Research tech in the ground

Integrative Precision Agriculture (IPA) is Georgia’s vision and brand for digital agriculture: the application of new technologies, big data, analytics and models to improve the efficiency of the agricultural value chain through better decision-making and increasingly site-specific operations.

At the University of Georgia, IPA represents a signature research area at the interface of agricultural sciences, engineering and informatics – all areas in which the university continues to invest in heavily. Research in foundational IPA emphasizes the development of theory and methods in areas such as artificial intelligence and robotics that are independent of a specific agricultural domain. Use-inspired research, on the other hand, refers to the practical application of this basic research to address today’s and future challenges in production agriculture.