Technology Tools

Rutgers cooperative Extension has begun to test whether site-specific precision agriculture tools work accurately and economically on the small farms and fields common to New Jersey growers. Recently purchased, relativelt low cost/high technology tools include 1) a Trimble AgGPS™ Model 122 differential GPS unit, 2) an agricultural digital camera (DYCAM, Inc, Chatsworth, CA), 3)a 35mm camera, 4) a video mapping system (VMS 200) compatible with the AgGPS™ 122 unit. This past summer we examined the utility of those technologies on a variety of crop and nutrient management projects. Use of these technologies is leading to improved crop health and econimic savings for growers as well as to improvements in on-farm decision-making.

Field Mapping for Site Specific Crop Management Remote sensing for Detection of Crop Stress

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