In this Issue:
  • Financial Assistance for Farmers Who Implement BMPs
  • Friday Feature: Autonomous Drone Scouting
  • Determining Optimal Plant Populations for Your Variable Rate Planter
  • Fertilizer Spreader Evaluation
  • Precision Ag

    Financial Assistance for Farmers Who Implement BMPs

     

    Farmers and ranchers have implemented Best Management Practices (BMPs) that maintain or improve water quality, quantity and soil conditions on their lands for many years. Although BMPs are designed to be technically feasible and economically viable, implementing BMPs can be expensive for producers, and some practices may not be financially viable for all. Multiple …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/07/13/financial-assistance-for-farmers-who-implement-bmps/

    Friday Feature: Autonomous Drone Scouting

    This week’s featured video was produced by American Robotics to introduce ScoutTM, a fully-automated drone system for farmers.  Scout features season-long automated crop scouting that is autonomous, or pre-programmed for launch, flight, imaging, landing, charging, data management, and drone storage with no piloting required.

    To improve agricultural decision-making, optimize inputs, and …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/01/12/friday-feature-autonomous-drone-scouting/

    Determining Optimal Plant Populations for Your Variable Rate Planter

    You’ve spent good money on precision ag, GPS guided equipment.  Your rows are planted straight, your pesticide sprays are very precise, and you have improved harvest efficiency.  You’re set up for variable rate planting and you have a yield monitor, but aren’t quite sure what else to do with them?  Here are some ideas to …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/08/05/determining-optimal-plant-populations-for-your-variable-rate-planter/

    Fertilizer Spreader Evaluation

    Source:  Seminole Crop E News
    Rome Etrhedge, UGA Seminole County Coordinator

    As farmers prepare for crop planting, its important to calibrate dry fertilizer spreaders to make sure you are getting a good pattern in the field.  Most newer spreaders calculate the rate per acre for you, in other words, you may …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2014/02/28/fertilizer-spreader-evaluation/