The real value of drones is not in drones – Presented by Bert Rijk, Aurea Imaging

bert rijk

The real value of drones is not in drones – Presented by Bert Rijk, Aurea Imaging  at the Smart Farming Conference, which takes place on Jun 29, 2017, at Villa Flora, Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo, The Netherlands.

Drones have the potential to change the way we look at agriculture forever. The birds eye view, combined with infrared sensors allows us to see the invisible. Value of using such technology however does not lie in the technology, but in the analysis which it enables. Combining agronomy, remote sensing and data science with integrated sensing will enable the future of farming.

About Bert Rijk
Growing up on a farm, Bert learned to harvest the result of hard work. During his study in Wageningen, he learned to combine agriculture with technology on the balance of practice and science. Currently developing a worldwide drone service network for agriculture and building advanced analytics.

About Aurea Imaging
Aurea has been actively involved in the drone sector since 2008. A deep understanding of agriculture allows Aurea to be effective in this booming sector. Currently developing a network of service providers in Europe and Latin America to enable global, standardized data acquisition for our corporate clients. Continue reading “The real value of drones is not in drones – Presented by Bert Rijk, Aurea Imaging”

Autonomous vehicles in agriculture – where are we? – Presented by Allard Martinet, Precision Makers

Allard Martinet

Autonomous vehicles in agriculture – where are we? – Presented by Allard Martinet, Precision Makers BV at the Smart Farming Conference, which takes place on Jun 29, 2017, at Villa Flora, Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo, The Netherlands.

in this presentation we will give an overview of current and future solutions, challenges, easy-wins and what will come. The technology is available, how to adopt it? Agricultural applications will be faster to implement than automotive, but how can we benefit from each other?

About Allard Martinet
After graduating Agricultural Engineering in Wageningen, Allard Martinet has worked in various positions in Dutch companies related to high tech farming, GPS, robotics and sprayers. He is currently responsible for sales and new business at Precision Makers BV

About Precision Makers BV
Precision Makers BV is probably one of the few companies focusing on automating the green sector and has a track record of already 10 years providing high tech automated/driverless vehicles to golf courses, sports fields, agriculture and orchards. These solutions are running worldwide. Continue reading “Autonomous vehicles in agriculture – where are we? – Presented by Allard Martinet, Precision Makers”

Transparant Watermanagement in Polders and Fields – Presented by Martin van Rijn, SenZ2

Martin van Rijn

Transparant Watermanagement in Polders and Fields – Presented by Martin van Rijn, SenZ2 BV at the Smart Farming Conference, which takes place on Jun 29, 2017, at Villa Flora, Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo, The Netherlands.

Water plays an important role in agriculture, especially waterlevels of groundwater and surface water. Besides, the fields around urban areas fulfil also a role as buffers for temporary water storage of urban excess water. This off course can lead to conflicting interests.

In the project “Transparant Polder” SenZ2 introduced the cost-efficient LEVELRADAR to enable farmers to monitor waterlevels of ground water and surface water easy, accurately and in real-time. The data can also be shared instantly with local water authorities to create a shared awareness. This forms the basis of a good dialogue to balance the different interests. Continue reading “Transparant Watermanagement in Polders and Fields – Presented by Martin van Rijn, SenZ2”

Utilizing smart, internet connected closed loop ecosystems to overcome challenges in feeding the world’s population – Presented by Karthik Ranjan, ARM

Karthik Ranjan

Utilizing smart, internet connected closed loop ecosystems to overcome challenges in feeding the world’s population – Presented by Karthik Ranjan, ARM at the Smart Farming Conference, which takes place on Jun 29, 2017, at Villa Flora, Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo, The Netherlands.

UN projections estimate the world climb to well over 9 billion by 2050, combined with increasing water scarcity and reduced arable land, this presents us with many challenges to grow enough food to feed these people. Fortunately internet connectivity combined with innovations in technology and biochemistry  are on the horizon promising to deliver innovative sensing solutions to optimize use of resources and enable precision farming to become a reality.   This talk will explore the end to end ecosystem of precision farming looking at soil sensing to plant image sensing and how connectivity will drive increased yield in the future. Continue reading “Utilizing smart, internet connected closed loop ecosystems to overcome challenges in feeding the world’s population – Presented by Karthik Ranjan, ARM”

AgriFood – Frontrunner in Internet of Things – Presented by George Beers, Wageningen University & Research

George Beers

AgriFood – Frontrunner in Internet of Things – Presented by Dr. George Beers, Wageningen University & Research at the Smart Farming Conference, which takes place on Jun 29, 2017, at Villa Flora, Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo, The Netherlands.

The Internet of Food & Farm 2020 (IoF2020) project investigates and fosters a large-scale implementation of Internet of Things (IoT) in the European farming and food sector. With a 30 million budget co-funded by the European Union, the project has the potential to bring a paradigm shift in this domain, by drastically improving productivity and sustainability. It will demonstrate the added value of smart webs of connected objects, that are context-sensitive and can be identified, sensed and controlled remotely in the agri-food sector. The project has started on January 1st 2017 and will run for four years. Continue reading “AgriFood – Frontrunner in Internet of Things – Presented by George Beers, Wageningen University & Research”

Introducing IoT in agriculture: Italian experience – Presented by Giuliano Vitali, University of Bologna/ Fa.Mo.S.A

Giuliano Vitali

Introducing IoT in agriculture: Italian experience – Presented by Giuliano Vitali, UniBo / Fa.Mo.S.A. at the Smart Farming Conference, which takes place on Jun 29, 2017, at Villa Flora, Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo, The Netherlands.

Introducing IoT in agriculture is a participatory process, where innovation partners should work together producer/farmer associations. Each plant/crop/variety has different problems and priority should be given to plan observation schemes, to chose or design fitting sensors and recording devices. Years 2015 and 2016 proved that technology is ready and reliable for the majority of applications as much as network coverage (G4, SigFox) and data access platform. Case studies deal with typical problems of fruit production as irrigation alert and monitoring of ripening status. Continue reading “Introducing IoT in agriculture: Italian experience – Presented by Giuliano Vitali, University of Bologna/ Fa.Mo.S.A”