Terra-byte – A World Record Year
Wed, Jul 18, 2018
8:00am to 8:40am
Profitable implementation of on-farm technologies varies by field, cropping system, and available investment opportunities. To greater understand the barriers to on-farm digital technology adoption, a data collection world record was attempted for a single corn plant. This project was conducted to quantify and assess the methods and magnitude of data that can be collected using commercially available technologies; a total of 18.5 Gb of data was collected from 2,476 individual files. These files were then categorized and ranked according to ease of adoption, added value, amount of generated data, and various other categories. Key data layers for the 2017 growing season were found to be as-planted, yield, imagery, seeding prescriptions, and weather data. This project served as a means to encourage adoption of these technologies and a determination of the many ways that data can be collected, analyzed, and acted upon in the current state of digital agriculture.
Trey Colley grew up near Birmingham, Alabama. His interest in agriculture was sparked during high school when working for a row-crop farm in central Alabama. He pursued a degree in Biosystems Engineering at Auburn University, and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree at The Ohio State University with a focus on Precision Agriculture. Trey is interested in making data-based decisions in agriculture, machinery systems, precision nutrient placement, and increasing profitability through digital technology adoption.