Precision Agriculture Series - Genesee County
February 20, 2020
March 6, 2020
March 27, 2020
10:00 AM - 12:00 noon
CCE Genesee County, Boyce Board Room
420 E Main St
Batavia, NY 14020
HostCornell Vegetable Program
email Ali Nafchi
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED but has not yet been rescheduled. If you have any questions, please contact Ali Nafchi at 585-313-6197.
Join Cornell Cooperative Extension to learn what precision agriculture entails, the economics of using precision ag, and the preferred methodology and benefits. This free, 3-day event series is being organized by CCE Genesee County with assistance from Dr. Ali Nafchi, Precision Ag Specialist of the CCE Cornell Vegetable Program and CCE NWNY Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops team. Topics for each day will be determined by the audience interests and questions.
Precision Agriculture (Introduction)
- Why should producers be interested in precision agriculture?
- Goals, key factors, information, technology, management
Components of Precision Agriculture Equipment
- Key components, equipment, computer/controllers, sensors, GIS, GPS, remote sensing, satellite imagery, UAV's
Agricultural management philosophy (PA perspective)
- What is zone management?
- Best management practices
- Soil and tillage management
Soil electrical conductivity (EC) and ways to measure it
Precision soil sampling vs. grid sampling
- Soil EC: Veris vs. EM38, EC vs. soil texture, and EC vs. yield map
Site specific management/variable rate applications
- Variable depth tillage control, variable seeding rate, automatic section control, variable rate irrigation, and variable irrigation based on soil texture
- Why is map-making important?
- Yield maps vs. prescription maps
- Importance of yield monitors, yield monitoring components, calibration and factors that effect on it
Introduction to NDVI
- Characteristic of NDVI values
- NDVI estimation and photo analysis
Economics of using precision agriculture Preferred methodology and benefits, evaluation
Topics for each day will be determined by the audience interests and questions.
FREE sessions but registration is required. Register online or call Brandie Waite at CCE Genesee County at 585-343-3040 x138.
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