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REDUCING OR ELIMINATING AGRO-CHEMICAL INPUTS IN EFFICIENT PRODUCTION OF HIGH QUALITY PRODUCE WITH CONVENTIONAL, SUSTAINABLE AND ORGANIC FARMING SYSTEM

Objective



The objectives of this proposal are to develop techniques and strategies for reducing the use of agro-chemicals by using spatially localised treatments and to develop prototypes. The general concept is to modify a conventional vehicle to :
- locate and identify patches of weeds and soil properties;
- to develop activators to apply mechanical and chemical treatments selectively, and;
- a control system to implement control on application strategies. Prototypes for grass weed patches in cereals and weeds in row crops, such as tomatoes, will be developed.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

SILSOE RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Address
Wrest Park, Silsoe
MK454HS Silsoe,bedford
United Kingdom

Participants (4)

Centre National du Machinisme Agricole, du Génie Rural, des Eaux et des Forêts (CEMAGREF)
France
Address
361 Rue Jean François Breton
34033 Montpellier
DANISH INST. OF PLANT AND SOIL SCIENCE
Denmark
Address
Skovbrynet 18
2800 Lyngby
INST. VALENCIANO DE INVESTIGACIONES AGRARIAS
Spain
Address
Carretera Moncada-naquera, Km 5
46113 Moncada - Valencia
Universidad Politecnica de Valencia
Spain
Address
Camino De Vera 14
46022 Valencia