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Ali Mirzakhani Nafchi

Assistant Professor & SDSU Extension Precision Agriculture Specialist


Berg Agricultural Hall 316
Agronomy, Horticulture & Plant Science-Box 2207A
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007

Ali supports the citizens of South Dakota in his role as the SDSU Extension Precision Agriculture Specialist at the South Dakota State University campus in Brookings.

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Also by Ali Mirzakhani Nafchi

Tablet computer displaying precision planting data.

The 5 R’s of Precision Agriculture

Precision agriculture is a management strategy that uses cutting-edge technology to gather, process and analyze information to provide optimized crop inputs. Learn about the five R's that guide its use on farms.

A red sprayer in a green field with a cloudy sky in the background.

Boom Sprayer Calibration

Fact sheet on calibrating a boom sprayer to minimize damage to plants and reduce environmental impact

Aerial photo of a field revealing crop productivity within a specified management zone.

Creating Management Zones Using Electrical Conductivity

The first step to practicing zone management is to identify the variations that control yield. There are various methods for characterizing soil variations within a field, and among them, electrical conductivity measurement is one of the most-reliable.