Agriculture producers are faced with substantial challenges daily, and sifting through information and recommendations can be challenging. FACT: Big Data Analytics to Harmonize Disease and Pest Management with Agricultural Logistics was funded by USDA’s National Institute for Food and Agriculture Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Food and Agriculture Cyberinformatics and Tools grant program in 2020.
The landscape of agriculture is constantly changing and evolving. Today’s farmers and ranchers have endless access to information and tools, but many of these tools have not taken into consideration producer-operability and a comprehensive understanding of data analytics. The goal of this project is to enhance simultaneous management of multiple agricultural problems through the use of data analytics.
This project will benefit cotton producers by:
- Serving as a model for the creation and implementation for other decision support tools in the cotton industry,
- Providing researchers and others involved with producer education a better understanding of producers’ communication needs and how producers make decisions in their operations, and
- Improving relationships between research institutions and cotton producers through improved communication tactics
The Texas A&M University Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology is leading the project.
This project was supported by AFRI Competitive Grant no. 2019-07543 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.