AgGateway Activities

Update from the Portfolio Management Center

By Dan Berne, AgGateway Portfolio Manager

Here are a few updates from the Portfolio Management Center. We welcome member involvement in AgGateway activities!

A Refreshed Look at Dashboards:

We are updating the Portfolio dashboards to provide a richer view into the working groups. In addition to project status, we will be showing a working group's value proposition, key deliverables and up-to-date highlights from each group. We can even provide links to training or other videos from the dashboard.

New Working Group Spinning Up:

We are in the process of chartering a new working group that will fund and manage the development of an ADAPT plugin that will enable the traceability of seed product from retailers through field application. The impetus for the working group is a shared need by the Product Catalog and Traceability working groups to track and trace seed products through the value chain. The deliverables include development of an OAGIS ShippedItemInstance plugin, enhancements to the current ISO plugin, and additional ADAPT classes. The ADAPT implementation can also benefit the Channel Integrity Working Group, as well as the Farm Inputs working groups in Europe. Scott Nieman of Land O’ Lakes will serve as the working group chair.

WG00: Agrisemantics:

The group is working to incorporate and support the controlled vocabularies. The work will help ensure a consistent nomenclature while allowing for needed updates. This work will also integrate terms from the Mix Ticket Group, such as nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, sulfur, calcium, magnesium, boron, chlorine, cobalt, copper, iron, manganese, etc.

WG04 Ag Lab Data:

The working group is now incorporating the requirements from AgGateway’s Latin America region. Ronaldo Oliveira from the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa) presented Embrapa’s goal of developing WEB-GIS Services for strategic soil management for research and agronomic extension services. The intent is to have reference plots match the right crop with right soil type. Ronaldo noted alignment with the approach and data models already taken by the team members from North America. The use of controlled vocabularies will ensure that the unique needs of the Latin America region will be met, while maintaining one global standard.