Curriculum

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This course focuses on agricultural equipment that is commonly used in conjunction with GPS technology. Planters, combines, fertilizer application equipment and sprayer application equipment are commonly equipped with GPS equipment to control and record operational parameters. These parameters focus around the equipment's geographic location and can be recorded simultaneously with the volume of product applied and weather information (wind, temperature, humidity, etc.). The management of this equipment and the GPS technologies used to control and record this information are the focus of the course.
Safety concepts, principles, practices, rules and regulations as they relate to agriculture will be explored. Developing and conducting safety programs, and conducting safety inspections and accident investigations are other aspects of the course.
Course begins with section on how to minimize errors while collecting spatial datasets. Datasets may include yield data, soil chemical and physical properties with real-time sensors, and soil nutrient data from grids or management zones. The course then continues with a section regarding data analytical techniques such as interpolation. The second half of the course will focus on writing prescriptions based on actual data obtained from industry leader experts. This portion of the course will highly integrate industry experts as well as hardware/software tools.
Program Summary
Cost per credit hour:

2020-2021:  Graduate $590 | Undergraduate $420
2021-2022:  Graduate $590 | Undergraduate $420

3 Hours


3 Hours

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