Third digital agriculture conference set for Jan. 25 in Alexandria

The LSU AgCenter will hold the third edition of its annual digital agriculture conference, entitled “Maximizing Profits Using Digital Tools,” Jan. 25.

The conference will begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 2 p.m. It will take place at the LSU AgCenter State Evacuation Shelter near Alexandria.

“The annual precision agriculture focused event is an opportunity to hear the latest updates on precision agriculture tools, technologies and practical implementations on farm,” said Tara Smith, AgCenter Central Region director.

Morning topics and presenters will include:

— A special topic by Juan Landivar-Bowles, director, Texas A&M digital agriculture and artificial intelligence program.

— Integration of crop models and remote sensing by Tri Setiyono, assistant professor, LSU AgCenter.

— On-farm precision experimentation to support variety selection by Franciele Morelli, postdoctoral researcher, LSU AgCenter.

— Machine learning by Thanos Gentimis, assistant professor, LSU AgCenter.

— Practical map interpretation for farmers by Dennis Burns, extension agent, LSU AgCenter.

— Drone technologies by Randy Price, associate professor, LSU AgCenter.

Afternoon features will include:

— Implementation of on-farm precision experimentation and filtering yield maps to get data from Deere OPS by Luciano S. Shiratsuchi, associate professor, LSU AgCenter.

— Practical applications of drone software by Price.

“Farmers and consultants participate and help the LSU AgCenter Precision Ag Team shape this new on-farm precision experimentation program in Louisiana, showing short-, medium- and long-term demand in this area of data analytics,” Shiratsuchi said.

The event is free and open to the public, and lunch will be provided.

For more information, contact Tara P. Smith at 318-557-9501 or

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A new active sensor from Holland Scientific in partnership with the LSU AgCenter. Photo by Franciele Morelli/LSU AgCenter

1/14/2022 4:38:44 PM
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