University of Maryland Extension, in cooperation with Virginia Tech, West Virginia University, Penn State and University of Delaware, presents the fourth annual Mid-Atlantic Precision Ag Equipment Day on Aug. 6.
The event will include the nation’s top experts on agricultural equipment and machinery engineering. New this year will be research information and a demonstration of drones used for precision agriculture, according to a news release from University of Maryland Extension.
Practical and informative advice will be given on sprayer and planter section control, variable rate seeding, economics and practical implementation of RTK and GPS, soil mapping, using technology for on-farm research and developing custom variable rate prescriptions, and much more, according to the release.
The day will offer informative sessions covering practical application of the latest technology in an operation. There will be opportunities to meet with the speakers throughout the day so that participants can get questions answered in an informal setting. Agricultural equipment dealers from across the region will be in the sponsor midway showing off the latest technology and there will be an equipment demonstration area to see this equipment in action, according to the release.
The event is free for attendees, but registration is suggested. Lunch will be provided and CCA and nutrient applicator credits will be available. Agribusiness booths are available.
Mid-Atlantic Precision Ag Equipment Day will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Wye Research & Education Center, 124 Wye Narrows Drive, Queenstown.