Utilizing GIS/GPS/RS Technologies for Precision Agriculture

Since 1997, Rutgers Cooperative Extension (RCE) and the Grant F. Walton Center for Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis (CRSSA) have begun a cooperative program to bring site-specific precision agricultural tools to the small farms and fields common to New Jersey.  These tools include Global Positioning Systems (GPS), Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS).  This state-of-the-art technology aids agricultural and natural resource professionals in making better management decisions for increased yields and profits, decreased costs, and better management of the resources on which agriculture depends.

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View the location and functional capability of the many portable on-farm data logger weather stations in NJ. These include stations on the Rutgers University research farms, private farms, and USDA-NRCS RC&D irrigation water monitoring sites.

View the slides from the RCE Inservice Training held March 2, 1999 for researchers and extension agents to introduce the concepts of Geographic Information Systems,Global Positioning Systems, and Remote Sensing.

View slides from the RCE NJ Agricultural Leadership Seminar held November 28, 2001.  This will be updated in a powerpoint viewable format.

For more information contact: Marilyn G. Hughes, Ph.D. Program Associate for RCE in GIS/GPS/RS