PILOT STUDIES

ATLAS will conduct 13 pilot studies aligned along concrete agricultural use cases.

  • Targeted application of plant protection.
  • Advanced irrigation management.
  • Soil state and soil readiness analysis.
  • Asset tracking and targeted application of fertilizer.
  • Behavioural analysis of livestock.

Read below details on all ATLAS pilot cases …

(1) Pinios Hydrologic Observatory (GREECE)

Use Case Irrigation Management
Sensors & Machines used SoilNet, GRNS, Satellites, Pumps, Weather Stations
Indicators measured
Amount of water used for irrigation w.r.t. temperature / evaporation.

 

(2) Ktima Gerovassiliou (GREECE)

Use Case Irrigation Management
Sensors & Machines used Soil moisture sensors, Pumps, Weather Stations & Forecasting
Indicators measured
Amount of water used for irrigation w.r.t. temperature / evaporation

 

(3) CNR site in Torino (ITALY)

Use Case Trafficability / soil state
Sensors & Machines used Proprioceptive sensors, Robots
Indicators measured
Level of autonomy achieved for the robots

 

(4) IBL Experimental Farm Cologne (GERMANY)

Use Case Trafficability / soil state
Sensors & Machines used Proprioceptive sensors, tractors
Indicators measured
  • Fuel reduction through optimized vehicle setup.
  • Optimal tyre pressure.

 

(5) International DLG Crop Production Center (GERMANY)

Use Case Targeted application
Sensors & Machines used

Hyperspectral Imaging, LIDAR, IoT temperature / humidity sensors

Indicators measured
  • Protein yield vs. carbon hydrate.
  • Fertilization effectiveness in comparative studies.
  • Laser weeding effectiveness in comparative studies.
  • Amount of input products needed.
  • Amount of product needed in comparative studies.
  • ROI of different farming systems.
(6) S.C.D.V.V. Murfatlar (ROMANIA)

Use Case Targeted application
Sensors & Machines used Hyperspectral Imaging, LIDAR, IoT temperature / humidity sensors, Meteodrones
Indicators measured
Amounts off applicants against fungus used.
(7) Seelmeyer & Woltering KG (GERMANY)

Use Case Behaviour analysis of livestock / trafficability / soil state, targeted application
Sensors & Machines used Fodjan camera system for poultry and cattle, Fendt tractore with variable rate application and Variodoc pro / Tyre pressure
Indicators measured
  • Damage through aggressive behaviour.
  • Protein yield vs. carbon hydrate.
  • Liquid manure quality.
  • Amount of input products needed.
  • Optimal tyre pressure and fuel consumption.

 

(8) Gut Derenburg (GERMANY)

Use Case Trafficability / soil state, targeted application
Sensors & Machines used John Deere and Claas tractor with variable rate, Yara N-sensor, satellite systems, robots
Indicators measured
  • Protein yield vs. carbon hydrate. 
  • Amount of input products needed.
  • ROI of systems for big farms (>1’000ha).

 

(9) Falk Lieder (GERMANY)

Use Case Trafficability / soil state, targeted application
Sensors & Machines used AgriCircle FMIS, Agrocom FMIS, John Deere tractor with variable rate, Yara N-sensor, satellite systems
Indicators measured
  • Protein yield vs. carbon hydrate.
  • Amount of input products needed.
  • ROI of systems for mid-sized farms (200-500ha).

 

(10) Stephan Künne (GERMANY)

Use Case Fodjan camera system for pigs, Irrigation management/ trafficability / soil state, targeted application
Sensors & Machines used Variable rate irrigation, soil moisture sensors, satellite systems, Variable rate application, asset tracking
Indicators measured
  • Damage through aggressive behaviour in pics.
  • Liquid manure tracked and better data available.
  • Protein yield vs. carbon hydrate.
  • Liquid manure quality.
  • Amount of input products needed.
  • Irrigation effectiveness and water savings.

 

(11) ALOA (LATVIA)

Use Case Targeted application
Sensors & Machines used Hyperspectral Imaging, LIDAR, IoT temperature / humidity sensors
Indicators measured
Amounts off applicants against fungus and other diseases used.

 

(12) Peter Fröhlich (SWITZERLAND)

Use Case Trafficability / soil state, targeted application with meteodrone, asset tracking
Sensors & Machines used AgriCircle FMIS, John Deere tractor with variable rate, satellite systems, robots, asset tracking
Indicators measured
  • Protein yield vs. carbon hydrate.
  • Amount of input products needed.
  • Effectiveness of Laser weeding and field hygene.
  • ROI of systems for small farms (<30ha).
(13) LAA Experimental Fields (LATVIA)

Use Case  
Sensors & Machines used  
Indicators measured