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2013 Alabama Corn and Wheat Short Course
The 2013 Alabama Corn and Wheat short course has been scheduled for December 16 and 17, 2013 at the E.V. Smith Research Center Conference Facility near Shorter, AL. This two-day short course is oriented towards farmers, crop consultants and extension personnel. There is no fee for this course but registration is required by contact Kay Holloway by e-mail: email@example.com. One can contact Dr. Brenda Ortiz (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) for further questions and details.
2014 Alabama and Georgia Precision Ag Workshops
Auburn University and the University of Georgia will be conducting 3 precision ag workshops in 2014 as part of the TransAtlantic PrecisionAg Consortium. These workshops are unique in that they will be covering international topics related to precision ag while providing demonstrations on precision planting, creating profit maps, and crop sensors for N management --- see AGENDA. Dates are as follows:
- February 25 - University of Georgia Campus - Tifton, GA
- February 27 - Wiregrass Research and Extension Center, Headland, AL
- February 28 - EV Smith Research Center, Shorter, AL
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.
Southeast Farm Press:
Alabama Extension Adopts New Digital-Driven Era
Comments from Alabama Extension Agronomic Crops Team members Dr. Dale Monks, Eric Schavey and Dr. Paul Mask about how farming has become data specific and the need use new communication resources to provide quick response about crop production issues. Article also outlines how members of the Alabama Extension crops team are ramping up their presence in social media venues. Read full article here.
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.