By AgGateway Marketing Communications Director Susan Ruland
AgGateway’s Agricultural Lab Data Working Group is tackling unique challenges related to soil testing. A new flyer helps explain those challenges and the solutions that the team is working to create for the industry.
Soil testing data underlies most fertilizer recommendations, but a variety of data formats in the
industry makes it difficult for labs to scale, and to interoperate with farm management information systems. Bridging this gap will require a common soil test data format across regions and platforms that removes uncertainty about units of measure and methods used.
To find a solution, AgGateway’s Agricultural Lab Data Working Group is helping the laboratory community implement a universal standard, compatible with the proven ADAPT framework and existing regional standards, with the intent of creating efficiencies for the labs, and making it easier to use the data in farm management information systems. The group’s first step will involve integrating with the MODUS format that many labs have invested in.
Read more about this exciting project here. Want to join this Working Group? Contact Member Services at Member.Services@AgGateway.org. This flyer and other interesting materials on AgGateway activities can be found in the Communications Kit, in the News section of www.AgGateway.org.
2020 May Newsletter Home
Lab Test Efficiency Flyer Describes AgGateway Work on Universal Soil Test Standard
Mid-Year Meeting AgGateway's Mid-Year Meeting Goes Virtual
Europe News from the Europe Regional Group
Latin America News from the Latin American Regional Group
Working Groups New Process for Affirmatively Joining a Working Group
AGIIS Update Have an Idea to Enhance AGIIS? Time to Let Us Know!