European crop production is under constant pressure to reduce costs while ensuring quality and offering higher protection to the environment. These goals are to be furthered by a solution, which quickly recognises that a crop requires treatment for any given physical condition and which then proposes the best treatment. No such system is available on the market. The WHEATCOM project will provide a monitoring and best treatment decision system for the optimal production of wheat throughout Europe; its principles could however then be transferred to other crops. The system will be based on:
- 1) Highest resolution satellite images; and
2) Indicators of the physical condition of wheat analysed from the satellite images; and
3) Fuzzy logic like structures to provide the best treatment decision based on the physical condition indicators. The resulting system will be exploited through a type of Call Centre or directly through the internet with expected savings of 150 EUR/ha per year for European agriculture adopting the system.
Funding SchemeEAW - Exploratory awards
14564 Kifisia / Athina