Feb 15, 2019
Precision Agriculture Basics with Dr. David Clay
Dr. David Clay, along with the precision agriculture community, are working like codebreakers to crack the secret to more efficient, more environmentally friendly farming. The key? Understanding variability.
Across any given farm field, there are many discrepancies in how given points of the field react to similar management practices. If farmers understand what causes those discrepancies, they can fine tune management in ways that can optimize fertilizer and pesticide use, inputs, and time. Getting this type of information used to mean extensive and costly soil sampling. Dr. Clay discusses how tech has made it possible to make great management decisions from data obtained miles above a farm.
If you would like more information about this topic, Precision Agriculture Basics is available here: https://acsess.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/book/10.2134/precisionagbasics
The first chapter will be freely available from 15 February to 1 March, 2019.
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Precision Agriculture Basics: https://acsess.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/book/10.2134/precisionagbasics
Practical Mathematics for Precision Farming: https://acsess.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/book/10.2134/practicalmath
Precision Conservation: Geospatial Techniques for Agricultural and Natural Resources Conservation: https://acsess.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/book/10.2134/agronmonogr59
“Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities in the Precision Agriculture Workforce: An Industry Survey,” published in Natural Sciences Education: https://doi.org/10.4195/nse2018.04.0010
On-Farm Research Special Section in Agronomy Journal: https://acsess.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/toc/14350645/2019/111/6
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