New paper titled Effect of varying UAV height on the precise estimation of potato crop growth has been published!
Monitoring potato phenotypic traits accurately is essential for improving the quality and yield of superior potato varieties, especially considering susceptibility to diseases like early blight and the direct influence of growth characteristics on yield. Traditional manual height sampling for monitoring crop growth faces limitations in estimating height due to complex potato crop canopies.
Read morePotato production can suffer substantial yield losses due to high population densities of the potato cyst nematodes (PCN) Globodera pallida and G. rostochiensis. This study aims to evaluate the use of an unmanned vehicle (UAV) to detect and estimate the effect of PCN densities on four cultivated potato cultivars in a naturally infested field in the Netherlands.
Read moreMultiple projects, among which TTADDA, have contributed to the successful development of a precision camera-based potato yield mapping system. This visual yield mapping system is the next step in closing the precision agriculture cycle, providing crystal-clear insights in the potatoes harvested per square meter.
Read moreThe TTADDA project was launched in 2020 and its full name summarizes the goal of the project which states: ‘Transition Towards a Data driven Agriculture, for collaboration between Japan and The Netherlands on potato’.
Read moreIn the new era of Agriculture nowadays, the use of high technology attracts young farmers and offers solution. Potato cultivation is one of the examples. Data about the crop could help the farmer with harvest forecasting and growth monitoring by using simple sensors.
Read moreIn 2021 Researchers from WUR and Solynta collaborated in a field trial, in which we aimed to improve and digitalize data collection in time during the season.
Read moreThe Netherlands is a country known for advanced initiatives in precision agriculture. Data driven VRA application, Akkerweb/FarmMaps, is a good example of how precision agriculture can help to achieve greater efficiency and yields.
Read moreDigitizing agriculture to improve the yield of potatoes and lowering emissions and water usage. That’s the main goal of this research project. The research team is developing new methods for below and above ground sensing and multiple techniques, like radar, x-ray, hyperspectral imaging and impedance tomography.
Read moreWith an increasing interest in smart agriculture, robotization, and automation, the importance of collaboration between the Netherlands and Japan is receiving a lot of spotlights these days.
Read moreIf you combine Japanese high-tech and Dutch agronomy, you arrive at strong new agricultural concepts that are more sustainable and more productive, that is the idea behind a new PPP project. This project is based on a Seed Money Project in which it was investigated how both countries can optimally help each other with knowledge development.