The public is invited to attend a digital ag showcase on Sept. 8 at the Beck Agricultural Center in West Lafayette.
Participants will learn about research related to data-driven 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 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 corn fields
-Replacing the dashboard notebook with digital field records
For those interested in private pesticide applicator and commercial applicator credits, continuing certification hours will be offered in categories 1, 11, 14 and RT. Purdue Extension specialists will offer a one-hour workshop providing UAV demonstrations of pest scouting, soil nutrient monitoring, herbicide applications, benefits of precision ag applications of chemicals and anhydrous ammonia safety.
Registration is requested by Sept. 1 as lunch will be provided. Register at purdue.ag/digitalagshowcase.