New Jersey Agriculture
Two years ago, Rutgers Cooperative Extension (RCE) and the Grant F. Walton Center for Remote Sensing and Spatial analysis (CRSSA) at Rutgers began a unique program aimed at utilizing Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and its related technology-based tools (Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing) for agriculturally related projects.
Challenge for NJ Agriculture
Growers in NJ are facing major obstacles in maintaining profitability. New state and federal guidelines are placing more restrictions on the way growers can farm. Crop prices continue to fall, and land values and development pressure continue to rise.
To test whether site-specific precision agriculture tools work accurately and economically on the smaller fields and farms common to New Jersey grain, forage, fruit, and vegetable producers.