm management including: estimation of apple load using a mobile app, impact of precision irrigation on maize yield, and use of pulse width modulation technology on pesticide sprayers.    Join us on September 3rd, 2020 at 13:30 Central Daylight Time (UTC -5).     Register now!     Harriet Housam - Automated Calves' Body Temperature Detection Using Infrared Thermography and Computer Vision Traditionally, a calf’s core body temperature is measured via a rectal thermometer. This method can be both time-consuming and invasive, meaning ...

Intensifying Farm Management - STARTS IN 90 MINUTES

Virtual ICPA Webinar Instructions You will be asked for your name and email to register for the webinar.    Intensifying Farm Management Webinar Join us for a webinar on September 3rd, 2020 at 13:30 Central Daylight Time (UTC -5).   Register now!   PROGRAM: Welcome and Housekeeping - Dr. Lav Khot, Associate Professor, Washington State University Automated Calves' Body Temperature Detection Using Infrared Thermography and Computer Vision - Harriet Housam Apple Crop Load Estimation in a Fuji Orchard Block using a Mobile Application (App) - Manoj Karkee, Associate Professor, Center for Precision and Automated Agricultural Systems, Washington State University ...

Invitation to Attend Virtual ICPA 2020

Virtual ICPA 2020 As an active ISPA member you can join the webinar free of charge. Join us for a webinar on Jun 30, 2020 at 1:30 PM CDT.   Register now!   PROGRAM: Welcome and Housekeeping Keynote: Dr. David Lamb, Food Agility Pierre C. Robert Scientist Awards ISPA Election Results and Leadership Team Passing of the Gavel Closing Polls After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. View System Requirements

Invitation to Present as part of the Virtual ICPA 2020

Dear Corresponding Author,   The virtual ICPA will be continued in the fall of 2020, and the ISPA wants to give you an opportunity to deliver your paper for the conference, receive feedback from colleagues and have your paper posted in an on-line proceedings.   The plan is for ISPA to organize Virtual ICPA webinar sessions for those who want to present. LIke sessions in a face-to-face conference, those sessions would be led by a moderator and include a short Q&A period at the end of each talk. In the virtual session questions would be sent through the chat ...

Latin America Community - STARTS IN 90 MINUTES

It is a pleasure to invite you to attend the next Virtual ICPA Webinar, Thursday, September 24, 13:30-15:00 Central Daylight Time (UTC -5), from the Latin America Community.    This webinar will include three presentations about trends in precision agriculture in Latin America, followed by information about the second Latin American Precision Agriculture Conference (CLAP), postponed until next year.   Program: Short introduction from ISPA Short presentations about regional trends of PA: Rodrigo Ortega – Chile (rodrigo.ortega@usm.cl) Fernando Scaramuzza – Argentina (scaramuzza.fernando@inta.gob.ar) José P. Molin – Brazil (jpmolin@usp.br) ...

Latin America Community Webinar

It is a pleasure to invite you to attend the next Virtual ICPA Webinar, Thursday, September 24, 13:30-15:00 Central Daylight Time (UTC -5), from the Latin America Community.    This webinar will include three presentations about trends in precision agriculture in Latin America, followed by information about the second Latin American Precision Agriculture Conference (CLAP), postponed until next year.   Program: Short introduction from ISPA Short presentations about regional trends of PA: Rodrigo Ortega – Chile (rodrigo.ortega@usm.cl) Fernando Scaramuzza – Argentina (scaramuzza.fernando@inta.gob.ar) José P. Molin – Brazil (jpmolin@usp.br) ...

Make Plans to Visit Montreal

Montréal is the largest city in Canada's Québec province. It’s set on an island in the Saint Lawrence River and named after Mt. Royal, the triple-peaked hill at its heart. Its boroughs, many of which were once independent cities, include neighbourhoods ranging from cobblestoned, French colonial Vieux-Montréal – with the Gothic Revival Notre-Dame Basilica at its centre – to bohemian Plateau.     We have gathered more information about optional tours and exploring the city and surrounding area on the conference website. Montreal Tourism invites you to explore their ...

Nitrogen Community Webinar - STARTS IN 90 MINUTES

October 8, 2020 - Nitrogen Community Nitrogen fertilizer is one of the most important crop nutrients. Because it is affected by temperature, moisture and other factors it is also one of the most difficult to manage. This webinar will focus on research by the ISPA Nitrogen Management Community to improve spatial and temporal management of nitrogen.   Join us on October 8th, 2020 at 13:30 Central Daylight Time (UTC -5).     Register now!     Dr. Raj Khosla and Dr. Athyna Cambouris - Welcome and Housekeeping Nitrogen Community Business Meeting Agenda Leader Report Election of the Vice-Leader Adjourn Dr. Newell Kitchen&...

OFE Community Announcement

Dear OFE Community,   As part of the Virtual International Conference on Precision Agriculture (VICPA) we are hosting a webinar on On-Farm Experimentation on 15 October at 1.30 pm Central Daylight Time (UTC -5) (7.30pm BST).    The VICPA and OFE-Community is for ISPA members, but for this meeting it will be open to all, and we are pleased to invite members from the Consortium for On-Farm Experimentation which runs in parallel to OFE-C.   The meeting will hear from 5 submitted papers below, chaired by Nicolas Tremblay, followed by a business meeting for the ISPA OFE community Daniel Kindred - ...

On-Farm Experimentation Community Webinar - STARTS IN 90 MINUTES

October 15, 2020 - On-Farm Experimentation Community Optimizing farming systems will probably require some planned experimentation. It is unlikely that simply observing function systems will provide data for crop and livestock responses over all the relevant inputs and range of rates. This webinar will focus on research by the ISPA On-farm Experimentation Community to make on-farm testing more relevant to farmers and agribusiness.   Join us on October 15th, 2020 at 13:30 Central Daylight Time (UTC -5).     Register now!     Welcome and Housekeeping - Nicolas Tremblay Learnings from Conducting Co-Ordinated Farm-Centric Field Scale Experiments - Daniel Kindred This presentation will ...

Online Registration is Open

Online registration for the 14th ICPA is open.   Payment Options Online registration for ICPA accepts Visa, Mastercard, AmEx, and Discover. If you need to pay by wire transfer, please contact registration@ispag.org and the wire transfer information will be emailed to you. All transactions are processed in U.S. Dollars.   Registrants  If you are currently an ISPA Member, please log in to check your Membership Status. If you do not wish to become a member, or renew your membership, you may continue to the online registration.   Late Fees  Late fees ...

Opportunities for Exhibitors and Sponsors

As an elite vendor in the precision agriculture industry it's important to connect to clients, prospects, and their centers of influence. Trade shows and conferences offer a unique opportunity to meet your clients and prospects and show off your latest offerings.    The 14th ICPA will be held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada June 24-27th, 2018. This marks the first time ICPA will be held outside the United States. With precision agriculture growing steadily across Canada this will be an excellent opportunity to expand interest in your company with centers of influence from across North America and the rest ...

Oral and Poster Programs Finalized

The final Oral and Poster programs are posted on the 14th ICPA website. We have over 250 oral presentations including over 200 scientific talks, 30 industry talks, and 20 plenary session talks including keynote presentations from Chris Paterson and Yoshua Benjio, plus a special appearance of The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada during the closing session.  Oral Program Poster Program Printed Program (pdf)

Oral Program / Presentations

The oral program for the 14th ICPA is now available online at https://www.ispag.org/Oral_Program. This is a tentative program. The program will be finalized next week.    Authors and presenters, please check the program for your paper. We have tried to accommodate some late submissions and late registrations. Please verify that your paper is in the program. If you do not see your paper listed and you are planning to attend the conference, please contact abstracts@ispag.org and alert us about this.    If you see your paper listed and do not ...

Pierre C. Robert Award Symposium 2020

13:30 Central Daylight Time, Thursday, August 13, 2020 Dr. Jim Schepers, Senior Scientist Award, speaking on “Filling the Gaps with Producers in Mind.” Dr. Joe Luck, Young Scientist Award, speaking on “Moving Forward with Precision Ag Data Use.”   Register for the webinar here! Free to ISPA members. Please login to the website with your membership details to access.    Become a member.

Pierre C. Robert Award Symposium 2020 - STARTS IN 90 MINUTES

Virtual ICPA Webinar Instructions You will be asked for your name and email to register for the webinar.    Pierre C. Robert Award Symposium 2020 Join us for a webinar on August 13th, 2020 at 1:30 PM CDT.   Register now!   PROGRAM: Welcome and Housekeeping - Dr. Jess Lowenberg-DeBoer, President ISPA Filling the Gaps with Producers in Mind. - Dr. Jim Schepers, Senior Scientist Award Moving Forward with Precision Ag Data Use. - Dr. Joe Luck, Young Scientist Award After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. View System Requirements

Poster Presentations

All posters will be on display both Monday and Tuesday from 5:00pm to 6:30pm in the 4th Floor Foyer. The posters we have for display are listed here, https://www.ispag.org/Poster_Program. If you do not see your poster listed, or you see your poster listed but do not plan to attend, please contact us by Tuesday, June 12th at abstracts@ispag.org.   Please note: poster format must be no larger than 44.5 inches high by 44.5 inches wide (1.15 meters by 1.15 meters). Be sure your posters are designed to fit in this format. Posters ...

Pre-Conference Workshops

The R workshop is sold out but two additional workshops remain available. These run on Sunday, June 24th from 9:30am to 1:00pm. Contact us if you would like to get a seat for On-Farm Experimentation and Decision-Support Workshop or UAV Operation and Data Analysis for Precision Agriculture Applications.

Precision Nitrogen Community Leader Elections

As a member of the Precision Nitrogen Community of ISPA, you are invited to vote for a candidate for the Vice-Leader of the community.    If you wish to learn more about the candidates, you can read about each of the candidates here.    Follow this link, Precision Nitrogen Community Elections, to access the ballot. You may be prompted to login to the site.    Your vote must be cast by 8 October 2020. The election will close at noon (UTC -5) 8 October 2020.  

Precision Nitrogen Management Community Elections - SUBMIT A CANDIDATE

Dear Member of the Precision Nitrogen Management Community:   It is time to submit nominations for the next Vice-Leader of the Precision Nitrogen Community of the ISPA. You may nominate a colleague or self-nominate with a short CV/Resume AND a short write-up (1-page max) sharing your interest and expertise to fill this position. Please submit your nomination via email by Sunday, October 4th, 2020 to  Athyna.Cambouris@canada.ca and Raj.Khosla@colostate.edu   Elections will be held online on the ISPA’s website once candidates have been determined. We may announce the next ...

Report on the 8th ACPA (Ludhiana, India)

Submitted by Dr. Nicolas Tremblay    The 8th Asian-Australasian Conference on Precision Agriculture (ACPA) was successfully held in Ludhiana, India from October 14 to 17th, 2019. A large number of ISPA members were present and many ISPA Board members delivered keynote presentations (including founding ISPA President, Raj Khosla, President-Elect Jess Lowenberg-Deboer, Past-President Nicolas Tremblay and former Secretary Viacheslav Adamchuk).   High-level presentations, at the edge of precision agriculture science were offered. The setting was perfect for networking and interactions. The 8th ACPA was a place to realize how much precision agriculture is a dynamic sector, but also how much it has ...

Session Chairs Note

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Sponsor Spotlight - Minnesota Corn Growers Association

Silver Sponsor Spotlight - Minnesota Corn Growers Association   Thank you Minnesota Corn Growers Association for becoming a Silver Sponsor at the 15th International Conference on Precision Agriculture.   With more than 6,500 members, the Minnesota Corn Growers Association is one of the largest grassroots farm organizations in the United States. Working in close partnership with the Minnesota Corn Research & Promotion Council, MCGA identifies and promotes opportunities for Minnesota’s 24,000 corn farmers while building connections with the non-farming public. We accomplish this by investing in third-party research that focuses on water quality and soil health, targeted consumer outreach, developing ...

Take the Survey

We had a good number of surveys completed during the closing session. Thank you.    If you would like to include your feedback on the conference, its organization, its future, please go to https://ispag.org/icpa/conference_survey and complete the evaluation.    Your feedback helps us keep our conference strong and organized to your interests. Please take a moment to fill out the survey and add specific comments for improvement. 

Technical Tour

There are just a few seats left for the post-conference technical tour.  Contact us now if you have already registered for the conference, but would like to add the tour. 

Thank You for Attending!

Thank you for attending the 15th International Conference on Precision Agriculture!   Thank you for your participation. It was great to see everyoneengaging in the conversation, asking and answering questions, and building the relationships that make the ISPA.    Please be sure to visit the conference website for the PROCEEDINGS, and a pdf of the PROGRAM, and PHOTOS from the conference. 

Thank you Sponsors

Thank You Silver Sponsors Thank you to our Silver Sponsors for their support of the 15th International Conference on Precision Agriculture!

The Future of ISPA Survey

The Future Of ISPA The Future of the International Society of Precision Agriculture Survey: ISPA would like to hear from you.  "The Future of ISPA" survey is your opportunity to make a suggestion to the board on how to improve the society and to let the board know of services you have enjoyed as a member of ISPA.   Click here to complete the survey.  

Time to Submit Abstracts - DEADLINE APPROACHING

Online abstract submission for the 15th ICPA is open at https://www.ispag.org/abstracts. We invite you to submit an abstract for the various conference topics. Abstracts will be reviewed for suitability based on scientific content and clarity. Abstracts meeting these criteria will be accepted for presentation as either oral or poster presentations at the conference. Abstract length must be in the range 300-500 words with no figures, references or tables. Authors of accepted abstracts will be entitled to present their research at the Conference after payment of registration fees. They will also be entitled to submit full ...

Virtual ICPA 2020

Thank you for all those who attended the Virtual ICPA 2020 webinar. This was ISPA's first-ever online webinar, and we hope the success of the presentations will encourage even more members to join us in any future online collaboration events.   We would like to again thank our keynote speaker, Dr. David Lamb, for his presentation and participation at such a late hour. The presentation provided ample engagement from our participants during the Q&A session. Our congratulations go out to the winners of the Pierre C. Robert Scientist Awards, Dr. Joe Luck receiving the 2020 Young Scientist Award, and ...

Virtual ICPA 2020 Launching June 30

ISPA will be launching Virtual ICPA 2020 on June 30th.   The first session is slated to begin at 1:30pm U.S. CDT (UTC -5).    The session is scheduled to be approximately 90 minutes.   ISPA President, Dr. Ian Yule will open the webinar with a welcome message and introduce our keynote speaker, Dr. David Lamb, Chief Scientist at Food Agility CRC and McClymont Distinguished Professor at the University of New England in Australia. Dr. Lamb’s talk is titled, "Precision in the Food Chain". After the presentation we will have time for select questions from the ...

Virtual ICPA Webinar Instructions

Virtual ICPA Webinar Instructions You will be asked for your name and email to register for the webinar.    Pierre C. Robert Award Symposium 2020 Join us for a webinar on August 13th, 2020 at 1:30 PM CDT.   Register now!   PROGRAM: Welcome and Housekeeping - Dr. Jess Lowenberg-DeBoer, President ISPA Filling the Gaps with Producers in Mind. - Dr. Jim Schepers, Senior Scientist Award Moving Forward with Precision Ag Data Use. - Dr. Joe Luck, Young Scientist Award After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. View System Requirements

Virtual ICPA Webinar Series

Starting Thursday, August 13th, through November 5, the ICPA weekly webinar series will feature a number of different presentations. All webinars will take place on Thursdays from 13:30-15:00 Central Standard Time (UTC -6).  All webinars are free to active ISPA members. When you login to the ispag.org website, the link to the webinars will be under the Members tab (https://www.ispag.org/Virtual_ICPA_Webinar). If you have any issues with registering to view a webinar, please contact, info@ispag.org   If you are not able to view the webinars live, they ...

Virtual Poster Presentation

Virtual Poster Presentations Begin Customizing Your Virtual Poster:  Authors presenting their poster at the 15th ICPA virtually can begin customizing their virtual posters here (please log in to view your abstract).     Authors presenting their poster in-person at the 15th ICPA can create a virtual poster but they are not required to do so.  The addition of the virtual poster would allow you to showcase your research to the virtual attendees as well as the in-person conference attendees.    Instructions on how to customize your poster can be found on ...

Welcome Exhibitors and Sponsors!

ICPA is pleased to welcome Waypoint Analytical and Agrian as exhibitors to ICPA.    Please pass this message along to any companies or organizations who may want to participate in the conference. With over 400 attendees expected from over 30 countries it is a terrific opportunity to spread awareness about precision ag services and technologies. Each attendee is a center of influence in the country where they are from. They are coming to the conference to learn and share information about the latest, greatest precision ag offerings and will undoubtedly be reporting back to their constituents upon their return.    ...