Precision Ag Workshop Hosted by AL Extension

Kelly MarshallData, Planting, Spraying, Variable rate

Alabama ExtensionA Precision Agriculture Workshop will be held in Auburn, Alabama on January 28, 2016.  The workshop is provided by Auburn University and the Alabama Extension.  There will be presentations and demonstrations of cutting edge precision technology covering planting, spraying, variable rate nitrogen, variable rate irrigation and data management.

Alabama Extension Precision Ag and Grain Crops Specialist Brenda Ortiz said there are many producers who have not fully adopted precision agriculture practices and site-specific management strategies.

“We want to provide current information, access to current technology and connect farmers with private companies and consultants who can assist producers with this move,” said Ortiz.

The day will focus on site specific management practices to give attendees a thorough overview.

“Site specific management can help farmers increase yield and profitability, increase efficiency and be better stewards of the environment,” she said. “We want to help farmers understand how to better use our natural resources, and how to analyze data collected in their fields and use it effectively.”

The presentation was designed to bring information to precision newbies while still meeting the needs of growers who have already implemented precision practices in their operations.

Speakers include Dr. Ajay Sharda from Kansas State University, Dr. Brian Arnal from Oklahoma State University, Dr. Timothy Stombaugh from the University of Kentucky and Dr. Kenneth Stone from USDA/ARS. Company presenters include Trimble, SunSouth John Deere Dealer, TriGreen John Deere Dealer, MapShots, Valley and Russell Planter Service.

The workshop is free but registration is required.