by Bram Van de Poel, University of Leuven
In the GROW project we are developing novel sensors to quantify micro-climate conditions and fertilizer levels for greenhouse cultivation of tomato. These sensors are wireless and allow Internet-of-Things applications for smart farming in horticulture.
Our sensors are able to get a very high spatio-temporal resolution of the greenhouse micro-climate (temperature and relative humidity) as well as real-time rockwool electrical conductivity and ion content measurements.
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by Susanne Oertel, Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Systems and Device Technology IISB
The FutureIOT consortium focuses its research activities on two distinct fields of action „City.digital“ and „Agriculture.digital“. Aim of the Bavarian research network is the joint development of comprehensive IoT solutions for practice-oriented solutions.
Further development and integration of individual technologies in the area of communication, sensor technology, localization, information security, and IoT plattforms, are intended to master the existing challenges in the city as well as on the countryside.
The sub-project Soil Sensor Technology covers the IoT value chain from sensors via sensor networks until cloud-based data analysis.
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by Sergio Ooijens, Lely
As farmers have to meet more and more requirements, technology can offer help to prepare the farm for the next generation. A vision into the future dairy farm using data and robotics, Using technology but starting with the needs and the comfort of the cow and the dairy farmer.
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by Judith Roelofs, Senior lecturer animal husbandry, HAS Hogeschool
Many sensors are on the market to support dairy farmers in their day-to-day management of the cows. These sensors can be sensors in the barn, on the cow or even in the cow.
These sensors measure for example specific behaviour of individual cows and the farmer receives an attention when the behavioural pattern of a cows deviates from normal.
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by Willy Detiger, Owner, Detiger Bos & Boom verzorging
Content that will be discussed
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• Importance of moisture in the soil and the correct humidity percentage
• Importance of the correct timing in watering with regard to gas exchange in the soil
• Preventing hydrophobic infiltration of water
• The importance of soil life and the importance of water for soil life
• And so measuring: but how and then what?
by Grégoire Hummel, CEO, Phenospex B.V.
PlantEye is a sensor designed to assess and monitor crops in any environment. The sensor provides resilient information on growth, biomass on a daily base and can quantify diseases, color and the quality of crops. PlantEye is an ideal tool for crop monitoring and to surveil the production process. Deviations or abnormal developments of crops can be identified on a daily- and objective base. Further this sensor can be used to optimize your crop management and develop light recipes.
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by Vik Vandecaveye, CNH Industrial
IoF2020 is a large scale pilot funded by the European Commission to foster the development and market implementation of internet of things in agriculture and digital farming. Interoperability is a key enabler to make the data exchange and value creation of new technologies flourish.
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by Luca Simone Cocolin, full professor of food microbiology, Department of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences, University of Torino, Italy.
The Innopoultry project aims at improving/resolving important issues inherent with the poultry food chain of the 21th century. More specifically, poultry meat has been identified as one of the main sources of foodborne pathogens for humans. Moreover, due to the improper use of antibiotics in the past, used also as grow promoter, poultry meat is still considered at high risk for the spread and diffusion of antibiotic resistance genes. The strategy used is focused on primary production: considering the feed as important tool to exploit, it is proposed to use alternative approaches in poultry feeding able to control and reduce the impact of food safety concerns.
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by Kristóf Nagy, CEO, Serket B.V., specialised in Computer vision and Artificial Intelligence.
Introducing problems and current trends in pig production and providing a possible solution with Computer vision and Artificial Intelligence!
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Example: SERKET is an innovative and disruptive Animal Recognition Software for Livestock, tailored for the pig industry, which is based on deep learning algorithms able to detect animals in images and monitor their health. SERKET uses anomaly detection to identify animals’ abnormal behavior and support the farmers in the implementation of the most reliable and efficient solutions for livestock management.
says Lenny van Erp, Professor (UAS) Precision Livestock Farming, HAS University of Applied Sciences and moderator of the Smart Farming Conference about new technologies.
About Lenny van Erp
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Lenny van Erp has an MSc in Animal Science and a PhD in Veterinary Science, with farm animal health and behaviour as her field of expertise. She focuses on precision livestock farming, with projects on (sensor)technology and data in farm animals. At HAS University she initiated the Precision Farming Platform and the Minor Smart Farming.