Date: Wed Jul 29, 2015
Time: 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
The talk will cover various uses for precision technology that have proven themselves on Martin Farm, including management zone creation for soil sampling and precision fertilizer application, sensors to aid in variable rate nitrogen and growth regulator application and careful farm recordkeeping . It will also cover mistakes made and hopes and concerns for the technology in the future.
Bob Stewart will share his farm’s experiences with utilizing RTK based GPS systems for controlled traffic systems, drainage, and input management. He will cover the challenges and the successes he has seen with implementing a 60ft center controlled traffic pattern on his family’s farm. Stewart Farm combines the use of tracked equipment and controlled traffic to manage soil compaction. Bob also will cover the significant opportunities he sees for GPS solutions in managing soil drainage. Stewart Farms does its own surface and sub-subsurface drainage work. Bob will finish the presentation with a summary of future opportunities in precision agriculture.