Yaodong Hu, Ph.D., FBN Data Scientist
Yaodong Hu is a data scientist at FBN. His daily work involves analyzing real-world farm data that can help farmers optimize their yields and profits by making more informed, data-driven crop management decisions. Yaodong was previously a research assistant in quantitative genetics and statistics at the University of Wisconsin, where he also received his doctoral degree. Yaodong earned his bachelor's degree and master's degree in animal science from the China Agricultural University in Beijing, China.
Mar 26, 2019
The relative maturity (RM) of a variety is supposed to give farmers a relative indication of how long that variety takes to get to harvest maturity. But the problem with relative maturity is that there is no standardized system by which seed companies assign relative maturities to their varieties.