DIGITAL AG RESOURCES

Helping guide targeted actions to improve agricultural and forestry efficiency, productivity and sustainability

What is Digital Agriculture?

It is the use of digital devices to gather, process and analyze spatial or temporal data for integrated characterization and modeling. These modern, data-intensive technologies can help guide targeted actions to improve agricultural and forestry efficiency, productivity and sustainability.

About this Digital Agriculture Resource Website

We consider digital agriculture and applied data science for agriculture to encompass a wide range of topic areas as shown above. This site is designed to be a resource for individuals involved in digital agriculture and forestry.

The purposes of this site include:

  • Inform regarding research, education, and outreach activities, within and beyond our University
  • Offer a means to identify expertise
  • Point to opportunities to increase knowledge
  • Provide direct links to useful resources and applications
  • Highlight and announce important events

To learn more about Purdue Agriculture's research, outreach and education efforts in the digital agriculture space, visit our general Digital Agriculture website.

Upcoming Events

Webinar: Livestock Disease and Smarter Treatment

April 15 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
online – virtual

Join Mohit Verma, assistant professor of agricultural & biological engineering, and Aaron Ault, senior research engineer, from Purdue University, for a FREE webinar titled Livestock Disease and Smarter Treatment at 12:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, April 15. Bovine respiratory disease is…

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IoT Networks Webinar: Sensors and Data Visualization

April 29 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
online – virtual

Join Nithin Raghunathan, research scientist, and Charilaos Mousoulis, senior research scientist, from Purdue University, for a FREE webinar titled IoT Networks: Sensors and Data Visualization at 12:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, April 29. This presentation features an overview of the sensors…

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Webinar: Public Data for the Public Good

May 6 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
online – virtual

Join Nicole Widmar, professor and associate head of agricultural economics at Purdue University, for a FREE webinar titled Public Data for the Public Good at 12:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, May 6. Public availability of data has helped U.S. agriculturalists…

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MOST RECENT POSTS

Integrated Digital Forestry Initiative

Led by Songlin Fei, professor and the Dean’s Remote Sensing Chair, the Integrated Digital Forestry Initiative (iDiF) at Purdue University is working towards developing platforms and strategies that leverage digital technology to measure, monitor and manage urban and rural forests to maximize social, economic and ecological benefits. The initiative brings together a multidisciplinary research team…

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Digital Forestry: Key Developments and Applications in Terrestrial Remote Sensing

Brady Hardiman, assistant professor of forestry and natural resources; Guofan Shao, professor of forestry and natural resources; and Ayman Habib, professor of civil engineering, all of Purdue University, recently presented as part of the Data Driven Agriculture webinar series. In the webinar, Hardiman, Shao and Habib share how to use state-of-the-art terrestrial LiDAR, photogrammetry, and…

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Tools for Planting Season

There are many posts on a variety of topics related to digital agriculture on our Digital Ag Resources website! Specifically as we head into the spring planting season, we think these might be particularly useful to you: Search a listing of more than 500 agricultural applications (apps) you can download and use on your phone,…

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Agricultural Apps Listing

By: John Scott, Digital Agriculture Extension Coordinator Mobile applications (apps) can be helpful in many different ways for your farm or agribusiness. From reporting markets to identifying pests, you could say there is an app for almost everything. Purdue Extension worked to compile information about more than 500 apps on different operating platforms, like iOS…

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Partnering with Industry to Move from Reactive to Proactive: A Dairy Farm Example

Jackie Boerman, assistant professor of animal sciences at Purdue, and Paul Ousterhout of iYOTAH recently presented as part of the Data Driven Agriculture webinar series. Purdue and iYOTAH have been working with a commercial dairy farm to predict and influence how much cows eat based on data automatically collected on farms. Feed is the number…

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UAVs in Livestock Production

 John Scott, Purdue Extension coordinator for digital agriculture, recently presented as part of the Data Driven Agriculture webinar series. Scott discussed the benefits and challenges around using UAVs in livestock production, including locating livestock, inspecting fences, and identifying seasonal grazing patterns. View his UAVs in Livestock Production webinar here: Weekly Webinar Series A weekly webinar…

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The Cover-Up: UAV Assessment of Soybean

Shaun Casteel, associate professor of agronomy and Extension Soybean and Small Grains Specialist, and Richard Smith, graduate research assistant, at Purdue University, recently presented as part of the Data Driven Agriculture webinar series. The presentation focuses on the ability of sUAS to assess soybean stands as it relates to optimal plant population and growth stage.…

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Precision Soil Maps: Moving Beyond Soil Survey

Jason Ackerson, assistant professor of agronomy at Purdue University, presented the first in a 2021 weekly webinar series – Data Driven Agriculture – featuring experts in data science and digital agriculture. The Precision Soil Maps: Moving Beyond Soil Survey webinar focuses on work being done at Purdue to move beyond the traditional soil surveys and…

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OSU CFAES – #AgTechTues

The Purdue Digital Ag team has you covered on Thursdays from Feb 4 – May 13, 2021 with a webinar series on Data Driven Agriculture. These start at 12:30 eastern and cover a wide variety of data applications and insights in agriculture. Our neighbors to the east, Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental…

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Spring Webinar Series: Data Driven Agriculture

A weekly webinar series featuring experts in data science and digital agriculture at Purdue University kicks off on Feb. 4 at 12:30 p.m. ET. Each Thursday this spring, the Data Driven Agriculture webinars will explore ways digital agriculture and data science can impact agriculture today and into the future. “Building on the momentum of last…

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Meet LoRa, Your New Best Friend

In this Digging into the Data Pipeline presentation, we’ll look at how IoT is changing the requirements on wireless networks and how LoRa (long range) can meet those needs – even on your farm. Learn how LoRa and LoRaWAN are good solutions to a long-standing problem in IoT – especially ag IoT – in terms of…

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GROW Your Field Knowledge: Introducing a New App

In this Digging into the Data Pipeline presentation, Andrew Balmos, a data/software engineer at Purdue University introduces a new web-based tool created by the team at the OATS Center that uses open source data to track growing degree days in corn to give producers field-specific information. Individuals will be able to download and run the new…

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