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High Tech Precision Orchard Spraying Webinar

Monday, July 20, 2020 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Virtual Event

We’ll be joined by Dr. Jason Deveau, Dr. Heping Zhu, and Steve Booher.  

Jason is the Application Technology Specialist with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA). Jason literally “wrote the book” on airblast spraying, and will discuss how to improve spray targeting as well as the benefits of rate controllers.

We will then hear from Dr. Heping Zhu and Steve Booher. Heping is an Agricultural Engineer with the US Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service, and has extensively researched intelligent spray application technologies for horticultural crops. Steve is the founder and CEO of Smart Guided Systems, who worked closely with Heping to commercialize their research into the Smart Apply Intelligent Spray Control SystemTM.  Heping and Steve will discuss the science behind and the commercial application of their system, which utilizes pulsed lasers and advanced computer algorithms to remotely sense the volume of each tree to deliver a precise spray volume in real time.  

After their presentations, we will open up the meeting for all three presenters to field questions and comments.

Please register ahead of time at the following link:

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Dr. Jason Deveau, OMAFRA, Dr. Heping Zhu, USDA ARS, and Steve Booher, Smart Guided Systems

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