The Southeast Climate Consortium (SECC) has released their Fall Climate Outlook for 2010. This information can be used to assist producers with production and management decisions. For the full article click here.
Once targeted for row-crop producers, the increased affordability and capabilities of GPS guidance systems have made them a viable option for cattle and forage producers. Click here to read Jim Langcuster's recent article on the adoption of GPS guidance for cattle farmers.
Alabama Cooperative Extension System communications and marketing specialist Jim Langcuster discusses how social media and web-based applications are transforming Extension programming to help reach new audiences and expand outreach. Read the full article here.
WTVY Channel 4 in Dothan, Alabama aired a feature story on Precision Agriculture. See the clip on "High Tech Farmers" at http://www.wtvy.com/home/headlines/97895534.html
Problems with the Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS) which includes the USA's WAAS program may leave users with disruptions in GPS correction services. Click here to read the full article from GPS World.
A recently published Timely Information discussing considerations for purchase and use of automatic section control for planters is now available online. Click here to read the publication.
Information for potential vendors and educational and non-profit exhibitors for the 2009 Precision Ag & Field Crops Conference in Atmore, Alabama is now available. This year’s event will focus on the implementation and benefits of precision agriculture technologies and management for both crop and livestock production.
Display and equipment demonstration areas are available for vendors, along with an educational poster session. Click here for details on educational and vendor opportunities
Topcon Precision Agriculture announces the development of CropSpecTM, a real-time integrated plant nutrient monitoring and application system for agricultural equipment. The Topcon system utilizes a two-sensor system (left and right side of the cabin) that allows a farm operator to monitor plant conditions and apply fertilizer and other inputs only as needed. Click here to read the full press release.
Alabama Cooperative Extension System faculty Dr. Kathy Flanders, Dr. Brenda Ortiz and Dr. Ayanava Majumdar visited the Punjab Agricultural University in India on an international agricultural study visit. The team visited facilities and discussed programs including agriculture meteorology, site-specific management techniques for precision agriculture, IPM programs, virus/vector/disease experiments, grain storage, organic farming and vegetable production. To read the complete press release from PAU click here.
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