Precision crop management

Nitrogen and water availability are the two main limiting factors in wheat production. By utilizing sensor data embedded in a low-power, long-range network infrastructure and computer modelling for precision crop management, farmers can greatly improve the efficiency of nitrogen and water use in wheat production. This use case demonstrates how farming based on digital technologies can help farmers to reduce the environmental footprint of wheat production, improve their working environment, and save costs through a more efficient use of nitrogen and water.


million euro in market potential


million HA potential area covered


stems deployed in France

Specific goals

  • Develop observation-based measuring tools that help farmers to make better informed decisions on fertilisation and irrigation;
  • Create innovative services in the arable farming chain based on IoT technologies and data management platforms;
  • Show how IoT-based agricultural monitoring systems can help to reduce the ecological footprint of farming, save costs, and improve the working environment.

Expected results

  • Profitability +3%
  • Nitrogen balance +90% met
  • Water use -10%
  • Labour efficiency +5%

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