IoF2020 at IoT Week 2019

By Manuel Winter -

IoT is continually challenging the status quo and massively affecting our everyday lives. The potential for agriculture and beyond is enormous and applied IoT enables all of us to make better decisions for our environment. Hence, IoF2020 contributed to this year’s IoT Week in Aarhus from 17th to 21st June, 2019 with the following programme parts:

We helped to shape the Smart Farming Track Programme

Gathering speakers from the European Commission, technical managers, use cases managers and business oriented contributors, we ensured that our presentations reach a diverse audience - from a tech-savvy crowd to operational managers and business leaders. Visitors got the chance to find out about the challenges of smart farming, its concrete implementation in the field and its long term policy vision.

Our booth in the platinum area in the Musikhuset

The booth was part of a joint presence with the other EU Large-Scale Pilots. It displayed videos about our project in general, presented the new IoF2020 brochure which details the 33 use cases alongside our project structure and governance. Also, visitors had the possibility to experience precision farming through Virtual Reality. An in-house built video from the use case Within-field Management Zoning takes the viewer behind the wheel of a potato harvester in a Dutch field. The viewer learned how IoT is leveraged for soil analysis and how data is used for the farmers’ benefit. In addition, a field zoning demo table displaying real time satelite data allowed the visitor to envision how accurate the field analysis can be and witness its potential for the farming business. In the IoF2020 booth, visitor could meet technicians and experts ready to explain their work and how they use IoT technologies in agriculture.

We contributed to the public exhibition in Ridehuset as well as outside

Some of our use cases gathered in Aarhus to engage with visitors and share their achievements in IoF2020. IoT and its mannifold benefits are used in all agricultural sectors: from arable farming to meat production over vegetable growth. As a major feature the exhibition included 2 tractors from Case IH. The tractors displayed advanced farming systems (AFS) and were equipped with RTK autosteering and coupled GPS. One of the tractors was the 2019 Maxxum 145 with GPS Steering & AccuTurn. GPS autosteering provides the user with accurate steering of the tractor, and RTK has the highest level of accuracy with 1,5 cm. AccuTurn enables the tractor to turn by it self on the headland. Combined with the HMC II (headland management) system, the driver only has to tab one button to complete all tasks in a headland turn. On Wednesday for the Smart Farming theme, two of our product specialist were present to answer visitors' questions about the displays such as AFS alongside other equipment.

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