The tricks, technology, tools and trades of precision farming will be discussed and demonstrated in the field this week. Isbell Farms in northwest Alabama is hosting a precision agriculture field day for farmers and growers. Southeast Farm Progress reports that the field day will be held July 10th at the farm near Cherokee in Colbert County. Activities will begin at 8:30 a.m.
The field day will feature many of the cutting-edge approaches associated with precision agriculture, a GPS-based farming technology that enables farmers to plant, spray and harvest their crops with pinpoint accuracy — an approach that has led to substantial farm savings.
Concurrent tours running through the morning will highlight several precision agricultural research projects. These will include variable-rate irrigation and seeding demonstrations as well as research dealing with the spatial variability of nematodes in cropland.
But the field day will not be limited to precision farming techniques. In addition to providing a crop update, experts will discuss weed and nitrogen management with conservation-tillage and also will present several variety plots.
Vendors will be on hand to present and discuss some of the latest advances in precision farming equipment.
Certified crop adviser points also will be offered.
Click here to read more about the event.