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    The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is the United States Department of Agriculture's chief scientific research agency and one of the world's premiere scientific organizations. ARS Postdoctoral Research Associates are hired to supplement a lead scientist's research on agricultural problems of high national priority affecting American agriculture.

    This position is located on USDA/ARS Dale Bumpers Small Farms Research Center, Booneville, AR


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    • utilizing on-farm GPS enabled tractor guidance (TG) to develop optimization for minimizing field passes and other practices to increase overall efficiency/productivity on small to mid-sized farming operations.
    • Developing a post-processing approach using AI/machine learning for quantifying overlaps and gap reductions (2-Dimensional model) when using TG during all field operations (such as fertilizing, spraying herbicide, and planting).
    • Quantify how topography and field characteristics effect efficiency gains for economic and environmental analyses.
    • Utilizing geometric algorithms to optimize tractor path within a field using field shape and topography to optimize tractor paths for maximum efficiency.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0471 Agronomy

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