Company Deepens Partnership with NCSU
On September 1, Medius Ag rolled out a soybean edition of its Medius.Re agricultural data management platform. The data–specific to North Carolina–was generated through the North Carolina Official Variety Trials (NCOVT) Program, managed by the North Carolina Extension Service. Earlier this summer, NCOVT wheat data was made available on Medius.Re.
Soybeans are the second-largest crop in the U.S. behind corn. In 2019, soybeans were the largest crop in North Carolina by value and area at $468 million across 1.52 million acres, respectively. Roughly 75 million acres of soybeans were harvested nationwide in 2019 at a value of more than $31 billion, as reported by the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).
Specific to the North Carolina soybean data, 2,655 variety records illustrating the performance of 199 varieties across 53 trials in North Carolina for the 2019 crop year are currently available and can be accessed at https://ncovt.medius.re/soybeans. Additional historical data will also be made available at a later date yet to be determined.
As with all .Re platforms, users will be able to compare emerging varieties as tested by NCOVT with industry standards across locations and years with ease. In this way, growers, extension agents, researchers, and other interested parties will be able to evaluate North Carolina soybean data quickly, accurately, and efficiently. Ultimately this information will lead to improved planting decisions by North Carolina soybean growers.
If you have variety trial data that you’d like to see managed in a more dynamic way so that you too can stop sifting through spreadsheets, send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.