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How Remote Sensing Technologies Increase Food Production

You might be able to take the girl off the farm, but you can’t necessarily take the farm out of the girl, as the saying goes.

That was the case for Melba Crawford, who as a teenager couldn’t wait to leave her family’s farm in Illinois to pursue an engineering career.

But her engineering path eventually led her back to agriculture. She has developed remote sensing technologies that, among other uses, map crops more accurately, increase crop yields, and improve management practices while reducing the time it takes to select promising new hybrids.

Read the Full article on IEEE Spectrum



Fellow Melba Crawford [middle] proudly displays her IEEE Mildred Dresselhaus Medal at the IEEE Honors Ceremony. She is accompanied by IEEE President-Elect Thomas Coughlin [left] and IEEE President Saifur Rahman. ROBB COHEN PHOTOGRAPHY

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