Course Information Tools for Agriculture - On-farm research
- 1 About the webinar
- 2 Panelists & Participants
- 3 Video recording
- 4 Polls
- 4.1 Do you conduct experiments on your farm or with your customers to test new products, genetics or equipment before making decisions?
- 4.2 Do you use precision farming technology?
- 4.3 How do you consider acquiring skills to use the data anlysis tools in Microsoft excel to analyze results of your on-farm experience?
About the webinar
This webinar is the third session in the course "Information Tools for Agriculture".
This lesson will provide a basic understanding of on-farm research, designed to test new management practices or products for possible adoption into the general farm management system. Emphasis is on making it easy to implement with field-scale equipment, easy to analyze with simple data management and analysis, and simple to interpret the results.
- Why do on-farm research
- Deciding what to study
- Laying out the plots
- Importance of replication
- Value of randomization
- Monitoring progress
- Managing the data
- Collecting and cleaning the data
- Analyzing the data
- Interpreting the results
The lesson will include demonstrations and hands-on experience working with some simple research tools designed for on-farm research. These are stand-alone programs and Microsoft EXCEL spreadsheet tools designed to simplify data management for on-farm studies.
Panelists & Participants
- Dr Harold Reetz, Reetz Agronomics, Monticello, IL
- Ed Di Pollina, GeoAgro Team Leader
The following polls were carried out during the webinar: