1 RUP & 1 CCA Credit available
This demonstration will include how technology can be used to develop maps and strategies to use them for proper placement of crop inputs including seed, fertilizer and pesticides. These technologies include.
SoilHawk™ helps farmers save on labor and avoid inaccurate soil tests by allowing one person to easily obtain accurate, pure soil samples from hundreds of acres per day.
SoilOptix® delivers a higher level of customization than ever available before. You can program Variable Rate Application for seed, fertilizer pesticides and other nutrient applications, tailored to the specific soil conditions across the planting area, with unprecedented accuracy. With SoilOptix®, you get more data points, more definition and more detailed soil maps than any other system in the world at a very affordable cost. The SoilOptix® system has been successfully proven with farmers in Canada and is now being used in other countries around the world. SoilOptix® measures and maps all common nutrient properties (e.g. pH, organic matter, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium) along with various soil textures (e.g. % clay, % sand, % silt) plus plant available water, and bulk density. These values are important in deciding pesticide applications and rates.
Remote Sensing/Drones Technology has promised to improve our fertilizer efficiency, pesticide selection, use, rates and produce greater crop yields, therefore making us more profitable. Many producers are struggling with understanding how new technologies in precision agriculture can benefit their operation. We will demonstrate how this information is collected and compiled to be a useful tool.