Water Wednesday – Precision Agriculture and Smart Irrigation
Water Wednesdays on February will be focusing on precision agriculture. Precision agriculture broadly refers to technology used to make the practice of agriculture more precise.
This week we will be talking about the overlap of precision agriculture and smart irrigation technologies. Smart irrigation technologies, such as irrigation scheduling, has been one of the most important management practices to improve crop production. Precision agriculture involves parsing fields into small parcels based on variability, allowing more precise application of irrigation water, fertilizer, chemicals and seed compared to conventional methods.
This Wednesday Central District Water Resource Regional Specialized Agent Dr. Yilin Zhuang will be joined by Dr. Sandra Guzman, assistant professor of irrigation, hydrology and Best Management Practices (BMPs) from the UF/IFAS Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department.
The webinar takes place from 2:00 – 3:00 and registration is required.