Department of Soil and Crop SciencesDepartment of Soil and Crop Sciences

SOCR 377

Course Description:

This undergraduate level course entails: Applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Global Positioning Systems (GPS), Remote Sensing and other advanced technologies in Agriculture.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Understand the principles and elements of Global Positioning systems (GPS)
  • Identify the errors associated with GPS systems
  • Understand the concepts and functioning of Differential Global Positioning Systems (DGPS)
  • Understand the concept of spatial variability
  • Realize the scope of precision farming and the know the precision farming cycle
  • Understand the potential benefits of Precision Agriculture
  • Do real-time field mapping and grid soil sampling
  • Understand variable rate nutrient and other agri-chemical digital application.
  • Monitor and map yield data and post processing of the yield maps
  • Work with precision farming hardware and software.




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