Dr. David Bullock (University of Illinois) and Keith Curran (Washington State University) traveled to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to attend the Interest Group on Agricultural Data (IGAD) Meeting held on April 1.
“In 2019, DIFM will run approximately seventy trials in ten U.S. states, Argentina, Brazil, and Colombia. DIFM is developing software that will allow it to “scale up” its data management, processing, and analysis activities, and provide a farmer-consultant decision tool that will allow the practical implications of the data analysis to positively affect the efficiency of farmers’ input management decision. DIFM is interested in exploring possibilities of working with other groups to develop a cloud-based research cyber-infrastructure that will aid researchers worldwide who conduct run on-farm agronomic research.”
Bob Dunker, a member of our research team, spent an afternoon in the sun testing out our new Veris U3 on the Morrow Plots, the oldest continually used experimental agricultural fields in the United States. The Veris U3 uses an electrical array to map deep into the soil rooting profile of a field. These maps will help us to characterize fields by providing us with information about the electroconductivity of the fields in our experiments. Check out the Veris website for more information about their technology!