WAUSEON, Ohio – Growers who want to learn more about how using precision agriculture technologies can help them make informed agronomic decisions can attend the Northwest Ohio Precision Agriculture Day Aug. 5, offered by experts with Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.
The annual day-long event will offer information on combines, precision harvest technology, grain handling and data collection and will feature discussions and demonstrations from college researchers and farm equipment, seed and technology professionals, said Eric Richer, an Ohio State University Extension educator.
The event, which is geared toward producers, certified crop consultants and anyone interested in precision agriculture, will feature presentations from CFAES and OSU Extension, Richer said.
OSU Extension is the outreach arm of the college.
This year, the event will focus on combines, precision harvest technology, grain handling, harvest safety and data collection, he said.
“This field day can benefit growers by offering them insight on the latest technology used to harvest data while harvesting grain,” Richer said. “Growers can also take part in a discussion of imagery data collected with drones.
“Producers will also have a chance to interact and dialogue with manufacturers and their corresponding technology representatives.”
The workshop is from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Fulton County Fairgrounds, 8591 State Route 108, in Wauseon. The program, which includes lunch, is free but pre-registration by July 31 is required.
Topics to be discussed include:
- Using data telematics to make informed agronomic decisions
- Grain harvest and roadway safety
- What are all the harvest possibilities using technology
- Imagery data collected with drones
- Critical factors for maximum combine performance and successful deployment of precision ag technologies
The event will also feature a discussion by John Fulton, the newly hired OSU Extension Machine and Precision Systems specialist, who will discuss using data telematics to make informed agronomic decisions.
The afternoon session will include field demonstrations featuring several models of combines with a focus on how farmers and CCAs can adjust their machine and calibrate harvest technology prior to this fall’s harvest, Richer said. Archbold Equipment CaseIH, Kenn-Feld John Deere and Ohio Ag Equipment with Lexion and Gleaner representatives will be on site to discuss with farmers how to adjust their machine and calibrate harvest technology prior to harvest, Richer said.
Five hours of certified crop adviser credits are available, he said.