Precision Farming Overview 20110310

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About the webinar

This webinar is the fifth session in the course "GIS resources for farm management".

This presentation provides a general overview of precision farming technologies and its implementation. We will explore it from the perspective of the farmer and of the input supplier, and the roles each play in the management decisions and operations.

  • Definition of precision farming.
  • Historical perspective
  • Technology components
    • GIS—geo-referencing
    • Basis for records
    • Link to external databases -> Soil survey/Weather/Other
    • GPS location identification
    • Auto-guidance
    • Sensor systems -> Soil / Crop/ Environment
    • Controllers
  • Building a system
    • Fitting it to your farm’s needs
    • Records are critical
  • Future developments
    • Variable-rate seeding
    • Variable tillage
    • On-farm intra-net
    • On-board communication
    • Dare to dream!!

Panelists & Participants

Panelists included:

  • Dr Harold Reetz, Reetz Agronomics, Monticello, IL
  • Ed Di Pollina, GeoAgro Team Leader

Video recording

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Polls

The following polls were carried out during the webinar:

Have you ever made a profit variability map for a field?

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Do you currently use precision farming or work with clients who use it?

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