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Precision Farming Workshop
for the Upper Coastal Region of Virginia
Crop and Soil Environmental News, October 1997
Stephen J. Donohue
Soil Testing and Plant Analysis
December 11, 1997
8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
- 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.
- 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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