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Development of an automatic irrigation and fertilization system

Objective

"Due to climate related changes, longer dry periods for European farmers and without irrigation the risk of a volatile harvests will rise, that is the reason for a tendency across
Europe to irrigate fields. The need for innovative irrigated systems is to minimize water consumption and costs. Also in times of limited water the project will be lucrative.
There are more and more increasing cost pressures like costs of water, energy and fertilizer, environmental legislation and requirements, cuts of subsidies, high personal costs etc. The project will help to save a huge amount of money by reducing the mentioned investments.
The tendency to automatic systems in the agriculture is rising and in future farmers will do most of their regulating by a computer. The system will support the farmers to realize their work by modern technology.
Furthermore the project minimizes the pollution of groundwater by reducing fertilizer to a limit and concerns of eutrophication will be decreased.
The aim of the project is to develop a fully automatic irrigation and fertilisation system (with needs based fertilizer spreading) in order to help farmers to monitor and control their water and fertilizer consumption. That basically means we want to combine the irrigation and fertilization in one step. Furthermore, the system will diagnose the need of
the plants with the help of sensors and the interpretation of terrestrial meteorological data. The system consists of a combined sensor-detector-dosage system, which
includes a monitoring, control and distribution unit which enables the dosing and distribution of the water and the fertilizer."

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2011
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Coordinator

VEREIN ZUR FORDERUNG DES TECHNOLOGIETRANSFERS AN DER HOCHSCHULE BREMERHAVEN EV
Address
Am Lunedeich 12
27572 Bremerhaven
Germany

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mirko Hänel (Mr.)
EU contribution
€ 17 600

Participants (8)

PESSL INSTRUMENTS GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 212 990,25
Address
Werksweg 107
8160 Weiz

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Martin Gaggl (Mr.)
ACMIT GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 296 647,90
Address
Viktor Kaplan Strasse 2
2700 Wiener Neustadt

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Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Ismail Kaan Ozer (Mr.)
AGRARGESELLSCHAFT NIEDERER FLAEMING MBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 300 458,25
Address
Petkuser Str 3a
14913 Wahlsdorf

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hartmut Ilgner (Dr.)
WHITE PETER JOHN
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 287 891,10
Address
Nuttery Lane Cloverlea
IP16 4QW Leiston

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Peter White (Mr.)
HYDRO-AIR INTERNATIONAL IRRIGATION SYSTEMS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 312 812,50
Address
Flugplatzweg 1
14913 Niedergohrsdorf

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ulrich Scholz (Mr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
Address
Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Michael Vellekoop (Dr.)
UNIWERSYTET WARMINSKO MAZURSKI W OLSZTYNIE
Poland
Address
Ul. Oczapowskiego 2
10 719 Olsztyn

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Katarzyna Glińska-Lewczuk (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAET BREMEN
Germany
Address
Bibliothekstrasse 1
28359 Bremen

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Silke Reinold