Agricultural Expert Witness On Forensic Agronomy – Part 3

Certified Professional Agronomist Dale Softley serves as an agricultural expert witness in agricultural fraud cases. He writes:

Many agronomists use GPS and GIS technology when possible to increase the precession of their work. Placing a GPS in one’s pocket produces an exact map of where in the field the person had traveled, and can note specific points on a computerized map for future reference or application. As part of our practice I normally use a GPS when making aerial observations of fields or locations. The use of aerial observations and photography of a subject site often provides new or different insights of a specific problem not readily apparent from ground observations.

When working loss problems an Agronomist may use a variety of sources, from government’s documents, public records, and personal knowledge, to solve a given problem.