Keter Basil Kimutai
Reynolds Livestock, USA
Keter Basil Kimutai has a BSc Informatics (2015) from Moi University. Born and brought up in a farming background, he has been exposed to agricultural practices and processes. He has a passion in operating farm machinery. Having worked for Monsanto, he was able to build more knowledge in Precision Agriculture and crop. Currently he is in USA undergoing practical training in agriculture.
Advanced Precision Agriculture seeks to take Agriculture beyond its boundaries. It uses a sustainable system of fully autonomous farm machines that can be able to support themselves with very minimal human interference, production is monitored right to the seed level, i.e. each corn in the field is mapped to a computer according to its precise location in the field when planting then when harvesting, data about the seed is also harvested (crop height, number of cobbs, and average weight of the grains). This creates a super huge data to be used for decision making in the next crop year. While the crop grows in the fields, computer monitors their progress considering farm conditions such climate. The computer simulates the growth too to see how much the crop in the field is deviating from the normal. All these data makes decision making more precise and advanced.
The agricultural world, despite challenges, is heading towards Advanced Precision Agriculture.
- Agriculture Engineering
- Agriculture and Food Security
- Plant Science
- Agronomy and Crop Science
- Precision Agriculture and Environment
- Agroforestry and Landscaping
- Soil Science and Water Management
- Crop Protection and Entomology
- Greenhouse and Horticulture
- Livestock/Animal Farming and Genetic Engineering