Precision Spraying Technology for Weed Management: What We Learned

August 1, 2023 from 11:00 am to 11:45 am

Speaker: Shabeg Briar, Olds College of Agriculture & Technology

CEU Credits: 0.5

Precision Spraying Technology for Weed Management: What We Learned

Olds College is conducting research to evaluate the efficiency and practicality of using optical, precision spraying technology by farmers in Central Alberta. The knowledge gained is meant to assist farmers in making informed decisions about integrating this type of technology on their farms. This project focused on assessing the agronomic performance, accuracy, and cost effectiveness of precision spraying under Central Alberta cropping conditions.

Shabeg Briar, Research Scientist Crops, OCCI

Shabeg Briar earned his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Agriculture from Punjab Agricultural University and a Ph.D. in Plant Pathology and Nematology from Ohio State University, USA. Currently in his role as a Research Scientist Crops at Olds College of Agriculture & Technology, Shabeg is responsible for conducting small plot crop trials related to herbicide efficacy, crop variety evaluation, silage and forage production, nutrient management, and pest (including weed) management studies. He is a certified professional agronomist and possesses a pesticide applicator license. Prior to his current posting, Shabeg worked as a Research Scientist with Montana Agricultural Experiment Station.