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 -
Friday, April 3, 2020,
1:00 PM -
Wednesday, April 29, 2020,
1:00 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
- 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,
Ovid Fire Department
2136 Brown Street
Ovid, NY 14521
Last updated March 16, 2020