Kristy Borrelli (REACCH Extension Specialist) and Doug Finkelnburg (UI extension Educator and Certified Crop Advisor) gave an overview of the field day program which started at UI College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Kambitsch Farm near Genesee.
At Odberg Farms, Genessee, ID, the attendees discussed Variable Rate Nitrogen Application, Yield Mapping, and Technical Support
Precision ag equipment in the tractor cab allows for many precise input applications.
The view from the tractor cab.
Robert Blair, Blair Farms, Kendrick, ID, has discussed the Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), Remote Sensing, and UAS Regulations
Robert Blair's team members are maintaining detailed logs of each UAV flight. The logs must be submitted on a monthly basis to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), to ensure the safety protocols are being followed.
Up-close UAV (drone) - senseFly eBee Ag - used by Blair's crew to rapidly scan the growers fields for plant issues and to estimate potential yield.
The UAV in the action!
The tour has also included a visit to the Jones Farm, Troy, ID, where growers and researchers have discussed the applicability of precision ag methodologies in typical farming operations.