Digital Agriculture

Digital Agriculture

Using data, science, and innovation to advance agriculture’s future

What is digital agriculture?

What is digital agriculture?

It’s the use of digital devices to gather, process and analyze spatial (object) or temporal (time) data. This data can then guide targeted actions to improve agricultural efficiency, productivity and sustainability.

It’s the use of digital devices to gather, process and analyze spatial (object) or temporal (time) data. This data can then guide targeted actions to improve agricultural efficiency, productivity and sustainability.

From farm to forest, Songlin Fei has built a career and better life

When Songlin Fei was a young boy in China, his parents took him to a local fortune teller to assess his balance in the five elements that many Chinese people believe make up everything in the world. Their son, they were told, had enough fire, earth, water and metal, but he lacked wood.

Maybe this wasn’t a surprise. Fei’s family lived on a delta in southeast China where cropland and rice paddies stretched as far as the eye could see. Scanning his family’s property and the landscape beyond, Fei might have seen only a handful of trees.

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The Future of Farming Relies on Internet Connectivity

Farms could contribute billions more dollars to the U.S. economy with the help of precision agriculture technology, but this can’t happen without more broadband, said experts during a National Telecommunications and Information Administration webinar.

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Weekly Digital Agriculture Webinar Series, Now Until Dec. 10

Experts in data science and digital agriculture at Purdue University are presenting a series of digital agriculture webinars each Thursday this fall. The webinars will be at 12:30 p.m. ET.

From practical tips you can implement today to deeper dives into what drives the technology, the Digging into the Data Pipeline presentations are designed for those interested in getting more out of farm data.

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Ag-Analytics opens branch in Convergence Center, encouraging collaboration

“Digital agriculture and data science are important tools for our farmers in Indiana,” said Karen Plaut, the Glenn W. Sample Dean of the College of Agriculture. “We look forward to finding opportunities for our researchers, Extension specialists and students to collaborate with Ag-Analytics as they join us on campus as part of the Convergence Center.”

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Purdue professors to develop course on agriculture informatics for agriscience students

A multidisciplinary team from Purdue University, under the leadership of Dharmendra Saraswat, a professor in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, recently received funding from the Higher Education Challenge Grants Program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). The team will develop a curriculum to inculcate computational thinking, teach software development skill sets and increase agriscience students’ competencies for agriculture informatics careers.

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Purdue names Songlin Fei Dean’s Chair of Remote Sensing

The sheer size of the world’s forests makes measuring them with any accuracy a significant challenge. But it’s a challenge Purdue’s Songlin Fei has risen to, knowing that those forests impact the global economy, climate change mitigation, wildlife conservation, recreation and more.

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Purdue University to collaborate in NSF-funded Engineering Research Center to develop the Internet of Things for precision agriculture

Purdue University will be a partner in a new National Science Foundation (NSF) Engineering Research Center created to develop advanced agricultural technologies to address food, energy and water security challenges.

With a five-year, $26 million grant, the NSF has established the Engineering Research Center for the Internet of Things for Precision Agriculture (IoT4Ag). Engineering Research Centers (ERCs) are NSF’s flagship engineering program for convergent research to address large-scale societal challenges.

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What do farmers and pharmacists have in common? Data science

The built-in GPS and sensors that allow you to check real-time tire pressure and oil life in your car. The smart technologies in your home, giving you the ability to talk into your television remote or tell a lamp “off” or “on.”

Think of the advances over the past decade. Think of the next decade – what your car will be able to do even in five years.

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Ecologists preserve earth’s biodiversity with sound studies using edge computing and data analytics solutions

Researchers at the Center for Global Soundscapes at Purdue University record audio across the globe and accelerate ecological insights through edge computing and data analytics capabilities from HPE.

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Purdue and HPE: Feeding a planet using data analytics at the edge

If growers can analyze data from remote farmlands in real time, they can make better decisions, grow more crops, and feed more people. Learn how Purdue University is accelerating the processing of agricultural data at the edge to boost production.

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