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Agricultural Experimentation Service

Why choose the e-situ service?

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What it is:

E-situ is an innovative service for the design and execution of specialized field experiments as it applies the basic principles of agricultural experimentation by utilizing specialized equipment, modern technologies, precision farming systems and equipment, remote sensing, soil sensors, meteorological data.

How e-situ uses technology:

  • Use of weather stations and sensors with real-time analytical measurements.
  • Recording of measurement history
  • Real-time data monitoring
  • Exploitation of Unmanned Aircraft Systems

To whom it is addressed:

The e-situ service is aimed at a wide range of businesses active in the field of plant protection, agri-food
as well as companies developing applications/tools for intelligent agriculture. In addition, it is addressed to scientists as it undertakes the implementation of experiments for research and demonstration purposes.

Practical solutions:

Through e-situ services it is possible to carry out experiments in the following areas:

  • Intelligent Agriculture software (development, adaptation of algorithmic pest & disease models)
  • Crop irrigation (development of new models, testing of irrigation strategies)
  • Lubrication & Crop nutrition (effect on crop yield, product comparison)
  • Plant protection (pesticide authorisation, minimum effective dose)
  • Propagating material (creation of new varieties, comparative experiments)
  • SmiEA (testing the use of drones in agricultural production)

How the e-situ service works

Experiment design

Use of specialised digital tools

Experiment design

The experiment is designed using specialised digital tools by Smart Agro Hub staff. The customer is also given the opportunity to design the experiment himself.

Experiment execution

Full visualisation of the variability

Experiment execution

It utilises fertility maps, soil analyses, meteorological and a wealth of digitised data for a complete visualisation of the variability in order to properly conduct the experiments

Data collection

Continuous real-time data collection

Data collection

Sensors and atmospheric data collection stations allow continuous real-time data collection of the plant itself and its environment. The field observations are carried out with digital tools that allow the direct recording of observations and their connection to coordinates. The amount of data sent to the platform for storage and processing

Processing & Data Analysis

Ability to issue a report for all stages of the experiment

Data analysis

The data are processed, conclusions are drawn, and possible differences between the interventions under study are evaluated, compared and investigated. This process is supported by a trained team of agronomists and modern digital tools for collecting and processing data from the crop. In this context, it is possible to issue a report at all stages of the experiment.