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Big data in agriculture focus of Houston conference Aug. 20-21 AgriLife Today

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HOUSTON – High-tech devices in agriculture such as unmanned aerial vehicles and sensors are leading to immense growth in data collection and deployment, and a Houston conference Aug. 20-21 will feature scholars and industry experts discussing future applications in all aspects of production agriculture. Identifying Obstacles to Applying Big Data in Agriculture will be held Aug. The invitation-only conference, Identifying Obstacles to Applying Big Data in Agriculture, will be held at the Houston Airport Marriott at George Bush Intercontinental Airport. It is sponsored by Texas A&M AgriLife Research and the U.S. Department of Agriculture- National Institute of Food and Agriculture. "We have had advanced technologies like GPS in agriculture for over 20 years, but only a small handful of these technologies have made a significant impact," said Dr. Alex Thomasson, conference coordinator and Texas A&M AgriLife Research engineer in College Station.


Ag experts discuss handling big data in agriculture at Houston conference

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HOUSTON – Agricultural experts at a Houston conference praised the advancements in unmanned aerial vehicles, sensors and data-collecting technology used in precision crop production research, but said there are also challenges in how to process vast amounts of information and translate to the farmer. The conference, "Identifying Obstacles to Applying Big Data in Agriculture," held Aug. Texas A&M AgriLife Research and the U.S. Department of Agriculture-National Institute of Food and Agriculture were conference sponsors. "We need reliable data and to be asking the right questions," said Dr. Alex Thomasson, conference coordinator and Texas A&M AgriLife Research engineer. "A few agricultural trends as well as technology development in the broader economy have driven the advance of big-data technology use in agriculture."


Big data in agriculture focus of Houston conference Aug. 20-21

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High-tech devices in agriculture such as unmanned aerial vehicles and sensors are leading to immense growth in data collection and deployment, and a Houston conference Aug. 20-21 will feature scholars and industry experts discussing future applications in all aspects of production agriculture. The invitation-only conference, Identifying Obstacles to Applying Big Data in Agriculture, will be held at the Houston Airport Marriott at George Bush Intercontinental Airport. It is sponsored by Texas A&M AgriLife Research and the U.S. Department of Agriculture-National Institute of Food and Agriculture. "We have had advanced technologies like GPS in agriculture for over 20 years, but only a small handful of these technologies have made a significant impact," said Dr. Alex Thomasson, conference coordinator and Texas A&M AgriLife Research engineer in College Station. "We want to cast a vision for the practical use of big data in production agriculture so we can take advantage of the current wave of attendant technologies like the so-called Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, wireless communications, the cloud, etc. "This conference will feature discussion with key business leaders and academics involved in a broad range of disciplines within big data and precision agriculture.


Artificial intelligence and precision farming: Experts Explain

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How does artificial intelligence-powered precision farming affect food sustainability? This is the question we asked our panel of experts. "Precision farming" is a bit of a buzz phrase; it is often used, but rarely defined. Generally, it means the widespread adoption of new technologies to accurately monitor and control agricultural activity. But which technologies are adopted and which consequences result?


Digital Agriculture for Small-Scale Producers

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Ranveer Chandra is the managing director of Research for Industry and leads Networking Research at Microsoft Research in Redmond, WA, USA. His research has shipped in multiple Microsoft products, including Xbox, Azure, and Windows. Stewart Collis is senior program officer for Digital Agriculture Solutions at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation where he focuses on digital farmer services, smart farming, and digital support systems for small-scale crop and livestock producers in low- and middle-income countries.