Dr. Marcela DOUBKOVÁ (Pessl Instruments GmbH) Management Zone maps are the first prerequisite for practicing precision farming and are defined as regions within the farmer’s field with similar yield potential. Treating regions with different yield potential differently during operations such as seeding, application of nutrition and protection or during irrigation was demonstrated to save resources, […]

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In the previous blog post, there was a short description of an Agroclimatic factor of interest: Frost-free period, frost dates. In this very post, we focus on the calculation itself, which is run by Jupyter notebook on the EUXDAT e-infrastructure. The minimum daily temperatures are a necessary variable for determining frost dates. The daily minimum […]

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The EUXDAT platform was initially designed as an e-Infrastructure supporting decisions in agriculture, with the main focus on the private sector. During the project execution we recognised that there is a large potential also for public services and that EUXDAT as a large scale infrastructure has also a potential to help to solve a number […]

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One of the essential applications of remote sensing technologies in the agricultural sector is on plant protection. The various applications and management practices necessary for any type of crop can be greatly enhanced when supported by remote sensing. Some widely used examples follow: Satellite spectral imaging is widely used for detection of plant damage by […]

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A short description of an Agroclimatic factor of interest: Frost-free period, frost dates The agricultural season is primarily determined by the period of suitable temperatures for growing crops. Temperatures above zero are a necessary condition for crop growth. Frost has a devastating effect on crops in general. In light frost (between 0°C and -1/-2°C) the […]

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Bernhard Url is the executive director at the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA). He gave an interesting interview to EURACTIV.com on different topics related with innovation and agriculture. Speaking of farming practices and reducing the impact of pesticides in the environment, EFSA’s director suggested different strategies: replace higher risk pesticides with low-risk pesticides, but also […]

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Dear Colleagues, We would like to inform you about the AgrifutureDays 2018 held on 17th December 2018 in Vienna and apologise for the short term setup due to the quick decision to arrange  it in due course to the EU-Africa forum on 18th Dec. Kindly see the articles of presentation as well as some pics […]

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Club of Ossiach and PROGIS are excited to announce the 6th AGRIFUTRE DAYS will be taking place in Vienna, Austria, on 17th December 2018. Kindly find preliminary agenda and registration form here: www.progis.com/agrifuturedays2018 This year’s AgriFuture Day, taking place 1 day before the EU-Africa Forum www.eu2018.at, will bring together senior executives and experts from science and economy concerning rural management, technology providers, and leading […]

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Next ACPA Conference. Preliminary notice was given that the next ACPA, ACPA 2019 will be held at the Punjab Agricultural University between October 15 and 17th 2019. The contact person for the conference is Dr Manjeet Singh, manjeetsingh_03@pau.edu. He addressed PA17 and invited delegates to attend the 2019 event. The Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) in […]

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RDA Twelfth Plenary Meeting – part of the International Data Week 2018, Gaborone, Botswana The second edition of International Data Week (IDW 2018) will be held on 5-8 November 2018 in Gaborone, Botswana (see announcement). Hosted by the Botswana Open Science and Open Data Forum, IDW 2018 will bring together data professionals and researchers from […]

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