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Jul 24

MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Introduction to Integrated Pest Management

12:00 pm EDT

7/24/19: Introducton to Integrated Pest Management

Integrated pest management (IPM), is a broad-based approach to keeping pests population below economic injury level. This webinar will review basic IPM pinciples, control tactics, and how to diagnose problems.  

Registration: https://2019wednesdaywebinars.eventbrite.com

For upcoming and archived webinars please visit: https://extension.umd.edu/womeninag/webinars

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Jul 30

Precision Agriculture Sensing Systems

10:00 am EDT

Presented by: Dr. Qiquan Qiao is Harold C. Hohbach Professor and graduate coordinator in Electrical Engineering at South Dakota State University.

The objective of this work will create real-time precision agriculture sensor systems that can be used to detect changes in temperature, CO2, NO3-N, oxygen, phosphate, nitrate, moisture, and electrical conductivity (EC). This information can be used to calculate improvements in porosity, water flow, potential nutrient stresses, and yield potential. Ground-based sensors linked to aerial remote sensing can be used to provide comprehensive information on the fate of the seed from planting to harvest. To achieve this objective, novel sensors, sensor networks, and their integration into drones and/or swarms with real time mapping and monitoring capability will be developed. Non-contact sensing systems using high resolution camera, infrared, thermal, normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) and multispectral sensors will be developed. This allows direct visibility over the health of soil and crops by viewing parameters such as sunlight absorption rates, transpiration rates, crop health, CO2 content, temperature, moisture, soil variation and health status.
Aug 02

2019 All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series: GMOs and Their Effect on Insect Populations

2:00 pm EDT

Explore the world of insects and how genetically modified crops effect their populations by Dr. Rudy PacumbabaAlabama Extension.   Webinars are  moderated by Dr. Tim DavisUGA Extension and Vicky Bertagnolli, Clemson Extension, and coordinated by  Dani CarrollAlabama Extension.  The link to the event is https://auburn.zoom.us/j/615766171. Note: on April 5, the link to the live webinar opens about 15 minutes before the webinar. If you try to log in earlier, you will get an error message. 
For more webinars in this series, see 2019 All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series.. The webinars are brought to you by the following eXtension Communities of Practice: Ant Pests, and Urban IPM; and by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension ServiceClemson Cooperative Extension and University of Georgia Extension.

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