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Precision Ag Updates Webinar Series

Precision agriculture is more than grid soil sampling, yield maps, and variable-rate fertilizer application, continues to evolve through innovation in the application of existing technology and the development of new technology. The acres on which some form of precision agriculture is practiced continue to expand.  In this webinar series, the CCA will learn principles for conducting and evaluating on-farm field trials, and hear from several agronomists and researchers on how field trials are being used to ground-truth precision ag technology, as research plots are scaled up for on-farm trials. Discussions will include using maps and remote sensing to identify field management zones.
 
CCA/CPAg:   1.0 Crop Management CEU per webinar
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meeting CEU per webinar

$65.00 Members/Certified Professionals
$144.00 Non-members

Included webinars in this series package are:
On-farm Trials: How Do You Know a Good One When You See One? Part 1
On-Farm Replicated Strip Trials: from Data Collection, Analyses to Decisions
UAVs in Crop Agriculture:  Practical Applications and Lessons from Manned Aviation
Remote Sensing - The Present and The Promise

Each webinar may also be purchased individually by clicking on the individual title below.   A series bundle purchase provides a discount.

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Class cost: $ 144.00

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On-farm Trials - How Do You Know a Good One When You See One? Part 1

Improving nitrogen (N) and water use efficiency for cropping systems is of significant agronomic, economic, and environmental value to stakeholders. Precision agriculture technologies and methodologies offer potential opportunities for improving N and water management. The most promising way to improve the efficiency of agricultural inputs – is to apply them based on site-specific crop requirements. Sound N and water recommendations should take into account spatial (field-to-field, within a field) and temporal (within a season, among seasons) variability in soil residual N and available water. Crop yield potential response to N and water varies greatly depending on a variety of environmental factors. Crop canopy sensors enable us to access crop nutrient and water status mid-season and have been successfully utilized to predict yield potential in many crops around the world. Incorporating environmental characteristics, such as an estimate of crop water status, should further improve N and water recommendations. Conducting precision agriculture research in on-farm conditions offers several key advantages. It encourages collaboration of crop producers with the research institutions, includes growers in the management decision process, and generates results the local growers can trust. Furthermore, on-farm projects enhance the educational outreach and encourage the acceptance and adoption of precision agriculture technologies and methodologies. The webinar will provide information on completed and current on-farm projects focusing on precision N and water management. In addition, an overview of key components required for successful planning and implementation of on-farm studies will be covered.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Crop Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meeting

Speaker Information:
Dr. Olga Walsh
Cropping Systems Agronomist and Extension Specialist
University of Idaho Parma Research and Extension Center, owalsh@uidaho.edu

Dr. Olga Walsh is a Cropping Systems Agronomist and Extension Specialist with the University of Idaho’s Parma Research and Extension Center. Olga was hired to direct the Cropping Systems program in September 2014. The program’s primary goals are two-fold: 1) develop applied research projects that address pressing needs of crop producers in Idaho and the Pacific Northwest region, and 2) conduct educational outreach to agricultural professionals. The program is currently focused on developing scientifically-based, field-tested, unbiased grower recommendations that would improve sustainability and profitability of farming operations. The current projects are in wheat, barley, dry beans, alfalfa and corn. Olga’s training and background is in Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrient Management. Originally from Russia, she obtained her BS degree in Soil Science at St. Petersburg State University, Russia. She received her MS and PhD degrees at the Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK. Prior to her UI appointment, she served as a Soil Nutrient Management Specialist with the Montana State University for 4 years. Olga is a published author on a variety of precision agriculture topics and has presented at numerous national and international precision agriculture events. Olga manages and writes for a Cropping Systems Blog (Idaho Crops & Soils), and writes and publishes a monthly newsletter – Idaho Crops & Soils News.

Members/Certified Professionals:  $25.00
Non-members:  $40.00

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CEUs

Crop Management   1.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   1.0

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Class cost: $ 40.00

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On-Farm Replicated Strip Trials - From Data Collection, Analyses to Decisions

On-farm replicated strip trials conducted by farmers with the help of agronomists and scientists are becoming common across country. Various precision agriculture technologies are used for planning, executing and collecting data from on-farm studies that are focused on evaluating different inputs and management practices. This presentation will describe the role of these technologies for collecting quality data. A set of practical hints for executing specific experimental designs and summarizing data should be of interest for many practical agronomists and crop advisers.  Also, the presenters will show examples of decision aid tools based on summaries of individual and a group of on-farm replicated strip trials to make economic decisions whether to use fungicides or change seeding rates in crop production.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Crop Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meeting

Speaker Information:
Peter Kyveryga
Director of Analytics
Iowa Soybean Association

Peter Kyveryga helps farmers improve their economic and environmental performance through the use of data and advanced technologies. Peter earned his Ph.D. in Soil Science and Soil Fertility from Agronomy Department, Iowa State University. At the Iowa Soybean Association, he provides leadership for developing and executing best practices for data collection and data analyses from different on-farm agronomic and environmental studies, as well as communicating study results to farmers, industry professionals, and the scientific community. He serves as Technical Editor-Precision Agriculture for the Agronomy Journal of American Society of Agronomy.

Nate Dorsey
Agronomist
RDO Equipment Company

Nate Dorsey is an agronomist at RDO Equipment Co., the largest independent John Deere dealership in the world. He supervises a team of precision agriculture specialists in North Dakota and Minnesota as well as heads up agronomy-related initiatives throughout the company. Prior to working for RDO Equipment Co., he worked for Monsanto in their corn breeding program on the island of Maui. He has a master’s degree in agronomy from Kansas State University and a bachelor’s degree in environmental science from Brigham Young University.

Members/Certified Professionals:  $25.00
Non-members:  $40.00

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CEUs

Crop Management   1.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   1.0

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Class cost: $ 40.00

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UAVs in Crop Agriculture: Practical Applications and Lessons from Manned Aviation

The interest in applications of UAVs in agriculture remains high, though many questions remain to be answered. This webinar will acquaint the CCA with the basic FAA regulations regarding UAV use, basics types used for agriculture, necessary activities before, during and after flights, and what manned aviation principles are applicable to unmanned applications. An agronomist will provide a personal perspective on using UAVs and present some basic applications for which he has used it in the field.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Crop Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meetings

Speaker Information:
Chris Boomsma
Managing Director of Automated Field Phenotyping and Trait Development
Purdue University

Dr. Christopher Boomsma is the Managing Director of Automated Field Phenotyping and Trait Development at Purdue University.  In this role, he manages an inter-disciplinary, multi-institution field phenotyping research effort that involves, but is not limited to, the design, testing, and safe use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for the measurement of plant traits using advanced sensor technology.  Prior to this role, he held a number of positions at Dow AgroSciences including Agronomic Traits Product Characterization Leader, Area of Adaptation Development Leader, and Research Crop Physiologist and Product Development Agronomist.  He has a Ph.D. in Crop Physiology and Cropping Systems from Purdue University and a B.A. in Plant Science from Dordt College.

Juan Cantu
Innovative AgriVision, LLC
Owner

Juan Cantu is from a small farming/ranching community near Lubbock, TX. He has a B.S. in Agriculture from West Texas A&M University. His interest in precision agriculture grew while working at John Deere dealerships, and in the Integrated Solutions/Ag Management Solutions department. He became interested enough in the use of UAVs as another tool in precision agriculture toolbox that he started Innovative AgriVision, LLC in 2015. He uses UAVs to help identify problem areas in the field and uses NDVI imagery to diagnose the problems with the farmers/agronomists. He obtained the 233 Exemption in November 2015, and the COA was granted in January 2016. He gives demos to producers and agronomists, demonstrating the uses and potentials for UAVs in precision agriculture. Juan is working on a master’s degree with a concentration in Plant and Soil Science at Texas Tech University. He enjoys introducing new technology that will benefit growers, and doing the research to understand how that technology works. 2016 will be the first complete year Innovative AgriVision LLC will have, and hoping for a successful farming season using UAV technology.

Members/Certified Professionals:  $25.00
Non-members:  $40.00

You have 30 days to view this content after purchase.

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CEUs

Crop Management   1.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   1.0

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Class cost: $ 40.00

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Remote Sensing - The Present and The Promise

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American Society of Agronomy webinar sponsored by senseFly.  For more information about drones for the modern farming professional, visit www.sensefly.com.

So you can collect more data? Is it relevant? Is it meaningful? Is it useful or just a marketing tool to show you are more innovative than your competition?  Remote sensing is not a new technology, but the sensor technology is developing more rapidly than research can determine what the sensor readings represent.

This webinar will build on the previous UAV webinar in February, going beyond FAA regulations, and an agronomist's early use of UAVs. The CCA will learn about the comparative benefits of low-elevation airplane imagery, satellite imagery, and UAV imagery, the types of sensors and the types of data they can collect, why sensor platforms may be use-specific, and what is required to interpret the maps generated. It will provide perspectives on why researchers are often reluctant to endorse certain technologies that are being marketed and sometimes widely used in the industry.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Crop Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meeting

Speaker Information:
Nathan Stein
Ag Solutions Manager
Sensefly

Nathan is a senseFly Application Engineer dedicated to solutions in agriculture.  Past work in precision agriculture, aerial imagery and data analysis brought him to senseFly. He grew up on a family farm in north-central Iowa raising corn/soybeans and is still actively engaged in the operation.  His team he has pioneered the “drone-to-tractor” workflow, enabling farmers & agronomists to utilize imagery to make prescriptions - which export to leading brands of sprayers, fertilizer applicators and planters. His efforts continue in developing  new workflows that help agriculture professionals optimize the work they do.   

Nathan currently serves as chair of the Remote Sensing Workgroup for the AgGateway organization. He has been a speaker and on panels at several events, educational presentations and other meetings throughout the U.S.  Working in several states and countries he promotes a vision of informed agronomy, using UAV’s and other connected devices to create solutions to some of agriculture’s most demanding issues.

Members/Certified Professionals:  Free
Non-members:  $40.00

You have 30 days to view this content after purchase.

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CEUs

Crop Management   1.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   1.0

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Class cost: $ 40.00

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