Colorado State University will host a field day about precision agriculture from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 10 at the Agricultural Research, Development and Education Center in Fort Collins. ARDEC is located at 4616 Northeast Frontage Road, just off of Interstate 25.
The field day will focus on the use of advanced technologies such as GPS, GIS, remote sensing and satellite imagery in farming to enhance grain yields and net return. The day will include discussion of the university’s on-going research, as well as U.S. Department of Agriculture research, and information about using this technology to manage nutrients, insects and weeds, as well as the benefits of using of measurements of soil electrical conductivity. Researchers will also discuss new technologies currently being developed for agricultural use.
The field day is open to farmers with all levels of experience in precision agriculture. Lunch will be served at the field day.
ARDEC is located off of Interstate 25 Mountain Vista exit 271, just north of the Highway 14 exit. The frontage road can be accessed east of the exit. ARDEC is 3.8 miles north on the frontage road. The study field is about one mile north of the ARDEC facility.
For more information or to register, call Raj Khosla at 970-491-1920, Bruce Bosley at 970-522-3200 extension 285, or Dale Heerman, 970-491-7410.
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