Auburn University and Alabama Extension professionals will host a Precision Agriculture Workshop in Auburn, Ala., Jan. 28. Cutting-edge precision agriculture presentations and precision ag demonstrations will be led by Extension professionals and private companies.
The event will take place at the Auburn University Dixon Hotel and Conference Center.
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.
Topics covered by presenters will include precision planting, precision spraying, variable rate nitrogen, variable rate irrigation and data management.
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Ortiz said the workshop will combine presentations and demonstrations to give attendees a thorough overview of site specific management practices.
“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.”
Ortiz said the conference will have information for producers who are new to precision ag practices and for those who have already implemented practices on their farms.
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.
There is no registration fee, but registration is required.