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Precision Ag Workshop

Learn how to extract more information from your precision agriculture data at the 2016 Nebraska Extension Precision Ag Data Management workshops this winter.  Presentations and hands-on exercises will cover yield data quality, geospatial data collection, multi-layer analysis and imagery analysis.prescipmap.png

Participants get hands-on training to learn how to get more use from their precision agriculture data. A two all-day workshop will be held at Clay Center with the first day addressing intermediate ag data management topics, while the second day will address more advanced ag data management. Individuals can register for one or both days. Workshops begin with check-in at 8:30 a.m. and sessions from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Cost is $75 for one day or $130 for both. Registration includes printed learning guides, a jump drive with workshop tutorials attendees can reference at home, and data.

Day One, Intermediate Ag Data Management Topics:

  • Working with as-applied data, tracking product locations and rates
  • Creating templates to speed up the data import process
  • Terrain analysis diagnostic opportunities and working with LiDAR data
  • Georeferenced soil sample data input and prescription map development options
  • Setting up on farm research trials with precision ag data – case study from Project SENSE: Crop Canopy Sensors for In-Season Nitrogen Management

Day Two, Advanced Ag Data Management:

  • Generating maps from geo-referenced soil samples:  Map interpolation strategies
  • Improving Yield Monitor Data Accuracy with Yield Editor Software from USDA
  • Multi-layer geospatial analysis to determine hybrid performance across changing landscapes
  • Imagery analysis using data from active and passive sensors

On-line preregistration is required and class size is limited to 20 to facilitate the hands-on training. To register online, visit the program website.

Crops, Programming

Extension Field Days – Precision Ag & Water/Soils Clinic

Precision Ag Clinic

     UNL Extension is hosting a precision ag clinic Aug.27 and a clinic on the physical, chemical, and biological properties of soil and water Aug. 28, both at the UNL’s Agricultural Research and Development Center near Mead. A Precision Ag Clinic will be held on August 27th at the ARDC near Mead aimed at providing a clearer understanding of how technologies such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), crop canopy sensors, soil mapping systems and spraying technology can be utilized and their value in crop production.FieldDay14

Topics will include:

  • Evaluating Crop Stress with Aerial Sensing Platforms;
  • Crop Canopy Sensors for In-Season Nitrogen Management;
  • Soil Conductivity, pH, and Organic Matter Mapping;
  • Overlap and Turn Compensation Control for Sprayers and Ammonia Application with Capstan’s PinPoint® Technology; and
  • Improving Farm Productivity with Agricultural Technologies.

     Certified Crop Adviser credits (6.5) have been applied for and are pending approval for this clinic. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. Training begins at 8:45 a.m.

 Soil and Water Clinic Aug. 28

     Improving and maintaining soil quality is essential to the productivity of land for current and future use. UNL Extension’s physical, chemical and biological properties of soil and water clinic on Aug. 28 will provide hands-on training. The in-field training is ideal for agribusiness professionals and those who work with soil and water management.

Topics will include:

  • Physical, Chemical and Biological Properties of Soil and Water: The Cornerstone of the Human Race;
  • Cover Crops for Improving the Soil;
  • Infiltration Test and Organic Matter;
  • Soil Health’s Impact on Soil Water;
  • Using Laboratory Tests to Determine Soil Health;
  • Soil Characteristics, Productivity and Landscape Position; and
  • Management Considerations to Improve the Physical, Chemical and Biological Properties of Soil.

     Certified Crop Adviser credits (7.5) have been applied for and are pending approval for this clinic. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. Training begins at 8:45 a.m.
     Pre-registration is required for these clinics. All registrants will be sent a confirmation letter, receipt, and finalized schedule. Space is limited; your registration is not guaranteed unless payment is received.
     Registration for a single day is $160 before Aug. 21 and $210 after that date.  Registration fee for both days is $280 by Aug. 21 and $320 after that date. Fees include training, lunch, and reference materials.

For more information or to register, call 800-529-8030, email or visit the web.