Data-driven potato production

European potato producers are facing a series of challenges such as crop pests, diseases and climate change. Hence, this use case adopts a holistic approach based on research and a unique blend of cutting-edge technologies while offering inexpensive yet valuable advice to farmers. An innovative, market-ready smart farming solution supports irrigation, pest management and fertilisation. Leveraging a network of telemetric IoT stations combined with satellite data and scientific models tailored to the specifi cities of the geographic areas, helps small-scale farmers to tackle those challenges.

Technical solution

Data-driven potato prediction utilises the GAIA sense smart farming solution which provides innovative services, building on state-of-the-art technologies like IoT, Big Data, Earth Observation, Context-based decision support and machine learning. The GAIA sense solution is extended with FIWARE-powered, standards based, data exchange mechanisms in support of cross-system interoperability and openness.

The impact

Our objectives

  • Demonstrate how the use of IoT-driven smart farming solutions can help reduce the environmental footprint of agriculture;
  • Facilitating farmers’ compliance with a wide range of European environmental legislation, including water and soil protection;
  • Improvement of nitrogen use efficiency (+15%);
  • Reduction of pesticides use (-15%);
  • Reduction of water consumption (-25%).

Other impact

  • Demonstrate how the use of IoT driven smart farming solutionscan help reduce the environmental footprint of agriculture;
  • Facilitating farmers’ compliance with a wide range of European environmental legislation, including water and soil protection;
  • Improvement of nitrogen use efficiency (+15%);
  • Reduction of pesticides use (-15%);
  • Reduction of water consumption (-25%).
  • Demonstrating the potential benefits derived from the use of IoT-driven solutions;
  • Achieve sustainable economic growth and foster innovation;
  • Reduction of inputs costs (-18,6%);
  • Farmers benefi ted from the provided advice >500;
  • Smart farming advice available up to 1500ha;
  • Building on extensive business network in >50 countries.

 

IoF2020 has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 731884

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Financing

ProjectleiderGeorge Beers
OpdrachtgeverEU
Looptijdjanuari 2017 - december 2019
Betrokken teamsTeam Projecten en Innovaties
Externe linkhttps://www.iof2020.eu/trials/arable/data-driven-potato-farming