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NIACC Catalog 2018-2019 
NIACC Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AGP - 331 Precision Agriculture

(2 s.h.)

Prerequisite: AGA - 114 Principles of Agronomy , AGA - 852 Principles of Crop Production , and demonstrated computer proficiency, or permission from instructor.
Precision agriculture is a management strategy that uses information technologies to bring data from multiple sources to bear on decisions associated with crop production. It should be viewed as a developing management system and not simply as an application of technology. GPS is considered the enabling tool for the entire Precision Agriculture system. GPS is vital for yield monitoring, soil sampling, measuring field boundaries, and variable-rate application of crop nutrients and crop protection products. Students will be introduced to this and other important technologies, with hands-on experience being provided using GPS receivers, scouting, navigation tools, and mapping software.

Lecture Hours: 15
Lab Hours: 30
Clinical Hours: 0
Work Experience Hours: 0

Equivalent to 90-267, AGPS-701, AGP-333.

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