Soil Moisture and Temperature Probes: The OC Experience

August 9, 2022 from 4:15 pm to 5:00 pm

Speaker: Daniel Stefner, Olds College

Soil Moisture and Temperature Probes: The OC Experience

The Smart Ag Applied Research team now has 3.5 seasons of in-field experience working with commercially available soil moisture probes. Daniel will discuss which probes are being used on the Old College Smart Farm, and what the team has learned regarding install, upkeep, connectivity, and software requirements of these sensors. Come learn how the OC team is making use of soil moisture data for 2022 research projects.

Bio: Daniel Stefner, Olds College

As a Project Lead within the Smart Ag Applied Research team, Daniel is involved in a multitude of projects that focus on evaluating, validating, and developing technologies specific to broad acre agriculture. He started his Olds College career as an Agriculture Management student in 2017, and further completed the Bachelor of Applied Science program with a major in Agribusiness. Previous to Olds College, he also earned a diploma in Digital Media and IT from NAIT specializing in Business Analysis. Daniel brings an innovative and creative mind to the research team along with plenty of crop farming experience from his family’s farm and previous employment.

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