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​Interested in learning more about how Precision Ag can be implemented on your farm?


POSTPONED. New date TBD: Precision Ag Series Workshops

  • Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Friday, April 3, 2020, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Wednesday, April 29, 2020, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Sessions are FREE—registration is still required. Register online at: POSTPONED. New date TBD:

(If you are unable to access the internet, please call CCE Seneca at 315-539-9251)

Interested in learning more about how Precision Agriculture can be implemented on your farm?

This series of 3 workshops will include:

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

Precision soil sampling vs. grid sampling
Soil electrical conductivity (EC) and ways to measure it

  • Soil EC: Veris vs. EM38, EC vs. soil texture, and EC vs. Yield Maps

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

Map Principles

  • 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

Brought to you by: 

Ali Nafchi, Ph.D. - Precision Ag Specialist, Cornell University & Cornell Cooperative Extension of Western New York, 




Judy Wright
Sr. Agriculture Economic Specialist
315-539-9251 ext. 109


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Last updated March 16, 2020