Wed, Aug 4, 2021
2:00pm to 2:10pm
Technology is augmenting the technical expertise of certified crop advisors and extending their capacity to scout more acres of cropland and generate more accurate recommendations for agricultural producers. Researchers at Ohio State are making significant progress toward development of an end-to-end system solution capable of extracting and analyzing intra-canopy images to assess crop stress. This system is derived from commercial off-the-shelf components that serve as building blocks that can easily be transitioned between aerial and ground-based platforms.
Scott Shearer received his Ph.D. in agricultural engineering from Ohio State in 1986. Currently, he serves as Professor and Chair of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Ohio State. Highlights of his research career include development of controls for metering and spatial applying crop inputs, modeling of agricultural field machinery, autonomous field machinery, and strategies for deployment of sUAS in agriculture. He has lead research supported by over $15M in grants; authored more than 200 technical publications; and has made numerous invited presentations at international conferences, professional meetings and farmer forums. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.