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The University of California, Riverside is recruiting a Postdoctoral Scholar to develop improved tools for the detection of biotic stress (diseases and weeds) in annual crops in the Southwestern U.S. The Scholar will support the USDA-NIFA-funded project “Artificial Intelligence for Sustainable Water, Nutrient, Salinity, And Pest Management in The Western U.S.” (https://ai4sa.ucr.edu/). The overall goal of this project is to develop advanced tools for early stress (abiotic and biotic) detection and decision support for crop management. The Scholar will work with agricultural scientists, extension personnel, and growers and other industry clientele to collect imagery via unmanned aerial systems (UAS), satellites, and other georeferenced data on pest outbreaks. The Scholar will use these data in collaboration with computer scientists to develop machine learning algorithms for the detection and management of biotic stress. The crops and pest systems to be included in this project are flexible but are expected to be relevant to agriculture in Arizona and California.
The Department of Bioresource Engineering at McGill University invites applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor in Urban Food Production Engineering. The successful candidate can address several challenges in urban, local, and northern food production systems. The scope of the position may include, but is not limited to: urban agriculture (e.g., plant factories, roof top greenhouses, container farming, and novel food production systems), green structures (e.g., green walls, edible walls, green roofs, ornamental displays, medicinal plants, and rooftop greenhouses and gardens), smart housing for animals, regenerative building design (e.g., ecomimetic and biological processes for water collection, heat island mitigation, waste reduction, and nature based systems), climate control for biological and agricultural buildings, sustainable structural design, and life cycle assessment. The Department of Bioresource Engineering is part of the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences on the Macdonald Campus, located 35 km west of Montreal’s city center and the downtown Campus. The Macdonald Campus Farm, Horticulture Centre, and the main Macdonald Campus are incubation sites that may be used as applied laboratories to generate ideas, build and test experimental structures, and apply the research to biological and agricultural production systems. There is a capacity for ...more
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Position Announcement Precision Agriculture Technologies Extension Specialist Position: Tenure Track Assistant Professor or Tenured Associate Professor, Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science Department (BESS). This is a full-time, 12-month, 100% Extension appointment. Overview: The University of Tennessee Extension is a strong educational and research partner in the effort to improve row crop production systems. The successful candidate is expected to develop a nationally recognized Extension and applied research Precision Agriculture Technology Program. Specific areas of emphasis could include but are not limited to Precision Agriculture Machinery, Sensing and Control Systems, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, and Autonomous Agriculture Systems. Primary Responsibilities: Develop, deliver and evaluate an Extension Program in the area of Precision Agriculture Technology that focuses on row crop production systems. This Program will employ innovative teaching strategies and methodologies adapted to diverse audiences including agricultural producers, Extension Agents and Specialist, professional consultants, as well as state, regional, national, and international leaders. Acquire extramural funding to develop & deliver a Precision Agriculture Technology Extension Program. Acquire extramural funding to support a Precision Agriculture Technology applied research Program that includes the training of BESS graduate students and peer-reviewed publication of research results. Publish peer reviewed Extension and journal articles as ...more
Assistant Professor in Computational Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Brief description: The assistant professor of computational agricultural and environmental science will develop a high-impact research program that integrates plant and soil sciences and data analytics to advance agricultural and environmental sustainability. The incumbent will create and analyze high-volume/high-resolution datasets from different sources (e.g., field data, remotely-sensed data, sensor webs) and use and develop advanced, data-driven computational methods to understand agroecosystems and predict productivity and environmental outcomes. Approaches may include statistical and process-based simulation models and machine learning. This individual will become a leader in integrating multi-scale data and transforming these data into knowledge and applied solutions. The incumbent will contribute to the instructional mission of the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences at University of Kentucky by teaching in the Agricultural Ecosystem Sciences (AES) and Natural Resources and Environmental Science (NRES) undergraduate programs, as well as in the Integrated Plant and Soil Sciences graduate program. Teaching assignments will be based on the program needs plus the candidate’s interests and qualifications. Applications should be submitted by July 21st for full consideration.
Position Announcement Division of Plant Science and Technology College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) University of Missouri Position: Postdoctoral Fellow – Digital Agriculture Job description: Conduct research and extension activities in digital agriculture to advance smart farming technologies and improve soil health, crop production, and agricultural sustainability. The position is located in the Agricultural Systems Technology (AST) program of the Division of Plant Science and Technology at University of Missouri (MU), in collaboration with the USDA-ARS Cropping Systems and Water Quality Research Unit in Columbia, MO. Duties: Responsibilities of the position include development, evaluation, and deployment of sensing, decision-support, and machine control technology to enable digital agriculture systems focused on soil health, crop nitrogen management, and advanced planting technology. The candidate will work with a multidisciplinary research team consisting of university research and extension faculty, USDA-ARS scientists and engineers, and graduate and undergraduate students. The candidate is expected to lead the research activities of digital agricultural technology development, field evaluation, data collection and analysis and publication. Some potential activities include but are not limited to: Collect and analyze proximal soil sensor (planter sensor, soil electrical conductivity, soil spectra) and remote ...more
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Post Doc in Precision Agriculture Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT Description of the Opportunity: The Soil Fertility and Soil Health Program in the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT seeks a highly motivated Post Doctorial Associate. The Post Doc will work with the PIs from multiple institutions (e.g. University of Illinois, Montana State University, Louisiana State University, University of Nebraska, USDA-ARS, etc.) to support projects focuses on studying variable rate strategies using on-farm precision experiments, cutting-edge digital agricultural technologies, big data, and data analytics. The selected applicant will conduct on-farm experiment, analyze data, publish peer-reviewed journal articles, contribute to the development of decision-support tools, and participate extension activities. The Post Doc is expected to develop new projects related to precision agriculture and lead proposal development under the guidance of PIs. Minimum Qualifications: The applicants must have a PhD degree in Precision Agriculture, Soil Science, Agronomy, Data Science, Environmental Science, or closely related fields. Demonstrated excellent writing skills. The selected applicant will be expected to publish research findings, write proposals, present in professional meetings and extension workshops. Demonstrated excellent ...more