Precision farming overview

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About the webinar

This webinar is the fifth session in the course "Information Tools for Agriculture".

  • 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

Part 1 - Introduction - The Global Production Challenge

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Part 2 - Fundamental Principles - Site Specific Management Systems

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Recommended linkThe Global “4R” Nutrient Stewardship Framework. Source:

Part 3 - Site Specific Management Tools demonstration - GeoAgro GIS

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Part 4 - Information Management / Decision Support models

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Part 5 - Site Specific Management Data analysis demonstration - GeoAgro GIS

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The following polls were carried out during the webinar:

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

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

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