SmartAgriHubs – Open Call ‘RESPOND’ to COVID-19 is open! SmartAgriHubs is a €20 M EU project under the Horizon 2020 instrument and brings together a consortium of well over 164 partners in the European agri-food sector. The project aims to realise the digitisation of European agriculture by fostering an agricultural innovation ecosystem dedicated to excellence, […]

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Plan4all (Dmitrii Kozhukh) Last week the Inspire Kampala Hackathon has ended. One of the teams at this hackathon was team working on the extension of Open Land Use database to African continent. The team work was directed in three directions: 1)  Research available data sources about land use / land cover in Africa2)  Create the […]

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The Kampala INSPIRE Hackathon is coming to an end! Join us on Wednesday 6th May at 12 PM CEST and see the final presentation of the hackathon results. The jury including Suchith Anand (GODAN), Lydia Mazzi Keyondo (University of Makerere) and Ian Jarvis (GEO) will announce the winning teams of the Kampala INSPIRE Hackathon. For […]

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Author: Francisco Javier Nieto De Santos (ATOS SPAIN) New ICT applications for agriculture are becoming more and more complex. Additionally, it is possible to access new types of data and very large amounts of information that were not available before. This is enabling the possibility to do research on new aspects of agriculture (how crops […]

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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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