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Precision Farming of Hazelnut Orchards

Descripción del proyecto

Sistema robotizado para el cultivo de precisión de avellanas

La robótica puede mejorar la agricultura de precisión en Europa. A través del proyecto PANTHEON, financiado con fondos europeos, se creará un sistema de control y adquisición de datos para el cultivo de precisión de grandes huertos de avellanos («Corylus avellana L.»). Aprovechando los avances en robótica, teledetección y gestión de datos masivos, el equipo de este proyecto pretende crear un sistema integral que utilice un número limitado de diversos componentes robóticos no tripulados, tanto terrestres como aéreos. Estos robots navegarán por los huertos, recogiendo y almacenando datos en una unidad operativa central. La unidad integrará la información de las distintas unidades robotizadas, lo que permitirá realizar acciones automatizadas de retroalimentación, como efectuar tratamientos de succión, y ofrecerá un sistema de apoyo a la toma de decisiones a los agricultores. Sugerirá, por ejemplo, cómo realizar el perfilado y la poda de las plantas.

Objetivo

The goal of PANtHEOn is to develop the agricultural equivalent of an industrial Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) system to be used for the precision farming of large orchards of hazelnut (Corylus avellana L.). By taking advantage of the technological advancements in the fields of robotics, remote sensing and big-data management, our objective is to design an integrated system where a relatively limited number of heterogeneous unmanned robotics components (including terrestrial and aerial robots) move within the orchards to collect data and perform some of the most common farming operations. The information will be stored in a central operative unit that will integrate the data coming from the different robotic units to perform automatic feedback actions (e.g. to regulate the irrigation system) and to support the decisions of agronomists and farmers.
We expect that the proposed SCADA system will be able to acquire information at the resolution of the single plant. This will permit to drastically increase the detection of possible limiting factors for each individual plant, such as lack of water or pests and diseases affecting the plant health, and to react accordingly. Compared to the current state of the art in precision farming, we believe that the proposed SCADA infrastructure represents a relevant step ahead in the context of orchards management. In fact, the capability of monitoring the state and the evolution of each single tree will be the enabling-technology to allow more focused interventions. This will result in a better average state of health of the orchard, and in an increased effectiveness of Integrated Pest Managements (IPM). In conclusion, the main advantages of this architecture are:
• Increase in hazelnut productions
• Decrease in chemical inputs usage
• Environmentally-friendly water usage
• Simplified orchard management
The outcome of the project will be validated through a final demo on a real-world (1:1 scale) hazelnut orchard.

Convocatoria de propuestas

H2020-SFS-2016-2017

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Convocatoria de subcontratación

H2020-SFS-2017-1

Régimen de financiación

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinador

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI ROMA TRE
Aportación neta de la UEn
€ 960 893,75
Dirección
VIA OSTIENSE 133
00154 Roma
Italia

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Región
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Enlaces
Coste total
€ 960 893,75

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