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Predictive Agriculture Initiative

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predictive_ag_featureBerkeley Lab’s Predictive Agricultural Initiative, as part of the UC Global Food Initiative launched in late 2014, focuses on mining existing data to understand the impacts of changing climate on California agriculture. For this project, in collaboration with UC Davis, Lab scientists work to develop new scientific approaches to increase food production, while simultaneously decreasing inputs of water and fertilizers. This research project is led by Peter Nico of the Earth and Environmental Sciences Area, who serves as the Berkeley Lab lead for both the Global Food Initiative and the Predictive Agriculture efforts.