The aim of Future Cropping is to increase crop yield and quality without increasing the environmental impact.
The overall aim of Future Cropping is to utilize the potential benefits of precision farming and data communication, by integrating large amounts of data from agro- and environmental technologies with area and climate data. Based on these data, a decision tools will be developed as well as new technologies to support real time decision making in the field.
Farmers already have large amounts of data available. E.g. yield monitoring data, GPS registrations and data on soil types and climate. Machinery equipped with sensors is expected to harvest even more data during the daily farm management. And data may be of great value if you know how to use it.
Future Cropping will develop a decision tool that collects data and combine data from different sources. The tool will support real time decision making adapted to each specific part of a field and thereby optimize crop management.
Our role in Future Cropping
Cooperation between universities, companies and other stakeholders is an important part of Future Cropping. The broad cooperation provides us with the opportunity to collect, connect and analyse vast amounts of data, thereby enabling farmers to receive optimal decision support for each specific field locations.
13 universities, machine manufacturers and consultancy firms are partners in the project. Partners work in nine different work packages.
The focus of our group in the Future Cropping project is on finding solutions for crop monitoring and weed mapping. This is performed in coorporation with the other project partners and in particular the partners involved with Work Package 7.
Currently, we are working on an unmanned aerial vehicle project where we use LIDAR to monitor the crop fields:
UAV LiDAR crop monitoring
For more information
For more information, please visit the official Future Cropping webpage by clicking on the logo below.