Precision Agriculture Series begins March 3rd

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Topics will begin with an intro to precision ag and why producers should be interested

 Famers and anyone interested in learning more about precision agriculture and how it can be implemented on the farm is invited to attend a three part series starting Tuesday March 3rd, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at the Ovid Fire Hall at 2136 Brown Street.  Presented by Dr. Ali Nafchi, Precision Agriculture Specialist with the Western New York Cooperative Extension Team; topics will begin with an introduction to precision agriculture and why any producer of an agricultural product should be interested in precision agriculture.  The follow-up sessions are scheduled for Friday, April 3rd, with the last session date to be determined. The original start date of February 7th was cancelled due to snow.

Precision agriculture is a management tool utilizing observation and measurement to determine variability within fields.  Computers, sensors, GPS, remote sensing, satellite imagery and drones are all components of precision agriculture but all are not necessarily needed to make informed decisions.  Bring your questions and learn more about site specific management and variable rate applications and the economics of using precision agriculture.

All sessions are free to attend; however, pre-registration is required. For more information and to register online, go to: www.senecacountycce.org. If you are unable to access the internet, call CCE Seneca at 315-539-9251.

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