FMT4 027 Precision Agriculture (152-VTD-MC) (1.33 credits)

Offered by: Farm Mgmt & Technology Program (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

Overview

FMT4 : Students will be introduced to the basic elements of precision farming, including Global Positioning Systems and yield monitors, soil sampling strategies, remotely sensed data, Geographic Information Systems and variable rate technologies. Using real case studies and common software, students will learn to develop and analyze maps of yields and soil properties, diagnose the causes of yield variability, develop appropriate intervention strategies, and assess the potential cost implications for their farms.

Terms: Winter 2018

Instructors: Peter Enright, Hsin-Hui Huang, Viacheslav Adamchuk (Winter)