Subproject 3b: Optimizing variable rate application sprayers with real-time sensor data and external services
The possibilities of using real-time data of soil, crop and climate in more precision application of pesticides and fertilizers is explored. The aim is to improve the usability and effectiveness of sprayers by automated adaptation of the settings to local conditions. Access to real-time weather, crop, soil and pesticide or fertilizer information from sensors and / or external services is needed. This requires decision support systems (DSS) to translate real-time data into location-specific optimized control of spraying. The ultimate goal is the development and validation of a variable rate application prototype.
• Kverneland Group Nieuw-Vennep B.V.
• Agrometius B.V.
• Wageningen University and Research