Registration open for Purdue Digital Ag Showcase on Sept. 8

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Join Purdue specialists for the Digital Ag Showcase on Sept. 8 on the Beck Agricultural Center in West Lafayette. Participants will study cutting-edge analysis associated to data-driven agriculture, see demonstrations that includes sensible purposes and instruments that can be utilized on their farming operations and tour campus analysis services targeted on digital agriculture.

“The day might be filled with demonstrations and highlights the work occurring at Purdue associated to data-driven agriculture,” stated Dennis Buckmaster, professor of agricultural and organic engineering and dean’s fellow for digital agriculture. “You will be capable of get your arms on new sensors, study free, sensible instruments for amassing and analyzing knowledge, and community with researchers, Extension specialists and graduate college students main the best way in purposes of UAVs, sensor deployment, decision-making and automation.”

Topics to be coated embody:

  • Using drones (UAVs) in row crops, together with low-input, high-efficiency scouting.
  • Demonstrations of Purdue’s subject phenotyping capabilities.
  • Improved administration approaches for soybean and corn.
  • Introduction of GROW, a brand new internet app for corn producers to observe the physiological state of their corn fields.
  • Replacing the “dashboard pocket book” with digital subject information.

Participants can select to take campus excursions to go to with Purdue school of their analysis areas, together with the Agricultural and Biological Engineering Building, Creighton Hall of Animal Sciences and the Ag Alumni Seed Phenotyping Facility.

For these concerned with non-public pesticide applicator (PARP) and business applicator credit, persevering with certification hours might be provided in classes 1, 11, 14 and RT.  Purdue Extension specialists will supply a one-hour workshop offering UAV demonstrations of pest scouting, soil nutrient monitoring, herbicide purposes, advantages of precision ag purposes of chemical compounds, and anhydrous ammonia security.

Registration is requested by Sept. 1 as lunch might be supplied. Register at purdue.ag/digitalagshowcase.

Writer: Megan Kuhn, 765-494-9505, mmkuhn@purdue.edu

Source: Dennis Buckmaster, dbuckmas@purdue.edu

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