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Low-cost multispectral camera for Precision Farming Application

Project description

Multispectral camera takes small-scale farms into the digital age

Small-scale farms, which make up two thirds of EU agriculture, need to adopt digital technology to carry out more efficient and resource-friendly sustainable practices. However, the current uptake of this technology is relatively low, mainly due to the high initial cost of the necessary equipment. The EU-funded MCAPEFA project will enable small farms to access digital technology by developing a low-cost multispectral camera that can be mounted on a drone, allowing several farms to be monitored during a single growing season. The data acquired will be used to classify the condition of plants, and a designed decision support system will suggest appropriate agricultural activity in the field. Hence, MCAPEFA will help provide infrastructure for the wider adoption of precision farming to maximise quality and yields.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO
Net EU contribution
€ 183 473,28
Address
Via Calepina 14
38122 Trento
Italy

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Region
Nord-Est Provincia Autonoma di Trento Trento
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00