A Purdue University-affiliated agbioscience startup is creating technology to help meet the growing global demand for bioenergy and, in partnership with Purdue, has received new support from the U.S. government.Read More
Purdue University scientists are collaborating with colleagues at North Carolina State University and others on fifth-generation (5G) and beyond wireless network research that holds promise for improved farm machinery automation.Read More
A team of engineers, agronomists and economists at Purdue University’s Center for Sustainable Food, Energy and Water Systems are developing novel photovoltaic module designs for use on agricultural land to cogenerate electricity.Read More
Even cows have emotions and a happy cow is a better milk producer than one under stress. But how do dairy farmers read an individual bovine animal not known for its facial expression amongst a herd of up to 10,000?Read More
“It wasn’t until a family friend took me beekeeping that I got hooked,” recalled Brock Harpur, assistant professor of entomology. “It happened as soon as I put on the suit, opened up the colony and saw the life inside. It’s pretty remarkable what you can see inside of a honey bee colony as a scientist.”…Read More
How is digital agriculture going to change the landscape of farming over the next decade?
It depends on who you ask.
Many see digital agriculture as the future of the industry. At Purdue University’s College of Agriculture, however, the future is unfolding now, in different patterns and paces across campus.Read More
Barely moved into his new working area, Aaron Walz is already working to bridge gaps between data collection and data use at Purdue. Eager to begin in his new role, Walz has unpacked little more than the essentials: a computer, digital photo frame and his guitar. “We currently have a professor who is working on…Read More
Digital agriculture developments allow UAVs to collect a new level of data using advanced sensors. Technology opens up grand new possibilities of scale for plant science, transferring what once was slow, inefficient research by humans into rapid collection of vast quantities of data by unmanned vehicles, robotic systems, and sensors embedded in the field.Read More
Jian Jin, Assistant Professor of Agricultural & Biological Engineering, knows to make progress, one must continuously move forward. The mindset is reflected in his automatic high-throughput phenotyping greenhouse, which is able to collect continuous data with hyperspectral imaging. The system is one of several exciting innovations produced by Jin’s lab in the College of Agriculture at Purdue University.Read More
Decisions involving digital agriculture innovations are made with agricultural economics analysis. Nathan DeLay, assistant professor of agricultural analytics and production, focuses on the big picture, making the image clearer for industry. DeLay recently joined Purdue’s Department of Agricultural Economics to focus on data analytics and precision agriculture. His goal is to improve farm policy and producer decision-making.Read More