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White Sugarcane Aphid Found on Sorghum in Escambia County, Alabama

This week Dr. Austin Hagan from Auburn University and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System found white sugarcane aphid on sorghum in his variety... more

PRECISION AG WORKSHOP: Big Data: Managing Your Most Elusive Farm Asset

​Discover new opportunities with BIG DATA!   … Join Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey,... more

Useful Soybean Extension Publictions

The following two extension publications can provide useful information for soybeans this year. The first publication covers FUNGICIDE EFFICACY FOR... more

CURRENT FAA Ruling on UAV / UAS use in Agriculture

​The following provides a notice issued by the FAA and sent through Farm Burea in an attempt to make farmers... more

SOYBEAN RUST REPORT for July 3rd, 2014

There have been no new reports of soybean rust in Alabama since it was found on kudzu in Bay Minette... more


Grain harvest with yield monitor Upcoming Events

12th International Conference on Precision Ag
July 20-23, 2014;Sacramento, CA

InfoAg Conference
July 29-31, 2014; St. Louis, MO

Big Data: Managing Your Most Elusive Farm Asset
August 25, 2014; Ames, IA

 

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Precision Agriculture Lessons
Welcome to Precision Agriculture. These nine lessons (on YouTube) are funded by the Alabama Soybean Producers and the Alabama Wheat and Feed Grain Producers.

NEWSLINE: Analytical Horsepower Primed to Transform Farming
This article discusses how Big Data in agriculture will be a key component to the future of farming. Jim Langcuster from ACES does a good framing up this idea and that data will be the new horsepower.

Southeast Farm Press: Auto-guidance Systems seen as Key to Improving Peanut Yields, Returns
Alabama Precision Ag Team member Dr. Brenda Ortiz highlights the benefits of using RTK autoguidance in peanut production. The economic benefits can be substantial for using RTK in peanuts.

Seven Big Data Lessons for Farming by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System
Read about Jim Langcuster's thoughts and ideas of how Big Data will transform farming. He outlines seven major lessons farmers should know about the Big Data revolution in agriculture and points out important attributes for success.

Data Management Key to Successful Farming from AgWired
Overview on how data management will play a key role in farming. Article includes comments by Alabama Precision Ag team member Dr. John Fulton on hurdles and success for data in farming.

Farm Industry News Blog: Looking at Big Data One Plant at a Time
Mr. Willie Vogt of Farm Industry News provides comment on ag technology and the challenges the industry faces related to data being captured, transferred and interpreted. He outlines the idea of individual plant level management and data information presented by Alabama Precision Ag team member John Fulton at the John Deere Product Intro.

Article: Data Management Biggest Challenge in Precision Farming
Comments by members of the Alabama Precision Ag team on the challenges of data management within agriculture. Precision Ag is about the adoption of technology which leads to a change in mindset or improvements of production. Read full article here.

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