The Agricultural Research and Extension Council of Alberta (ARECA) is hosting the Precision AG 2.0 Conference and Tradeshow in Calgary on February 11 and 12, 2014.
“The next level of Precision Agriculture is to understand how we can use this technology to grow the industry and make a profit,” says Ty Faechner, with ARECA.
Topics covered at this conference include remote sensing, site-specific management, nutrient stewardship, conservation and monitoring. The conference will feature:
two full education days with 4 international speakers & interactive breakout sessions
current information on research, practices and technologies being adopted by progressive farmers in Western Canada and abroad
tradeshow booths dedicated to precision agriculture
Conference keynote speakers are Dr. David Mulla, University of Minnesota and Dr. Dan Long, USDA-Oregon.
Dr. Mulla is a professor and W.E. Larson Chair for Soil and Water Resources at the University of Minnesota. Mulla and his colleagues were the first scientists to apply remote sensing in precision agriculture for development of efficient soil sampling techniques.
Dr. Long is a research agronomist with the USDA-Agricultural Research Service and serves as Research Leader of the Soil and Water Conservation Research Unit. The focus of his research has been on the dry land wheat-based production system.
Certified Crop Advisor and Certified Crop Science Consultant credits are available for conference sessions. To register for this exciting and innovative conference being held at Calgary’s Deerfoot Inn & Casino, visit the conference website.
The ARECA is a not-for-profit organization working with producers to enhance and improve their operations through access to field research and new technology.
ARECA has 13 member associations focused on applied research, demonstrations and extension in annual crops, forages and livestock production that deliver reliable, unbiased agricultural research and extension.
Source: Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development