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 Knowledge for the CommonWealth

Precision Farming Workshop
for the Upper Coastal Region of Virginia

Crop and Soil Environmental News, October 1997

Stephen J. Donohue
Extension Specialist
Soil Testing and Plant Analysis

December 11, 1997
8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Lowerys Restaurant
Tappahannock, Virginia

to provide training on 1) the basics of precision farming (how it works, what's involved, applicability, etc.) and 2) the latest research findings in precision farming in Virginia and North Carolina

farmers, agribusiness personnel

8 - 10 a.m. - Precision Farming Overview, including equipment needs, instrumentation involved, etc.

10 - 10:15 a.m. - Coffee Break

10:15 a.m. - 12 Noon - Latest Research Findings in Precision Farming in Virginia and North Carolina; Grid Interpretation

12 Noon - 1 p.m. - Lunch

1 - 2 p.m. - Research Findings (Cont'd); Tax Credits for Precision Farming Equipment; Wrapup

M. M. Alley, Soil Fertility Specialist, Virginia Tech

D. E. Brann, Grain Crops Specialist, Virginia Tech

S. J. Donohue, Soil Testing Specialist, Virginia Tech

R. W. Heiniger, Cropping Systems Specialist, N.C. State University

P. W. Mc Clellan, Biological Systems Engineer

R. E. Perkinson, Virginia Division of Conservation and Recreation Nutrient Management Director

Pre-registration will be required because of space limitations. Brochures will be mailed out shortly describing the program and provide information on registration.

Attendance at the workshop will qualify participants for recertification credit for certified nutrient management planners in Virginia. More details will be provided in brochure.

Planning Committee:
Keith Balderson, Essex County; Mike Day, King and Queen; David Moore, Middlesex; Bob Pitman, Lancaster; Mark Alley, Virginia Tech; Dan Brann, Virginia Tech, Steve Donohue, Virginia Tech

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