Precision Agriculture as the ultimate integration of sensing (proximal and remote) into agricultural management

Source: firestarters.nl

Source: firestarters.nl

We will visit the Van den Borne potato farm on the border with Belgium. The farmer is one of the forerunners in precision agriculture. With a variety of tools including proximal sensors and drones the farmer obtains insight in the variation in the cover sands to manage his farm at a high temporal and spatial resolution focusing on both productivity and quality. Despite the availability of all these tools the farmer is still facing a range of challenges in the translation of the plethora of information into operational management. During the trip towards the farm specific attention will be paid to landscape variability in the Dutch cover sand landscape.

 

TimeTable

8:30    Departure at Hof van Wageningen by bus, views of typical Dutch cover landscape features along the way.

10:30 - 15:00    Visit to the Van Den Borne potato farmer. Jacob van den Borne is one of the leading Dutch farmers involved in testing and implementing different soil and crop sensing techniques into his farm management system. Furthermore, several soil sensing companies will demonstrate their systems. A field lunch is included.

15:00 - 18:00    Travel back (including stops) and estimated arrival at Hof van Wageningen.

Costs per person: € 75,-

Limited places - register now

[Note: you will be redirected to a Wageningen University & Research page in a new window to process registration and payment]

Source: vandenborneaardappelen.com

Source: vandenborneaardappelen.com