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New engineering research center to focus on agriculture technology

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New engineering research center to focus on agriculture technology

Image Credit: Julie Colton. Article by Lorena Anderson, UC Merced.

By 2050, the U.S. population is estimated to grow to 400 million, and the world population to 9.1 billion, requiring a 70 percent increase in global food production.

UC Merced is one of four campuses across the country uniting to meet that challenge by harnessing the power of innovation and technology to develop precision agriculture for a sustainable future. […]

Drone navigating autonomously through rows of apple trees. Drones for use in agriculture are just one area the new center will study. Credit: Vijay Kumar.

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