Precision Agriculture at The Ohio State University

The focus of the precision agriculture program has been to develop precision nutrient management strategies and technologies to improve efficiency of fertilizer placement, enable on-farm evaluation, automate machine functionality, enhance placement of pesticides and seed, and to develop analytical tools for digital agriculture. Researchers are also designing precision seeding tools to improve depth control for varying field conditions and identifying the value proposition of both precision agriculture technology and farm data for individual growers.

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Featured Projects

Farm of the Future

Demonstrating how cropping systems will change by 2030...


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World Record Corn Plant

Check out our attempt to collect the most data on a single plant named "Terra Byte"...

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2017 eFields Report 

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LONDON, Ohio — With so much focus on fertilizer these days, where and when it’s applied, a conference will be held in January to inform people about the many approaches and technological advances that can make it easier.


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In the Press

Farmers face fast paced technology
The Madison Press featuring Scott Shearer
Ohio State’s Precision University focuses on nutrient management
Farm and Dairy featuring Scott Shearer and Kaylee Port
Corn Plant Sets World Record
Standing guard for an entire crop season, a red flag flew patiently above a corn canopy in all weathers, marking the location of a record-breaker. The Ohio State University (OSU) banner stood sentinel over a plant named Terra Byte which represented the most agricultural data gathered in farming history for a single corn plant across an entire growing season.


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