This service was developed to help farmers, agronomists and retailers spot field issues caused by planter skips, emergence, insect feeding, poor plant nutrition, crop diseases, weeds, other pests and environmental damage.
Collecting aerial imagery in agriculture has increased in recent years with the emergence of unmanned aerial vehicles and more sophisticated infrared and remote sensing tools. However, challenges remain as to how timely captured data can be processed and utilized for in-season crop management decisions.
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Satellite imagery provided during the growing season will allow Simplot to collect reliable data on crop conditions, and pinpoint variations that could be related to specific pest, nutrition or water issues.
A close working relationship between OEMs and their dealers results in success for the companies and their customers. Iowa-based independent precision dealer Youngblut Ag carries several lines of Yetter row cleaners, harvest equipment and closing wheels.
The college offers an associate degree in Applied Science in Agriculture (60 credit hours). Students enrolled in this program may specialize in precision farming technology by selecting up to 15 credit hours in this area and agriculture business, sales and agronomy.
The college offers an AAS in Precision Agriculture and customized precision ag- related training for agricultural producers, insurance underwriters, equipment dealer and agricultural cooperative employees and others.
Offering training on Ag Leader, Trimble, Reichhardt, Norac and Integris Systems in twice yearly customer training events (spring/fall). Also offering individual training opportunities on any HTS Ag products and SMS software, year round.