PILOT CLUSTER ONE ARABLE CROPS
PILOT CLUSTER ONE SUmmary
Water and Energy Management.
The cluster will focus on an efficient, integrated management of water and energy, from sources to end users to optimise both the quality and quantity of the resources in irrigation systems applied to irrigated and arable crops. The pilots will involve different technologies as IoT Sensors networks or satellite imagery and advanced farming platforms.
TRAGSA (ES), ELGO (EL), ICSS (EL), SIMAVI (RO), UPM (ES), ODINS (ES), UMU (ES), INESCTEC (PT), APPR (RO).
Pilot projects run under pilot cluster one:
Pilot 1.1 & 1.2 - Water and Energy Savings in Irrigated Crops
Water and Energy Savings in Irrigated Crops
With the impact of climate change being felt by farmers across the EU, the need for irrigation has become an increasing issue. Water saving and energy saving are also key challenges for farmers.
Pilot 1.3 - Smart Irrigation Service in Rice & Maize Cultivation
Smart Irrigation Service in Rice & Maize Cultivation
Rice is a high-input cultivation, especially in terms of irrigated water needs. Rice farmers frequently crop-rotate with maize, which also has substantial needs for irrigated water during the cultivation season.
Pilot 1.4 - IoT Corn Management & Decision Support Platform
IoT Corn Management & Decision Support Platform
Inefficient fertiliser practices and the demand for irrigation water contribute to environmental impacts, such as rising greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and poor water quality.