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International precision ag conference held in Minnesota in July

Agriculture.com Staff 06/22/2006 @ 12:08pm

More than 400 attendees from 30 countries are expected at this year's Eighth International Conference on Precision Agriculture in Minneapolis, Minnesota, according to conference organizer David Mulla of the University of Minnesota. The conference is scheduled for July 23-26.

Attendees will be able to select from more than 175 presentations on precision agriculture, including sessions on remote sensing, sensors, engineering technology, precision management, profitability, spatial and temporal variability, information management, modeling, sampling strategies, crop quality and new applications worldwide.

The keynote presentation for the conference is by Professor Tom Harmon from the University of California at Merced. He will explain how new sensing technologies can provide real-time soil and crop measurements that cover large areas at low cost. The conference will conclude with a panel discussion by experts from around the world on the future of precision agriculture.

Attendees can also select from two days of talks on precision management dealing with trends in adoption of precision agriculture, autosteer and guidance, GIS software applications, management zone approaches, comparison of sensors for soil and crop condition, hyperspectral and multispectral remote sensing, on-farm research techniques, weed management, and yield monitoring.

An exhibition will showcase new products and services from thirty major companies who work in precision agriculture. A separate session on Sunday afternoon will involve oral presentations from many of these same companies on their latest products.

Learn more at www.precision.agri.umn.edu/Conference/.

More than 400 attendees from 30 countries are expected at this year's Eighth International Conference on Precision Agriculture in Minneapolis, Minnesota, according to conference organizer David Mulla of the University of Minnesota. The conference is scheduled for July 23-26.

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