Precision Ag Training Aug. 2 - Learn How to Optimize Your Tech

Precision Ag Training Aug. 2 - Learn How to Optimize Your Tech July 21, 2017

 Utilizing precision ag technologies effectively can streamline production efficiencies. Attend Nebraska Extension’s Aug. 2 Precision Ag Clinic to view field demonstrations and learn more about how to collect and decipher your data.

Participants will meet at the August N. Christenson Research and Education Building at the University’s Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center (formerly the Agricultural Research and Development Center) near Mead.

According to Joe Luck, Extension Precision Agriculture Engineer, attendees will have the opportunity to learn how to incorporate crop canopy sensors into in-season nitrogen management plans by highlighting two years of data from Project SENSE and studies in manure-treated fields.

“In addition, attendees will receive a comprehensive overview of how UAVs might be incorporated into their operations by attending sessions on FAA regulations and piloting, sensors platform availability, and data processing software. Demonstrations will include multiple UAV platforms as well as a crop canopy sensor-equipped high clearance sprayer used for nitrogen application.”

The Aug. 2 Precision Ag Clinic focuses on implementing and understanding precision ag technologies and their use in crop production. Topics include:

  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Certification Process and Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Operations;
  • Basics of Sensor-Based Functions and Other Data Inputs (such as Economic Optimum N Rate - EONR);
  • UAS Sensor Availability, Selection, and Applications;
  • Sensor-Based Control Hardware Requirements;
  • UAS Imagery Data Processing - Software and Interpretation;
  • Sensor-Based Applications for Manured Fields; and
  • UAV and SENSE Applicator Demonstrations.

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. The clinic is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. A total of 5.5 Certified Crop Adviser credits (crop management – 1 and nutrient management – 4.5) have been applied for and are pending approval for this clinic.

To share information on the clinic, use the Precision Agriculture Clinic Program Flyer.

Upcoming Soybean and Corn Crop Diagnostic Clinics

Nebraska Extension is also providing an Aug. 23 Soybean Production Clinic and the Aug. 24 Corn Production Clinic include plots with soybean growth and development at a range of vegetative/reproductive growth stages. Both clinics will provide opportunities for hands-on interaction and to see demos up close.

Aug. 23 soybean clinic topics include: Cultural Practices; Genetics/Agronomics; Insect Management; Plant Pathology; Soil Fertility; and Weed Science. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. Clinic is from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

A total of 8 Certified Crop Adviser credits (crop management – 2, nutrient management – 2, and pest management - 4) have been applied for and are pending approval for this clinic.

Aug. 24 corn clinic topics include: Agronomy Cultural Practices; Insect Damage in Corn; Plant Pathology; Soil Fertility; and Weed Science. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Clinic is from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Eight Certified Crop Adviser credits (crop management – 2, nutrient management – 2, and pest management - 4) have been applied for and are pending approval for this clinic.

Registration

Early registration for any of the three crop management diagnostic clinics is recommended to reserve a seat and resource materials. Cost for one clinic is $95 for those registering one week in advance and $120 after. Special pricing is available for those registering for both the Aug. 23 soybean and Aug. 24 corn production clinics - $150 by Aug. 18, $200 after.

For more information or to register, contact the Nebraska Extension CMDC Programs, 1071 County Road G, Ithaca, NE 68033, call (800) 529-8030, fax (402) 624-8010, e-mail cdunbar2@unl.edu or visit the Web at http://ardc.unl.edu/cmdc.shtml.