Project Description

Development of a cost-optimized novel soil sampling methodology for precision agriculture

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Summary

The project aims to develop a new soil sampling technology that enables the modeling of not only surface soil properties, but also subsurface properties and diagnostic properties which affect yield potential and might be addressed by agronomical actions. Survey sites are selected in 5 different locations of the country with varying geological, geomorphological and climatic conditions to develop a robust technology performing under diverse conditions

Precision agriculture technology is one of the main drivers of modern agriculture. Novel data collection equipment appears on a regular basis, geostatistical methods, clustering algorithms seem to be constant despite the fact that new methodologies are also available due to higher computing capacities, and higher resolution data collection.

We develop a new sampling technology that enables the modeling of not only surface soil properties, but also subsurface properties and diagnostic properties which affect yield potential and might be addressed by agronomical actions. Survey sites are selected in 5 different locations of the country with varying geological, geomorphological and climatic conditions to develop a robust technology performing under diverse conditions.

Project 

REGION

Észak-Alföldi region, Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg county

CONSURTIUM LEADER

Discovery Center | Gödöllő

FUNDING

Rural Development Program
Own resources

MEMBERS
Magyar Tenger Mg. Kft. | Farmer
Bonusz Agro Nonprofit Kft. | Farmers
Tolnanémedi Agrár Kft. | Farmer
Tálas Sándor | Farmer
AgroTár Kft. | Farmer
Szabó Gyula | Farmer
Kincses Sándorné | Researcher

 

BUDGET
623.858 eFt

Milestones

2018

Acquisition

The members in the development got the machinery needed for the experiment. The agrotechnical works of winter wheat were carried out, sowing, phenological content measurements were performed. The examinations were documented.
2020

Sowing test

The agrotechnical works of maize and sunflower were sown. The quality of the sowing was checked and certain phenological tests were performed. A partial report was prepared from the results obtained.
2020

Setting up

Autumn wheat experiments, agrotechnical works, sowing were set up. The results of the phenological measurements were documented. Like the first milestone, the agrotechnical works, the evaluation of phenological and content measurements will be completed, partial reports will be generated. The harvest of maize and sunflowers and the evaluation of content parameters will also take place. In 2020, agrotechnical work on maize, soybeans, and sunflowers and an evaluation of phenological and content measurements will also be completed, the results will be included in a sub-report.

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