University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) is located in the eastern shore region of Delmarva Peninsula. Rural environment of the region and the proximity to Chesapeake Bay makes agricultural needs and environmental concerns some of the key issues in the area. Precision Agriculture integrates advanced mechatronics, geoinformatics, and remote sensing to address these issues in an effective manner. This paper will highlight ongoing efforts to develop the infrastructure for this advanced technology driven agricultural practice at UMES that has significant intersection with broad umbrella of the field of "Mechatronics". Particular emphasis will be on integration of yield monitor and a GPS unit with the existing UMES combine/mechanical harvester; remote sensing from UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle), RAV (Remote Controlled Aerial Vehicle), and manned airplane equipped with camera systems; advanced technologies for sensing and monitoring, datalogging, and wireless transmission of environmental data; geospatial information technology; future plans involving variable rate application of nutrients and fertilizers. The paper will also describe aspects of three ongoing multidisciplinary projects titled (i) Environmentally Conscious Precision Agriculture (ECPA); (ii) Airborne Science and Technology Institute (ASTI) and (iii) Aerial Imaging and Remote Sensing for Precision Agriculture and Environmental Stewardship (AIRSPACES) that have contributed significantly in advancing the broad project goals that are not only consistent with the economic necessities of the region but also the land grant mission of UMES.

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