Rovers patrol rows of crops and drones monitor from above on farms across the U.S. But to realize the full potential of digital agriculture, these systems need to become much more efficient, scalable, and resilient.
Data engineering expert Somali Chaterji is pursuing these advances with support from a National Science Foundation Computer and Information Science and Engineering Directorate (CISE) CAREER Award.READ MORE
The cows at Homestead Dairy in Plymouth, Indiana, are blissfully unaware that every minute of every day they’re generating mountains of data for Luiz Brito, assistant professor of animal sciences. Sensors are everywhere on the commercial farm where the cows are videotaped day and night. Automated feeders record each calf’s milk intake and eating habits, while milking robots collect comprehensive production, activity and behavior data.READ MORE
Generating comprehensive and accurate tree inventories is an important but laborious process. Purdue University scientist John Couture participated on a team that used aerial hyperspectral remote sensing platform to quickly identify trees in a diverse forest plantation, and to understand the role of tree diversity on forest productivity.READ MORE
Songlin Fei, winner of the 2020 Agricultural Research Award, has made his mark on the world’s forests through advanced remote sensing technologies.READ MORE
The Center for Advanced Forestry Systems (CAFS), a National Science Foundation-funded Industry/University Cooperative Research Center, of which Purdue’s Hardwood Tree Improvement and Regeneration Center is a founding member, develops partnerships with forest-related companies to help solve pressing needs in their industry.READ MORE
“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.”READ MORE
Many of the countries that successfully curbed their COVID-19 infection rates did so through the open sharing of vast amounts of data that allowed health officials to inform the public and distribute medical resources. It’s a model that officials from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) believe can also slow the world’s deforestation, forest degradation and climate change.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
By Chad Campbell “The hardest part for me,” said Darcy Telenko, “is being from a farm and knowing the impact. Knowing what it feels like…READ MORE
By Brian Wallheimer The popularity of cover crops has reemerged in recent years with farmers looking to a variety of grasses, brassicas and legumes to…READ MORE
By Brian Wallheimer Purdue University scientists are collaborating with colleagues at North Carolina State University and others on fifth-generation (5G) and beyond wireless network research…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
By Chad Campbell Jian Jin, Assistant Professor of Agricultural & Biological Engineering, knows to make progress, one must continuously move forward. The mindset is reflected…READ MORE