Precision Agriculture


In the multidisciplinary Precision Agriculture minor, students use satellite imagery, aerial photography, field sensors, and the Global Positioning System to acquire information about field conditions. This information is organized and analyzed using a digital mapping system called Geographical Information System. After being analyzed, these data can help make effective management decisions.

About this Program

Department Information

The Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering is founded on developing, teaching, and applying engineering principles to improve and sustain agricultural and biological systems for current and future generations.
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Required Courses

AOM 4434Precision Agriculture (take this course first)3
AOM 4455Agricultural Operations and Systems3
Crop Management and Field Techniques elective3
Geographic Information Systems elective3
Remote Sensing elective3
Total Credits15

Approved Electives

Crop Management and Field Techniques Electives

AGR 4214CApplied Field Crop Production3
AGR 4231CForage Science and Range Management4
FAS 4305CIntroduction to Fishery Science3
FNR 3410CNatural Resource Sampling3
FNR 4623CIntegrated Natural Resource Management3
FRC 3212Introduction to Citrus Culture and Production3
GEO 3162CIntroduction to Quantitative Analysis for Geographers4
IPM 3022Fundamentals of Pest Management3
PLP 3103CControl of Plant Diseases3
PLS 3004CPrinciples of Plant Science3
PLS 4601CPrinciples of Weed Science3
PLS 4613Aquatic Weed Control3
SWS 4231CSoil, Water and Land Use3
SWS 4715CEnvironmental Pedology4
STA 4222Sample Survey Design3
SUR 3520Measurement Science3
WIS 4945Wildlife Techniques3

Geographic Information Systems Electives

FOR 3434CForest Resources Information Systems3
GIS 3072CGeographic Information Systems3
SUR 5365Digital Mapping3
URP 4273Survey of Planning Information Systems3

Remote Sensing Electives

AOM 5431GIS and Remote Sensing in Agriculture and Natural Resources3
SUR 3331CPhotogrammetry3
SUR 4380Remote Sensing3
SUR 5385Remote Sensing Applications3