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Precision agriculture workshops presented

Precision agriculture workshops presented

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The Alabama Precision Agriculture Extension Program will be presenting several precision agriculture workshops in 2017. The following are topics and other information about the programs.

Use of Soil Sensors for Irrigation Scheduling. This workshop will discuss the importance of irrigation scheduling and different methods of scheduling with emphasis on the use of soil sensors. Date: Feb. 24. Register for free at: http://bit.ly/2jkF04H

Precision Ag. Sprayer Clinic. The adoption of sprayer technology and the use of the data collected from rate controllers is becoming more and more important with the challenges to produce more food and new environmental regulations. During this event, several private companies will showcase the latest on sprayer technology and rate controller technology. The clinic is limited to 150 people. Date: March 10. Register for free by March 1 at: http://bit.ly/2kN6cKL

Yield Monitor Calibration and Use of Yield Data. Accurate data will result in right management decisions. During this workshop, we will review the key steps to yield monitor calibration. Additionally, hands-on exercises on basic yield data analysis will be included. This workshop is limited to 50 people. Date: June 22. Register for free by June 12 at: http://bit.ly/2jwrdZ4

Precision Ag. Planter Clinic. Precision planting is critical for even emergence, good plant health and final yield. During this event, several private companies will showcase the latest on precision planting technology and rate controller technology. The clinic is limited to 150 people. Date: Nov. 30. Register for free by Nov.20 at: http://bit.ly/2jMBNyp.

All of the workshops will be held at the E.V. Smith Research Center Conference Room, 4725 County Road 40 in Shorter. Additional questions can be sent to bortiz@auburn.edu or agnewcd@auburn.edu

Paul Hollis