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Ag Data Services: Turning data sets into data assets

February 15, 2021

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.

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Weekly digital agriculture webinar series returns Thursday (Feb. 4)

January 29, 2021

A weekly webinar series featuring Purdue University experts in data science and digital agriculture will kick off at 12:30 p.m. ET Thursday (Feb. 4).

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Forest

Remote sensing gives new look at forest diversity

November 24, 2020

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.

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Corn plants

Farmers sought for precision fertilizer, seeding studies

November 9, 2020
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Big data, machine learning shed light on Asian reforestation successes

October 28, 2020

Since carbon sequestration is such an important factor for mitigating climate change, it’s critical to understand the efficacy of reforestation efforts and develop solid estimates of forest carbon storage capacity. However, measuring forest properties …

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

October 13, 2020

Songlin Fei, winner of the 2020 Agricultural Research Award, has made his mark on the world’s forests through advanced remote sensing technologies.

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Hardwood plantation

Purdue pursues industry hardwood partnerships through NSF-backed center

October 6, 2020

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.

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Weekly Digital Agriculture Webinar Series Kicks Off on October 1

September 23, 2020

Experts in data science and digital agriculture at Purdue University are presenting a series of digital agriculture webinars each Thursday this fall, starting Oct. 1. The webinars will be at 12:30 p.m. ET.

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Big Data, Safe Food conference goes forward virtually

September 23, 2020

Purdue University will host the Big Data, Safe Food Conference online on Oc. 12-15. The conference will explore the intersection of big data and food safety through conversations with experts from industry, government and academia.

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Convergence Center Building

Ag-Analytics opens branch in Convergence Center, encouraging collaboration

September 2, 2020

“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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Forest

COVID lessons applied to forestry, climate change

August 26, 2020

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.

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

August 10, 2020

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

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Forest

Purdue names Songlin Fei Dean’s Chair of Remote Sensing

August 10, 2020
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Purdue names Songlin Fei Dean’s Chair of Remote Sensing

August 10, 2020

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 cons…

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

August 9, 2020

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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Purdue’s AgGrowBOT showcases innovations and ideas

March 10, 2020

Purdue University’s College of Agriculture will host AgGrowBOT May 7-8 at the Agronomy Center for Research and Education (ACRE).

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Portable device lights the way to better foodborne illness detection

February 4, 2020

Foodborne illness hits about one in six people in the United States every year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 48 million people in the U.S. get sick due to one or more of 31 recognized pathogens, including E. coli O157:H…

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Purdue Agriculture’s 19 Most Read Stories of 2019

January 2, 2020
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Purdue program changes the drift of communication

December 18, 2019

By Brian Wallheimer A dozen years ago, Steve Smith could anticipate the calls coming in from farmers across the state. They’d report when and how…

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A Corn Leaf with Tar Spot

New field crops pathologist hits the ground running

December 6, 2019

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…

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