Precision Agriculture

The Economic Evaluation of Input Use Prescription Maps: Are You Paying to Make Less Profit?

July 17, 2019
This Cornhusker Economics article discusses a method of verifying the economic profitability of site-specific prescription maps using an on-farm field experiment and statistical and economic analysis.

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Drone in the air over a field.

Precision Ag Conference to Feature Latest Technologies

January 18, 2019
Topics at the January 31 conference in Kearney will include precision economics, nutrient and water management, data collection, and precision equipment.

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How University Ag Researchers, Extension are Wrangling Big Data

February 2, 2018
Farmers get bits of data, layers of data, in fact so much data it can be hard to interpret and use to make relevant farm management decisions. Read how faculty in the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources are helping farmers understand and use all kinds of big data to aid management decisions.

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Figure 1. Precision ag technologies including variable rate planting and liquid fertilizer application (pictured above) can be used to automatically carry out on-farm research using yield monitor data collected during harvest. (Photo by Joe Luck)

Learn about On-Farm Precision Ag Research Project Jan. 10

December 21, 2017
Learn what farmers are learning from a university research project using GPS-guided precision ag technology at a Jan. 10 meeting in Grand Island. Growers are currently being sought to participate in the project for 2018.

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A closeup of a center pivot irrigation system

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.

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Joe Luck and Rachel Stevens in a field
Figure 1. Joe Luck (left) and Rachel Stevens check seed placement of a multi-hybrid planter being tested as part of a collaborative research project being conducted by UNL researchers, industry and growers.

Precision Ag Makes Farming More Sustainable, Profitable

February 23, 2017

Farmers have numerous sources of technology and data available to use in their operations, but many producers struggle with what kind and how much technology they need.

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Yield monitor map
Learn how to clean up your field data and extract information you can use to make better informed decisions in 2017.

Registration Open for Precision Ag Data Management Workshops

December 15, 2016
The 2017 Nebraska Extension Precision Ag Data Management Workshops offer hands-on data analysis instruction on applying variable rate technologies to improve crop production efficiency and on-farm economics.

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Nebraska Extension Soils Educator Brian Krienke teaching a workshop segment
Brian Krienke, Nebraska Extension soils extension educator, conducts a training session during the 2016 Precision Ag Data Management Workshop, a hands-on learning opportunity to help farmers extract more value from their ag data.

Precision Ag Data Management Workshops: Extract Value from your Data

November 11, 2016
Learn how to extract more information from your precision agriculture data at the 2017 Nebraska Extension Precision Ag Data Management Workshops in January and February. The workshops consist of presentations and hands-on exercises using Ag Leader SMS software, Microsoft Excel, and USDA Management Zone Analyst. It's geared toward producers, crop consultants, retailers, and other agricultural professionals.

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