Solutions Innovations for agriculture
According to the projections, within the next 15 years the world population will increase up to 8.5 billion people and will hit 9.7 billion in the year 2050. Until then, the supply of agricultural production should increase by 70% and on the understanding that agriculture is to service energy needs e.g. by biofuel production, this supply should double at least.
To address this challenge, we work on commercial contracts as well as participate in European scientific and industrial consortia that develop innovative technologies to support modern agriculture. We focus on the solutions in the areas of precision farming, field and crop mapping, and telematics for agricultural machinery.
Precision farming solutions include seeding, fertilization, and irrigation based on variable rate technology that takes into account information on soil parameters and historical data on the size of the harvest. By selective dosing of fertilizers, the crops can have even higher quality while at the same time the negative impact of agrochemicals on the environment is reduced. To that end tractors and other farming machinery are equipped with modules of satellite positioning and navigation.
Maps of arable land and geographic information tools for farmers enable field planning and management as well as support analysis of the field parameters. Data on cultivation, harvesting, and soil parameters are collected in-situ (by sensors installed in vehicles), on aerial level (e.g. by drones) or through satellites.
Telematics platform for agricultural machinery supports the tracking of the position of vehicles in the field and processes the information about the performance of farm machinery. The platform enables the integration of sensors that measure certain characteristics of fields and crops.
We develop GIS tools to create maps of fields parameters based on data obtained from the aerial machines, including UAVs.
Using data from Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 satellites of Copernicus programme (ESA), we are working on a solution to estimate the amount of biomass available for grazing.
We develop applications for mobile devices to streamline the collection and processing of ground data and offering easy access to the maps of arable land and pastures.
We create navigation and satellite positioning modules that support tractor and machinery operators.
We develop geographic information systems to improve planning and yield analysis.
We implement systems to support variable rate technology for seeding, fertilization, and irrigation, depending on the data from maps of soil, crops and yield.
We create models that enable prediction of milk production based on historical data. Forecasts are used to support logistics departments in dairy processing plants.