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Tech in Ag Columbus 2018

July 9 @ 8:00 am - July 10 @ 4:00 pm

See the latest technology on farms such as auto-steer tractors and crop sensors. Learn how farmers are using data to make sustainable decisions. Hear about current research projects in agriculture at The Ohio State University. Each teacher will receive ready-to-use modules and access to a set of crop sensors for classroom use. One night shared hotel room is covered by PD-STEP program (National Institute for Food and Agriculture). 8 am – 4 pm each day, lunch is included.

Field work to include:

  • collect soil samples
  • observe variable rate seeded plots to study populations and the effect of different densities
  • use crop sensors to measure light interception and canopy cover

Lab work to include:

  • soil testing and nutrient cycling
  • statistical analysis of data collected
  • use of pest forecasting tools

This workshop is facilitated by Dr. Alexander Lindsey, Assistant Professor OSU, Agronomy and Crop Ecophysiology and Jane Hunt, Education Projects.

Ashland Credit is available, 16 contact hours or 1.6 CEUs provided.

Questions? Contact Jane Hunt, jane@educationprojects.org

Details

Start:
July 9 @ 8:00 am
End:
July 10 @ 4:00 pm
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Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tech-in-ag-columbus-2018-registration-42575768269

Organizer

Jane Hunt
Email:
jane@educationprojects.org

Venue

Waterman Farm Headquarters
Carmack Road
Columbus, OH 43221 United States
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