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Helping potato farmers make better informed decisions

The goal of the pilot “open platform for improved crop monitoring on potato farms” is to assist farmers in making sense of the data they collect, specifically data from harvesting machine. AVR Connect, the IoT cloud platform that collects data from AVR machinery (potato planters, trailed harvesters, and self-propelled harvesters), has been linked with WatchITgrow,...
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Postdoctoral researcher, Stacey Hendriks, tells us about her research in DEMETER

In our latest blog we chat to Stacey Hendriks, a postdoctoral researcher with Teagasc and involved in the DEMETER pilot ‘Proactive Milk Quality Control’. Stacey tells us about her background and the work she is undertaking in DEMETER. Can you tell us a bit about yourself and your research background? I am a postdoctoral researcher...
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DEMETER representatives meet Irish Minister of State

On Monday 11th July, DEMETER representatives met with Martin Heydon, TD, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine in Ireland, with responsibility for Research & Development, Farm Safety and New Market Development. Minister Heydon was attending an event at Walton Institute, Waterford to launch the AgriDISCRETE Digitalisation Roadmap. The roadmap...
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Paper published in Cloud Computing and Data Science

A new paper written by researchers participating in DEMETER has been published in Cloud Computing and Data Science. The paper titled  ‘Map Whiteboard Cloud Solution for Collaborative Editing of Geographic Information’ addresses how Map Whiteboard technology allows for multiple parties to collaboratively develop maps and map data. The work received support from several EU projects...
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Interview with DEMETER farmer

Potato farmer Jacob van den Borne participates in the pilot on “Open Platform for Improved Crop Monitoring in Potato Farms”. He is a pioneer in precision farming. Jacob collects a lot of data from his fields and uses the data to optimize field activities. He uses various platforms to visualize and analyze the data, including...
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New Publication: Quality of Information within Internet of Things Data

Researchers Tomás Alcañiz, Aurora González-Vidal, Alfonso P. Ramallo and Antonio F. Skarmeta of University of Murcia have published a Chapter called ‘Quality of Information within Internet of Things Data’ in ‘Data Integrity and Quality’, edited by Santhosh Kumar Balan.  The work is partly sponsored by DEMETER. A full copy of the chapter is available here...
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Farmer Perspectives on Data 2021 – Report

Trust in Food, Farm Journal and The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) have produced a report ‘Farmer Perspectives on Data 2021’ which details actionable insights to empower businesses and farmers to scale farm-level production data activities. The lack of a robust, integrated data ecosystem that starts on the farm presents a major challenge for efforts to increase...
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DEMETER Pilot Update – Martin Klopfer, WP5 Leader

Everything in DEMETER revolves around our 20 Pilots and the real-world use cases and requirements they bring to the table. The objective is to ensure that whatever we develop in DEMETER can be of use to other stakeholders in the smart agricultural domain, but first and foremost to the farmers. The topics, scope and size...
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Benchmarking at Farm Level Decision Support System- Pilot Project

In this blog post, we learn more about Pilot 2.4 ‘Benchmarking at Farm Level Decision Support System’. Pilot Overview This pilot aims at developing services to support the benchmarking on the productivity and sustainability performance of the farms, leveraging and extending existing decision support system for farmers (DSS). This will involve monitoring different conditions and...
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Interview Series: Dr. Ing. Jaroslav SMEJKAL from LESPROJEKT

In this edition of our interview series, we talk with Dr. Ing. Jaroslav SMEJKAL from LESPROJEKT  who is leading the pilot project 2.3 focusing on Data Brokerage Service and Decision Support System for Farm Management.   Can you tell us a bit about yourself, your organization, and your involvement in the DEMETER project?   My name...