Smart technology for soybean production

Smart technology for soybean production

Organisatie-onderdeel

WR-cap AF

Projectcode

LWV20242

MMIP

Landbouw, Water, Voedsel>Sleuteltechnologieën LWV>Smart Technologies in Agri-Horti-Water-Food

Startdatum

01/01/21

Einddatum

31/12/26

Samenvatting

In this project, Brazilian and Dutch public and private partners work together on the development and implementation of technologies and know how to develop smart soybean production. Amongst the Brazilian partners, there is knowledge and farming technology for soybean production. The Dutch side and other international partners add knowledge and technology on specific sensors, IoT, decision support, new varieties, biological control agents, connectivity and actuation (robotics) for smart application of crop protection products and fertilizers in soybean. Together they will work on four innovations in the coming four years:
The project will deliver results on four main smart farming topics:

1. Innovative weed control in soybean using chlorophyll sensing technology in combination with decision support and accurate application technology to allow for precise, site specific and variable rate herbicide treatment of weeds with low environmental impact;
2. Innovative disease control in soybean using field specific data in combination with decision support and accurate application technology to allow for sustainable disease management, including resistance management;
3. Innovative pest and disease control by combining different control methods such as natural products, resistant varieties and indirect methods.;
4. Innovative algorithms to re-use past and in-season data produced by sensors and machinery of the project partners.

Doel van het project

The project is linked to two missions (MMIPs) in the Knowledge and Innovation Agenda Agri-Water-Food (KIA, https://kia-landbouwwatervoedsel.nl/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/calltekst-LWV-2020.pdf) of the Dutch government. It is directly linked to the generic mission ‘Internalization’ (MMIP/priority 47) of the KIA, which asks e.g. for international R&D cooperation that stimulate sustainable, climate-smart and circular agriculture. The project is also linked to a KIA’s specific mission ‘Key technologies’ (MMIP ST1/priority 42: Smart technologies in Agri-Horti-Water-Food), which asks for innovations that apply e.g. sensing, decision support, IoT, robotics and digital twins in agriculture. MMIP means Multi-year Mission-driven Innovation Program.

Relatie met missie (Motivatie)

The technologies being developed and integrated in the project are key technologies within MMIP ST1.

Geplande acties

The project will deliver results on four main smart farming topics in 2021 - 2024:
1. Innovative weed control in soybean using chlorophyll sensing technology in combination with decision support and accurate application technology to allow for precise, site specific and variable rate herbicide treatment of weeds with low environmental impact;
2. Innovative disease control in soybean using field specific data in combination with decision support and accurate application technology to allow for sustainable disease management, including resistance management;
3. Innovative pest and disease control by combining different control methods such as natural products, resistant varieties and indirect methods;
4. Innovative algorithms to re-use past and in-season data produced by sensors and machinery of the project partners.

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