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IoT and Advanced Agricultural Technology - Research Updates Video Series

Several faculty in the Purdue College of Agriculture are helping to move the technology front forward. These faculty have received some funding from Wabash Heartland Innovation Network – a project centered around economic prosperity in a 10-county region in Indiana and funded by a generous Lilly Foundation grant.

Graduate Student with Farm Field
Purdue Agriculture Graduate Student Ana Morales worked with professors Bob Nielsen and James Camberato on a WHIN-funded research project titled UAV based analysis of phenotypic responses in corn.

In this video series, you can hear first hand from the researchers about some of their latest projects. Watch one or all, but you are bound to learn something related to soil mapping, image processing, advanced analytics, instrumented livestock facilities, or improving educational delivery. Here’s an index and link to the videos which include a very brief introduction to Purdue Digital Agriculture, a presentation, then some Q&A dialog to bring more insight your direction.

Topic (click to watch YouTube video) Researchers Department
Biosensors for Bovine Respiratory Disease Suraj Mohan and Dr. Mohit Verma Agricultural & Biological Engineering
Local STEM education Dr. Hui Hui Wang Agricultural Science Education and Communication
Internet of Things (IoT) and on-device computation Dr. Somali Chaterji Agricultural & Biological Engineering
Machine intelligence for weed management Dr. Dharmendra Saraswat Agricultural & Biological Engineering
UAV based analysis of phenotypic responses in corn Ana Morales, Dr. Bob Nielsen and Dr. James Camberato Agronomy
Internet connectivity for livestock systems Dr. Robert Stwalley Agricultural & Biological Engineering
Digital soil mapping Dr. Jason Ackerson Agronomy
Soybean stand assessment with UAV imagery Richard Smith and Dr. Shaun Casteel Agronomy


The Wabash Heartland Innovation Network is a consortium of 10 counties in north-central Indiana devoted to working together to fuel prosperity by harnessing the power of Internet-enabled sensors to develop our region into a global epicenter of digital agricultural and next-generation manufacturing.

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