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Data modernizing Agronomy - Chris Harbourt, PhD

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Data modernizing Agronomy - Chris Harbourt, PhD

  1. 1. Data Modernizing Agronomy Chris Harbourt, Ph.D.
  2. 2. The Story of a Model T or a UFO??
  3. 3. Can Data Modernize Agronomy? • 1920-1970 - Basic Ag Research • 1970-1990 – “Computerize” the Research • 1990-2000 – Add a “GIS” spatial part • 2000-2010 – merge codebase with GIS • 2010-present – Rebrand statistics – Big Data – Talk about meta analysis – Jam research into big data
  4. 4. Agrible: Holistic Ensemble Approach • It’s not Grandpa vs. Big Data • It’s not Big Data • It’s not Grandpa • It’s just science! – Qualitative – Quantitative – Theory – Observation
  5. 5. Principles of Science can Revolutionize

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