Public-Private Collaboration Puts Critical Data in Hands of Growers
Medius is excited to announce that it has collaborated with the Maryland Grain Producers (MGP), the Maryland Soybean Board, and the University of Maryland’s variety testing program to provide the latest Maryland variety trial data on Medius.Re. The data can be accessed at https://maryland.medius.re/. The collaboration draws together organizations representing grower groups, commodity boards, universities, and the private sector to deliver critical data in a more useful format. As a result, Maryland producers of corn, wheat, barley, and soybeans are now able to confidently and efficiently evaluate variety trial data across time and space using dynamic criteria that best reflect the unique needs of their individual operations.
In total, 5,630 variety records dating back to 2019 are now available on the platform. Of that total, corn accounts for 3,802 records, soybeans for 1,079, wheat for 690, and barley for 59. New data for 2022 will be available as it is collected and published by Maryland trial managers. The data represents crops valued at a combined total of approximately $841 million in 2021, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. A more detailed profile of the state can be found in a previous post.
Maryland producers who attend the state’s Commodity Classic on Thursday, July 28, will be able to see a live demonstration of Medius conducted by Medius founder and president, Brad Halladay. For more information and to register for the event, go to MGP’s Commodity Classic event page. Additionally, users of the platform are encouraged to explore the online resources available to them, including an Overview of the Medius.Re platform for Maryland producers as well as a more in-depth tutorial on the system’s Analytics features.
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