Clemson researchers have developed a more precise, accurate, and objective tool called the Nix Pro to successfully measure soil color in a variety of color codes, with smartphone applications.
Inventor: Christopher Post, Mark Schlautman, Elena Mikhailova
This approach to creating crop yield maps results in better management and increased production efficiency on farms. Yield monitoring technologies have been commercially available for corn and grain crops for at least twenty years and have since become stock equipment for most corn, grain, and cotton harvesters.
Inventor: Kendall Kirk, Guy Ramsey
This fine needle biopsy method is used to evaluate mammary tissue collected repetitively over time from the same animal during development, allowing researchers to predict productivity, the animal’s quality, health, and chance of disease. The U.S. meat and livestock market is a growing market, forecast to have a value of $203.5 billion by 2019.
Inventor: Heather Dunn, Kathryn A Elliott, Thomas Scott, Matthew Burns
This invention uses an electro-mechanical controller that allows the user to adjust the pump stroke on-the-go for site-specific applications. Currently, there are over two million crankshaft-type positive-displacement piston pumps in the USA which are used by row-crop and hay farmers for applying crop inputs.
Inventor: Ali Mirzakhani Nafchi, Ahmad Khalilian, Young Han, Nicholas Rogers