Educational Papers and Articles

Precision Farming in General:

Precision Agriculture: An Introduction by Glenn Davis, Soil Scientist and Precision Agriculture Specialist; William Casady, Agricultural Engineer; Ray Massey, Crop Economist, University of Missouri-Columbia

Precision Farming: A New Approach to Crop Management by Stephen W. Searcy, Texas Agricultural Extension Service

Capitalising on Innovation: The Future for Precision Agriculture in Australia.  Bureau of Rural Scienses, Commonwealth of Australia

The Impact of Precision Agriculture, Brett Whelan, Alex McBratney & Broughton Boydell, Australian Centre for Precision Agriculture, THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY

Geospatial Information Technologies for Malaysian Agriculture in the Next Millenium, Dayang Amenozima Abang Ismail & Kamaruzaman Jusoff, Precision Agriculture & Remote Sensing Programme, Institute Bioscience, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor.  Paper presented at Seminar on Repositioning Agriculture Industry in the Next Millenium, 13-14 July 1999. Bilik Persidangan IDEAL, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor.

Precision farming in agriculture a production technique for the next millenium, By A. Zamzam bin Mohamad, Ibni Hajar Rukunudin, Wong Nan Chong, Strategic, Environment and Natural Resources Research Center, MARDI, Serdang, Selangor.  Paper presented at Seminar on Repositioning Agriculture Industry in the Next Millenium, 13-14 July 1999. Bilik Persidangan IDEAL, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor.

ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES FOR PRECISION FARMING, (pdf), Kenneth A. Sudduth, Agricultural Engineer, USDA-Agricultural Research Service, Columbia, Missouri, USA.  Presented at the International Seminar on Agricultural Mechanization Technology for Precision Farming, Suwon, Korea, 27 May 1999.

Determining Barriers to Adoption and Research Needs of Precision Agriculture, Wiebold, W.J., K.A. Sudduth, J.G. Davis, D.K. Shannon, and N. R. Kitchen

Estimates of Baseline Data for Producers Using Precision Ag Technologies, Shannon, D.K.

The Site-Specific Management Guidelines series is published by the Potash & Phosphate Institute - Coordinated by South Dakota State University -  Sponsored by the United Soybean Board and the Foundation for Agronomic Research.

Geographical Information Systems ("GIS"):

Geographic Information Systems: A Glossary by Charles R. Blinn, Lloyd P. Queen and Les W. Maki published online by the University of Minnesota Extension Service.

Introduction to Data Analysis Using Geographic Information Systems by Daniel L. Falbo, Lloyd P. Queen and Charles R. Blinn published online by the University of Minnesota Extension Service.

The Basics of Geographic Information Systems by Lloyd P. Queen and Charles R. Blinn published online by the University of Minnesota Extension Service.

GIS @ Purdue,  Getting started in the on-line GIS course. Purdue University.

GIS at your Fingertips:  An Interactive GIS Web Site, Editors: Gesche Schmid & Fiona Cocks, Technical Support: Ben Holmes, Centre for GIS and Remote Sensing,  School of Earth and Environmental Sciences,  University of Greenwich

Global Positioning Systems ("GPS"):

Global Positioning System Overview by Peter H. Dana, The Geographer's Craft Project, Department of Geography, The University of Texas at Austin.

Calculating Field size and distances between points using GPS Coordinates, by C. Gregg Carlson and David Clay, College of Agriculture & Biological Sciences, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD 57007

Selecting a DGPS for Making Topography Maps, Johansen, D.P., D.E. Clay*, C.G. Carlson, K.W. Stange, S.A. Clay and K. Dalsted
D. Johansen is a Research Agronomist located at Asgrow Concept Farm, Atlantic Iowa, 50022.  Clay, D.E., C.G. Carlson, K.W. Stange, S.A. Clay, and K. Dalsted are scientists at South Dakota State Univeristy, Brookings SD

Precision Agriculture: Global Positioning System (GPS), by Donald Pfost and William Casady, Extension Agricultural Engineers; Kent Shannon, Associate Director of the Missouri Precision Agriculture Center
University of Missouri-Columbia

All About GPS a series of tutorials from Trimble Navigation Limited

A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO GPS - UTM by Don Bartlett

Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS): Application to Precision Agriculture,S.A. Shearer, J.P. Fulton, S.P. Higgins, and S.G. McNeill, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky

 

Remote Sensing:

The Remote Sensing Tutorial written by Nicholas M. Short, Sr. is sponsored by the Applied Information Sciences Branch (Code 935) at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.

Fundamentals of Remote Sensing Tutorial from the Canada Centre for Remote Sensing.

Radar and Stereoscopy Tutorial from the Canada Centre for Remote Sensing.

The Remote Sensing Core Curriculum An American Society for Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing.
initiative for Space Age International Education.

Geography 376, Environmental Remote Sensing Course Outline by Joseph M. Piwowar from the Faculty of Environmental StudiesUniversity of Waterloo, in Waterloo, Canada.

The Online Remote Sensing Guides from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
RADARS, The basics of radars and target detection, interpreting radar imagery and exploring their applications in forecasting and severe weather prediction.
SATELLITES, GOES and POES satellites, the images they produce and how to interpret them.

Information Extraction Principles and Methods for Multispectral and Hyperspectral Image Data, by David Landgrebe, Chapter 1 of Information Processing for Remote Sensing, edited by C. H. Chen, published by the World Scientific Publishing Co., Inc., 1060 Main Street, River Edge, NJ 07661, USA (Spring, 1999).

Crop Stress Detection with Spectral Imaging, a slide show by Chi Thia and Mark D. Evans from the Biological & Agricultural Engineering Department of The University of Georgia.

Educator's Resources from NASA's Observatorium includes several educational items relating to remote sensing.

Remote Sensing Tutorials from the Arizona Regional Image Archive at the University of Arizona.
Radiometric Calibration
Geometric Correction
Image Classification

National Learning Network for Remote Sensing.  This project is a collaboration between the Universities of Paisley, Edinburgh and Dundee to produce and evaluate teaching and learning materials for remote sensing in all Scottish Higher Education Institutions.  Available courses include   Fundamentals of Remote Sensing and Applications of Remote Sensing.

Remote Sensing Primers from the Center for International Earth Science Information Network at Columbia University (CIESIN) and Environmental Treaties and Resource Indicators (ENTRI).  There primers are located at the Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center's (SEDAC) World Wide Web site.
Primers include:
CIESIN's Thematic Guide on Remote Sensing
ENTRI Image Color Primer
ENTRI Remote Sensing Image Gallery

Aerial Photography and Remote Sensing written by Shannon Crum.  This module is part of The Geographer's Craft Project, written by Peter H. Dana, Department of Geography, University of Texas at Austin. 

Radar Tutorial and Visible and InfraRed Tutorial, Authors: Peter Mouginis-Mark & Lori Glaze, from NASA funded Virtually Hawaii.

Interpreting Remote Sensing Data, by Mr. Kevin Dalsted and Dr. Lloyd Queen, College of Agriculture & Biological Sciences, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD 57007

Remote Sensing Tutorial by H. Beeland, D. Brown, A. Bullwinkel, T. Miskelly, J.S. Calhoun, NASA's Stennis Space Center, Commercial Remote Sensing Program.  Learn basic remote sensing concepts with this engaging and informative on-line tutorial.

Global Land Vegetation, An Electronic Textbook, from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Earth Sciences Directorate, Scientific and Educational Endeavors (SEE)

Remote Sensing (RS) and Geographic Information System (GIS) Technology for Field Implementation in Malaysian Agriculture, By: Tamaluddin Syam and Kamaruzaman Jusoff, Precision Agriculture Programme, Institute Bioscience, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia.  Paper presented at Seminar on Repositioning Agriculture Industry in the Next Millenium, 13-14 July 1999. Bilik Persidangan IDEAL, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor.

CEO (Centre for Earth Observation Programme), Training and Education /HAIL, Training Handbook, Claudia Streck, KAYSER-THREDE GMBH, MUNICH, January 1998 (pdf version)

Computer Aided System for Teleinteractive Learning in Environmental Monitoring (CASTLE). The German Remote Sensing Data Center ("DFD") is heading CASTLE, a Telematic Project on tele-interactive learning, granted by the European Community. The objective  of CASTLE is to provide courses on remote sensing (both on CD and on-line) and an interactive classroom on the web.

Using Electromagnetic Induction to Characterize Soils, Davis, J.G., N.R. Kitchen, K.A. Sudduth and S.T. Drummond, Reprinted from Better Crops with Plant Food, 1997, No. 4., Published by the Potash and Phospate Institute (PPI)

Watching Over Our Planet From Space.  An introduction to the subject of "Remote Sensing", this education kit is intended for students 11 to 15 years of age. It consists of a brief introduction, twelve hands-on exercises and some supplemental reading. Students will become aware of satellite imagery and how it can be used to monitor environmental issues such as oil spills, forest fires, flood damage, mine wastes, forest clear cutting, and land use.  Material from the Canada Centre for Remote Sensing.

Variable Rate Technology ("VRT"):

Scouting for Weeds, Sharon Clay, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD Gregg Johnson, University of Minnesota, Southern Experiment Station, Waseca, MN

Variable Rate Application Equipment for Precision Farming, and Variable Rate Technology, A State of the Art Review,  R.L.Clark, Professor, R.L.McGuckin, Graduate Student, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, University of Georgia, Athens, GA.  Written for presentation at the 1996 Beltwide Cotton Conference sponsored by NATIONAL COTTON COUNCIL OF AMERICA, Opryland Hotel, Nashville, Tennessee, January 8-12, 1996

Yield Monitors:

Yield Monitors and Maps: Making Decisions, Larry Lotz, Ohio State University FactSheet, Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, 590 Woody Hayes Dr., Columbus, OH 43210

Precision Agriculture: Yield Monitors by William Casady, Donald Pfost and Charles Ellis, Extension Agricultural Engineers; Kent Shannon, Associate Director of the Missouri Precision Agriculture Center,
University of Missouri-Columbia

Yield Mapping: Guidelines for County Demonstrations by Stephen W. Searcy, Texas Agricultural Extension Service

Yield Mapping: Operating Practices Can Improve Yield Maps by Stephen W. Searcy, Texas Agricultural Extension Service

Yield Mapping: Principles and System Components by Stephen W. Searcy, Texas Agricultural Extension Service

Elements of Precision Agriculture: Basics of Yield Monitor Installation and Operation, S.A. Shearer, J.P. Fulton, S.G. McNeill, and S.F. Higgins, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, T.G. Mueller, Agronomy, University of Kentucky

Basics of Yield Monitoring, S.A. Shearer, S.G. McNeill, S.F. Higgins, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering; and R.I. Barnhisel, Agronomy, College of Agriculture, University of Kentucky

 


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