Section 9: Innovations in IP
With rapidly increasing demand for IP services innovations are bound to increase also. Both public service organizations, such as AOSCA, individual agencies, and other public agricultural agencies, and many emerging private service companies are gearing up to meet the needs of this increased demand for IP services. Some of the trading companies involved in IP trade are also developing innovative in-house IP systems to meet their own needs. Even though the basic IP system will need to remain the same methods of testing, reporting, and documenting will receive innovative emphasis. Utilizing new technologies in laboratory and in-the-field testing techniques, electronic data transfer, and global positioning systems (GPS) may provide accuracy, efficiencies, and speed that will be desirable to IP parties.