PLACES Goals Include

  • Advance knowledge of the variations in land and climate conditions that occur across managed and natural landscapes.
  • Explore economic and environmental benefits of this knowledge to the land and for society.
  • Develop and test agro-technology transfer strategies based on soil and climate resource databases and geographic information system (GIS) technology.
  • Apply field-scale GIS, terrain modeling, global positioning system (GPS), remote sensing, and expert system technologies with soil and climate databases to soil-specific management including "Precision Farming."