Portfolio Update

Resources Releases, New Working Groups to Mark Busy October

By Ben Craker, Portfolio Manager

October is going to be a banner month for the Portfolio Management Center, with a wide range of new activities kicking off soon.

For anyone that was able to attend or review the agenda from the 14 September Standards and Guidelines Committee meeting, it was obvious that we had some very active working groups that brought digital resources to the table for consideration.

WG22 Booking and Prepay Messaging may well hold the record for fastest working group to deliver a digital resource. In advance of setting meetings, stakeholders committed to engaging over two longer sessions. The group delivered and had its revised Inventory Actual Usage message gain approval at the meeting. WG16 Crop Protection Product Guidelines and WG18 Crop Nutrition Third Party Warehouse Management also had their digital resources approved. So look for some updated standards documentation and materials to be posted for implementation in the next few weeks.

Other working groups are continuing to make progress as well. WG04 and WG11, working on the Modus lab data standard, agreed to split efforts into two work streams with one focused on the lab test side continuing to refine and clarify the v2.0 soil method list. A separate series of calls will be set up to work on the next version of the schema, focused on participation of the more technical software volunteers. The goal is to have a v2.0 package of the soil method list and v2.0 schema ready for review in Nashville during the Annual Conference.

The WG12 PAIL team is in the final phase of the ISO process, making the final last edits and responding to committee comments on the draft international irrigation, observations, and measurements standard prior to an important ISO deadline at the end of the month.

WG19 has just about worked out the plan for serialization of the new ADAPT Standard project. The group is now and finalizing some documentation and guidelines that will be ready alongside the release of the v1.0 of the ADAPT standard model.

Also, some efforts we have been in discussion for a while are ready to kick off. A call for participation will be coming out shortly for the new Animal Ag-focused effort looking into data interoperability related to feed and ration data exchange for dairy operations. Similarly, the Weather Data API group will be kicking off, as well as the Field Boundary: GNSS Accuracy group.

Most of these new working groups will be meeting face to face in Nashville, so it will be another busy conference with multiple working groups both wrapping things up and presenting their work as well as new working groups getting organized and kicking things off. If you haven’t registered, please do so soon and get your travel arrangements made – you won’t want to miss out on everything happening.

Oh, and if you are interested in joining a working group but want to check when they normally meet, the AgGateway calendar gives anyone a view into when different meetings are happening.

As usual, if you have any questions on the activities of any of these working groups or want to get engaged feel free to contact me (ben.craker@aggteway.org), or sign up for a working group here.