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US (LA): AgDNA finalist in nitrogen reduction challenge

AgDNA’s farm management software is among five solutions selected for the Tulane University Nitrogen Reduction Grand Challenge. The aim is to find sustainable and renewable solutions that reduce the use of nitrogen on farmland.

Reaching into the private ag sector, the ultimate goal of the challenge is to find a solution to low-oxygen induced hypoxia, a condition that is credited with causing vast ecological dead-zones in the Gulf of Mexico and other water bodies around the world.



Paul Turner, AgDNA’s Founder and CEO believes that the Tulane University initiative will help encourage further development of sustainable precision agriculture techniques from the private sector.

“AgDNA uses geospatial data from modern farm machinery connected to the internet and combines it with fertilizer computer modeling to provide farmers with precise nitrogen recommendations throughout the growing season”, he said.

“By integrating the latest technologies such as big-data, cloud computing and the internet-of-things, we’ve been able to automate nitrogen management recommendations and simplify precision farming practices for growers".

AgDNA were among 77 original entries from around the world.

Speaking on the importance of the initiative, Tulane Challenge Director Leah Berger Jenson is adamant that the 15 member committee have made the right choice in selecting their top 5.

“Our advisory committee, from around the country, had a tough task to narrow the applicants down to the top five”, she said.

Beginning in March 2017 AgDNA will be testing their nitrogen management system on farmland in Tensas Parish, located in the northeastern corner of Louisiana. For Paul Turner and AgDNA this is familiar territory.

“AgDNA has been used in the field with great effectiveness for many years now” Turner said. “Our software platform is intuitive, automated and more cost effective than other subscription based alternatives on the market. We’re looking forward to the competition and seeing how AgDNA performs alongside the other clever companies striving to develop sustainable farming solutions and greater efficiencies for growers”.

The Tulane Nitrogen Reduction Challenge is funded by Phyllis Taylor, president of the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation and a member of the Tulane board of directors. The competition will run throughout the 2017 growing season with the winning team announced in December.

For more information:
www.agdna.com

Publication date: 12/15/2016

 


 

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