Purdue Digital Ag Showcase Sept 8

Registration is open for the Digital Ag Showcase. Join Purdue experts on Thursday, September 8, at Beck Agricultural Center in West Lafayette, Indiana. In cooperation with Area 9 Extension educators, the field day will focus on practical applications of data-driven agriculture. 

Participants will learn about cutting-edge research related to digital agriculture, see demonstrations featuring practical applications and tools that can be used on their farming operations, and tour campus research facilities focused on digital agriculture. 

Topics to be covered include:  

  • Using drones (UAVs) in row crops, including low-input, high-efficiency scouting 
  • Demonstrations of Purdue’s field phenotyping capabilities 
  • Improved management approaches for soybean and corn 
  • Introduction of GROW, a new web app for corn producers to monitor the physiological state of their cornfields 
  • Replacing the “dashboard notebook” with digital field records 
  • Real-time weed identification using unmanned aerial systems 
  • Connecting on-farm sensors through low-cost, low-energy systems 
  • Eco-intensification using recycled drainage water from wetlands 

Participants can take campus tours to visit Purdue faculty in their research spaces, including the Agricultural & Biological Engineering Building, Creighton Hall of Animal Sciences and the Ag Alumni Phenotyping Facility. 

For those interested in Private Pesticide Applicator (PARP) and Continuing Certification Hours in Category 1, 11, 14, and RT, Purdue Extension specialists will offer a one-hour workshop providing information on UAV demonstrations of pest scouting, soil nutrient monitoring, herbicide applications, benefits of precision ag applications of chemicals, and anhydrous ammonia safety. 

Registration is requested as lunch will be provided. Register at https://purdue.ag/digitalagshowcase

Beck Agricultural Center is at the Agronomy Center for Research and Education, 4550 US 52, West Lafayette, Indiana.

August 16, 2022 01:59 pm | Education

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