To head off the threat of food shortages for a global population estimated to top 9 billion by 2050, the world’s agricultural output must double. That mandates innovation to improve monitoring of conditions in the field in order to reduce inputs while maximizing yield and nutritional value. It also means processing data from agricultural land, machines and facilities more efficiently to accelerate research.
These are ideal applications for IoT technologies and edge computing, which is why Hewlett Packard Enterprise is partnering with Purdue University, one of the world’s leading agricultural colleges, to create a new vision for farming and agricultural research in the 21st century. The partnership’s efforts attracted a lot of attention at HPE Discover Las Vegas in June. HPE’s Janice Zdankus, VP for Quality, and Purdue University Executive Sponsor, joined Patrick Smoker, Director and Department Head of Agriculture IT at Purdue, to talk about massive innovation to drive a smarter, more connected, more sustainable agriculture.
Watch the video to learn:
- How edge computing powered by HPE Edgeline and connectivity tech from Aruba, an HPE company, capture terabytes of data from every inch of Purdue’s 1400-plus acre field research station
- How intelligent edge technologies accelerate time-to-discovery for research teams
- How the partners’ innovations will support economic development in Purdue’s home state of Indiana and around the world.
Patrick expanded on these comments in an interview with tech blogger Jake Ludington. How will IoT technologies – including wearables – improve the health and living conditions of livestock? How does the university’s research translate into entrepreneurial opportunities? Watch the video to find out.
Janice also talked with Jake in the interview below. Learn how the partnership with Purdue fits into the broader framework of HPE’s philanthropic efforts, and what comes next for the partners’ digital agriculture initiative.
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