Remote Sensing Technology
While the term “remote sensing technology” may seem difficult to understand, this method of gathering information is straightforward, saves time, and is part of some very familiar practices. In the most basic sense, “remote sensing” is the process of gathering information about an object or process without making physical contact. For example, conventional radar has been used for decades to monitor air traffic. Doppler radar is used by law enforcement officials to monitor speed and by meteorologists to measure weather. Different types of remote sensing technology can be used to make maps, quantify chemicals in the atmosphere, and measure earthquakes.
In production agriculture, uses of remote sensing technology include aerial photography and mapping; GPS-guided, site-specific crop planting and management; unmanned aerial systems to monitor crop progress; and light reflectance to measure crop stress. The MSU Extension Service is working to keep Mississippi producers informed about developments in precision agriculture to help them maximize efficiency, reduce the amount of chemical inputs applied to crops, and save time.
MISSISSIPPI STATE – An advanced database training project conducted by the Mississippi State University Extension Service is saving the state millions of dollars, improving skills and making jobs easier.
MISSISSIPPI STATE – Seeing the forest and the trees is a lot easier with software developed by scientists at Mississippi State University.
Researchers at MSU’s Forest and Wildlife Research Center have created the Mississippi Forest Monitoring and Information System, a forest inventory and information system that combines satellite remote sensing data and ground surveys. It is the first time forest-related satellite data and ground measurements have been combined on such a large scale in the United States.
MISSISSIPPI STATE – Researchers at Mississippi State University have developed technology that uses reflected light to analyze the presence of certain nematodes in cotton fields so producers can increase profits.
MISSISSIPPI STATE – Eleven young women visited Mississippi State University to learn how to turn their passion for wildlife into rewarding jobs at the first Conservation Careers Discovery Day.
MISSISSIPPI STATE – Those interested in learning about new technology that can improve farm management and operations should plan on attending Mississippi State University Extension Service’s Precision Agriculture Workshop.
The free workshop will be held on March 11 at the Forrest County Extension Conference Center in Hattiesburg. The workshop starts at 8:30 a.m. and wraps up with a free lunch at 12:30 p.m.