Subject: Plant Science
Credit units: 3
Offered: Term 1 only
Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
College: Agriculture and Bioresources
Department: Plant Sciences


This course will give students an introduction to precision agriculture as it relates to field crop production. Students will learn about the agronomy and technology of variable rate technology. The course will highlight the economic and environmental benefits of precision agriculture, as well as examining components of it, including soil and crop variability, global positioning systems, machinery automation, spatial analysis, unoccupied aerial vehicles (UAVs), and satellite imagery. The course will bring together these elements to allow students to evaluate precision agriculture services. This is the foundation course in the Precision Agriculture Certificate.

Prerequisite(s): AGRC 111.3; or permission of the instructor.

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