Gnss Opportunities In Precision Agriculture

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results of FieldFact project (EU FP6) concerning relevant EGNOS precision based applications for European agriculture. Three applications show how EGNOS and precision agriculture are critical instruments in transforming agriculture into a sustainable sector.

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Gnss Opportunities In Precision Agriculture

  1. 1. ASK MORE, GETget smart! Ask more, SMART High Precision Applications in Agriculture Tamme van der Wal aerovision.nl Presented at Galileo Application Days Brussels, 5 March 2010
  2. 2. ASK MORE, GETget smart! Ask more, SMART AeroVision profile • Private, independent company located in Zwolle and Naarden, The Netherlands; • We motivate our clients to base their (spatial) information needs on their own processes; • We provide users with adequate advice on how to benefit optimally from structured spatial information; • Aerovision helps you to make smarter decisions by asking yourself what is really needed to improve. • Tamme van der Wal coordinated the FieldFact project (2004-2009). Zwolle Naarden
  3. 3. ASK MORE, GETget smart! Ask more, SMART The Farm as central entity (see next slide) • The Farm (farmer) is positioned at a cross section of his value chain with a governance chain; • ICT is crucial enabler to deal with on-farm information management for optimising activities; • Similar information is requested by the value chain and the governance chain; • ICT (and precision agriculture) helps farmers to overcome administrative burdens.
  4. 4. ASK MORE, GETget smart! Ask more, SMART GOVERN- Agricultural user community MENT information flows CAP Water-, nitrate-, habitat directives SERVICES TRADE & SUPPLIER FARM RETAIL CONSUMER TRANSPORT General food law Farmer practices HACCP; EurepGAP Location of produce FIELD Spatial context
  5. 5. ASK MORE, GETget smart! Ask more, SMART Agricultural Sector • EU27: 15 million farmers on 160 million ha; • 7 million farmers applying for EU community aid; – 70% < 5 ha. – 700 000 > 50 ha – ± 250 000 new tractors /yr
  6. 6. ASK MORE, GETget smart! Ask more, SMART What is precision agriculture? Technology • Machine guidance - implement guidance; • Time- and location specific activities / VRA; • Integration of data, systems, knowledge. Management style • Total Quality Management: Plan-Do-Check-Act; • Make smarter decisions; • Systems thinking. Transition instrument • Stimulate co-innovation involving (all) stakeholders; • Strengthen competitiveness + export opportunity for solution providers; • “Greening” agriculture!
  7. 7. ASK MORE, GETget smart! Ask more, SMART Precision Agriculture ‘monitor’ Remote Sensing VRA Yield prediction (N, H2O, product) Area Measurement Data exchange Soil sampling IT integration Machine guidance Soil mapping Yield monitor GIS-integration Spraying DSS (meteo) Vehicle- Biomass Section control Tracking monitoring Management software robots Different PrecAg applications placed on Gartners Hype Cycle curve. Variable Rate Application (VRA) is promising but must prove itself. Too many uncertainties still.
  8. 8. ASK MORE, GETget smart! Ask more, SMART High Tech agriculture Tractor cabin full of screens, controls, steering aids …
  9. 9. ASK MORE, GETget smart! Ask more, SMART GNSS opportunities in EU agriculture • Increasing Efficiency; – “precision pays”; • Wholefarm information management; – Farm resource planning and performance monitoring; • (im)prove compliance to regulations; – EU support (!) and environmental directives; – Food Law, GlobalGap, HACCP etc.
  10. 10. ASK MORE, GETget smart! Ask more, SMART Focus on EGNOS RTK Commercial EGNOS Unaugmented Global augmentation GNSS CU RA CY 10-2 m. 10-1 m. 100 m. 101 m. AC IS IVE ICT A DD Tracking & machine Spraying, spreading Tracing. Planting, Guidance; Harvesting bulk crops; Weeding, Area measurement; Revisiting, Field mapping. harvesting Rob Lorimer quote.
  11. 11. ASK MORE, GETget smart! Ask more, SMART FieldFact project • Asking farmers about their daily work; • Describing information needs based on daily processes; • Selecting priority applications for EGNOS; • Developing prototypes; • Test and evaluate.
  12. 12. ASK MORE, GETget smart! Ask more, SMART Three applications selected for EGNOS • EU financial support declarations; • Wholefarm information management; • Variable rate application of fertilizer or herbicide.
  13. 13. ASK MORE, GETget smart! Ask more, SMART EU Financial support Cheap, Runs on EU reg: mobile phone 2009R73 2009R1122
  14. 14. ASK MORE, GETget smart! Ask more, SMART Wholefarm information mgt
  15. 15. ASK MORE, GETget smart! Ask more, SMART Management cycle on each spot monitoring evaluation advise application
  16. 16. ASK MORE, GETget smart! Ask more, SMART Farm spatial infrastructure supplier GEO information parcel - Soilmap - Yield map - Monitoring data Advice GIS Application contractor map Farm management system GNSS guided implement Application Parcel information Product information to governmental to customer organisation for subsidies
  17. 17. ASK MORE, GETget smart! Ask more, SMART Tracks with active sprayer directly put in database
  18. 18. ASK MORE, GETget smart! Ask more, SMART Variability within parcels
  19. 19. ASK MORE, GETget smart! Ask more, SMART Geo information soil fertility properties Soil property: Parcel 67a 67a Organic matter 69a Parcel 69a 70a pH Parcel 70a Organic matter
  20. 20. ASK MORE, GETget smart! Ask more, SMART On line sensing en N-application
  21. 21. ASK MORE, GETget smart! Ask more, SMART Variable Spraying Requirements
  22. 22. ASK MORE, GETget smart! Ask more, SMART Variable Spraying Requirements REFERENCE DATA RESTRICTION MAPS -aerial photo -Water ways (buffers) -Parcel boundaries -Protected areas MANAGEMENT DATA SENSING DATA -Crop plan -satellite -Parcel boundaries -Weather -Management goals -Soil samples -Etc.
  23. 23. ASK MORE, GETget smart! Ask more, SMART Variable Spraying Requirements REFERENCE DATA RESTRICTION MAPS -aerial photo -Water ways (buffers) -Parcel boundaries -Protected areas OK OK OK OK MANAGEMENT DATA SENSING DATA -Crop plan -satellite -Parcel boundaries -Weather -Management goals -Soil samples -Etc.
  24. 24. ASK MORE, GETget smart! Ask more, SMART Conclusions • Precision Agriculture is an important instrument in achieving a transition in agriculture. It is necessary to create a sustainable, viable economic sector that maintains rural identity and landscape; • Starting from on-farm processes - GNSS is just one data source: Agriculture needs integrated solutions: GNSS - ICT - process management; • EGNOS is one GNSS solution with specific targeted opportunities. Farmers get addicted to accuracy and want more when they can get it; • Agriculture is a very interesting market to build GNSS High Precision applications for. Spillovers to many other sectors.
  25. 25. ASK MORE, GETget smart! Ask more, SMART Thank you for your attention www.fieldfact.com This presentation was delivered on behalf of the FieldFact consortium. Many thanks to all partners for their collaboration and materials used in this presentation. FieldFact is a project under the EU 6th framework programme governed by GNSS Supervisory Authority.

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