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.

50

million euro in market potential

14

million HA potential area covered

30

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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