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Precision Agriculture Update: Variable Rate Technologies Webinar Series

Precision agriculture is being adopted to improve efficiency in resource allocation while attempting to limit adverse environmental effects and improve sustainability of crop production. This series will provide updates on the latest innovations and applications of variable rate technologies in fertilizer application, planting, and weed control. The fourth webinar will explore the topic of the field-readiness of UAV platforms.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg: 1.0 CEU in Crop Management per webinar
CPSS/CPSC/CST: 1.0 CEU in Professional Meetings per webinar

$90.00 Members/Certified Professionals
$144.00 Non-members

Included webinars in this series package are:
VRT Fertilizer Applications
VRT Planting
VRT Weed Control
UAV Platforms:  Are They Ready?

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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VRT Fertilizer Applications

Variable rate fertilizer applications have been used for many years. How may new sensor technology, advances in integrating map data from several sources, and application technology affect the current applications in the field. How can CCAs take advantage of these advances to assist producers to apply nutrients for minimizing environmental losses while optimizing plant response?

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

Speaker Information:
Dr. Dave Franzen
Professor of Soil Science and Extension Soil Specialist
North Dakota State University

Dave Franzen is a Professor of Soil Science and Extension Soil Specialist at North Dakota State University. He is an alumnus of the University of Illinois, with a BS (1975), an MS in Soil Fertility (1976), and a PhD in Soil Chemistry (1993). He was employed for 18 years as agronomist/manager at retail fertilizer chain in Illinois, and became the North Dakota State University Extension Soil Specialist in 1994. Dave has conducted extensive research in soil sampling strategies for variable-rate nutrient management, into the use of satellite imagery as a predictive tool of in-season N requirements of several crops, and the use of ground-based active-optical sensors to direct in-season N requirements of those crops. Most recently, he published an NDSU Extension circular with algorithms for use in directing in-season N application to corn in North Dakota using two active-optical sensors in different soils and tillage systems at two different corn growth stages.

Ryan Molitor
Marketing Manager
Raven Industries

Ryan Molitor has a Bachelors in Management from the University of Sioux Falls and has been with Raven for 9 ½ years and has served in technical support, as a precision ag specialist and for the past five years as marketing manager. As part of this role, Ryan has had the opportunity to speak at various tradeshows, open houses and other industry events speaking not only on Raven products, but in promoting the benefits of precision ag technology and its impact on agriculture.

$25.00 Members/Certified Professionals
$40.00 Non-members

You have 30 days to view this content after purchase.

Self-Paced

CEUs

Crop Management   1.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   1.0

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Class cost: $ 40.00

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VRT Planting

Planter technology and control mechanisms are improving to allow changing the seeding rate relative to potential plant response across the field. Advances in technology also allows changing hybrids or cultivars across the field. Does the research on plant responses to changes in seeding rates and cultivars exist to support current uses in the field? What parameters should a CCA use when advising producers?

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

Speaker Information:
Dr. Gregg Carlson
Professor/Extension Specialist-Rural Clean Water
South Dakota State University

Dr. Peter Kyveryga
Operations Manager – Analytics
Iowa Soybean Association

$25.00 Members/Certified Professionals
$40.00 Non-members

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CEUs

Crop Management   1.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   1.0

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VRT Weed Control

How may a CCA take advantage of advances in field mapping technology and on-board optical sensors on sprayer platforms in making pest management recommendations to producers?

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

Speaker Information:
Shane Swedlund
Facility & Engineering Manager
Raven Industries-Applied Technology Division

Shane Swedlund is the Facility & Engineering Manager for Raven Industries Applied Technology Division in Brookings, SD. Shane is involved with SDSU on engineering and precision agriculture initiatives, as well as guiding the engineering and agricultural interns in the Brookings development office. He received his B.S. in Industrial Engineering from South Dakota School of Mines & Technology in 1992. Shane currently serves on the SDSU College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences Advisory Board, as well as the Advisory Council for Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering. Shane has worked with Raven Industries for over 22 years – in that time he has held a variety of engineering and management positions within three divisions of Raven. Over the past 13 years his efforts have been focused on Precision Agriculture. Prior to his current position within ATD he also led the technical-support/applications-engineering team and was a Senior Product Manager for Field Computers.

$25.00 Members/Certified Professionals
$40.00 Non-members

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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UAV Platforms: Are They Ready?

There is great interest in using UAV technology to scout fields for nutrient and pest management and pest problems. UAVs are a potential platform to carry optical and other sensors to help identify problems. This webinar will address what sensors are needed for these uses, what sensors are currently being used in the field, and are the sensors really ready for the field? Do the data exist to interpret the results of the technology? Should CCAs recommend using UAVs, and if so, with what caveats?

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

Speaker Information:
Dr. Brian Arnall
Associate Professor
Oklahoma State University

Dr. Arnall’s extension, teaching, and research efforts are focused on precision technologies and nutrient management in all of Oklahoma’s cropping systems with an emphasis in site specific techniques. He works closely with extension educators and industry personnel to improve nutrient management practices in Oklahoma that will lead to increased profitability of Oklahoma producers. Dr. Arnall has been involved in sensor based technologies, remote sensing and variable rate application for more than ten years. He currently has several ongoing studies focused precision technologies including the developed of methods to use sensor based technologies in canola production and ground-truthing the use of sensors and VRT technologies in wheat, corn and sorghum production.

$25.00 Members/Certified Professionals
$40.00 Non-members

You have 30 days to view this content after purchase.

Self-Paced

CEUs

Crop Management   1.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   1.0

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Class cost: $ 40.00

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