Climate change and the Green Deal requirements will be a catalyst to work more with natural fibre crops in agriculture, like hemp. In this project the challenge is help the farmers dealing with hemp to optimise their yield.
The aim of the pilot is to help the huge potential of flax to be fully used, by helping the farmers in determining the best time window to harvest a specific field of hemp. The pilot project will develop specifically a very easy to use application which will be used by flax farmers to determine the optimal time to harvest on their fields. The tool should combine several external sources to determine this timings. The project will focus on the use of this tool on flax fields, because some specific knowledge of the flax farmers will be integrated in the application. With the use of this tool, the project aims to achieve the best possible yield for the farmer and the best possible product for further processing.
The project will use different external data sources and expert knowledge to develop an application which can show the best harvesting time for all the fields the farmers have in their possession during a certain season.
The pilot will result in increased profits for the farmers and ensure better quality products.
Open Call #2
FOCUS: Employing DEMETER methodologies and technologies, addressing clear farmer needs, with particular focus on EU geographic regions not currently represented within DEMETER pilots
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Successful Open call #2 pilot projects:
5 pilots were selected to join the DEMETER project.
Tools for water-saving and field management of Cypriot vineyards
CYPRUSAVES aims to address current and future water shortage and agricultural environment protection through sustainable manage of soil, nutrients, and pesticide use.
Determine optimal harvest time window for hemp fields
The aim of the pilot is to help the huge potential of flax to be fully used, by helping the farmers in determining the best time window to harvest a specific field of hemp.
Green energy management for green farms
Controlling the electricity use and cost for water pumps and cold warehouses is a crucial task for vegetable farmers in Eastern Austria. Electricity costs often make up a large portion of operating costs
for vegetable farmers.
Pesticide Environmental Fate Analysis
The challenge of PENFA project is to support decision making on pesticide use among agricultural producers, through the identification of the plants’ response to environmental stress conditions that affect pesticide breakdown
Herbicide Efficacy Analytic System for Sustainable Weed Control
HEMS aim to empower farmers by providing them with insights for a more sustainable and responsible use of herbicides. HEMS proposes a low-cost, and easy-to-adopt internet of things (IoT) system