AGQ Labs began officially uploading agricultural data to the Open Modus Standard project
This month, AGQ Labs USA began officially uploading agricultural data to the Open Modus Standard (OMS) project. Automatic data uploads can now be activated upon customer written request for the most commonly performed Soil analyses.
The OMS project has been an industry-led effort to harmonize reporting formats for all stakeholders involved in testing, from growers who use analytical reports to make decisions out in the field to the laboratories who provide the testing. The reporting format has been updated to cohesively display data in a transparent way.
The OMS for soil ag data focuses on terminology standardization and complex data management. More specifically it captures and tracks sample meta data, XSD / XML data transfer standardization, and ultimately creates one true standard data format. The greatest achievement is that it can be used across Farm Management Information Systems (FMIS) in support of precision agriculture.
AGQ Lab’s extensive database of global agricultural results, which serves as a basis for our Crop Nutritional MonitoringTM consulting services by taking advantage of noveldata analytics, will not be included in the OMS project. However, clients who wish their data reported through this format can now benefit from automatic data uploads through the back-end of AGQ Lab’s BeSafer Online Platform.
“Agronomists and growers are embracing the opportunity to capture more precise, micro-level data to optimize soil, nutrient and nematode management because the result is often increased yields and cost savings…” Chad Matthies of Agrian.
Beyond industry collaborators, OMS project participants include Kansas State University and Brigham Young University.