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 the role data science plays in that. Ackerson’s research focuses on two main pillars 1) developing and testing novel soil sensing systems for improved measurement of soil properties and 2) developing systems to integrate novel sensor information into spatiotemporal soil mapping and monitoring applications. Check out his video update on research regarding digital soil mapping to support precision agriculture in the Wabash Heartland Innovation Network region.
This weekly webinar series featuring experts in data science and digital agriculture at Purdue University kicked off on Feb. 4 and concluded on May 13. The Data Driven Agriculture webinars explored ways digital agriculture and data science can impact agriculture today and into the future. See the full playlist of past webinars on Purdue Ag’s YouTube Channel.
This series was hosted by Purdue College of Agriculture and supported in part by the Wabash Heartland Innovation Network (WHIN).