The stations will collect weather- and plant-related data that will be analyzed to help inform the agronomy team at corporate partner Chippewa Valley Bean so it can better advise its growers. The company, based in Dunn County, is the world’s largest producer of dark red kidney beans.
“We will build the weather stations and develop the software to manage them. They will read data from the field that we will use to test best practices, make predictions, and refine the mathematical model we developed using the last round of funding,” Wojciechowski said.
Last year, three students worked on Crop Per Drop and presented their research at two events.
The new project will include professors Saleh Alnaeli, Ahmed El-Magrous and Tyler Skorczewski, like Wojciechowski from the mathematics, statistics and computer science department.
“The current funding brings together a team of computer scientists and applied mathematicians. It truly reflects the interdisciplinary nature of the applied mathematics and computer science program at UW Stout,” Wojciechowski added.
About the Freshwater Collaborative
The Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin is a partnership of Wisconsin’s 13 public universities, connecting with industry partners, local communities, policymakers and advocacy groups. Its mission is to establish Wisconsin as a world leader in freshwater science, technology, entrepreneurship and economic growth.
It is training the next generation of scientists to solve global water resource problems through academic programs, collaborative research and career development across the UW System. Learn more at freshwater.wisconsin.edu.