Precision Agriculture

Precision Agriculture is a means to reduce costs and improve productivity on farms by doing the right thing in the right amount at the right time and place. Digitizing of agriculture supports the development of precision agriculture in the supply of key technologies e.g. satellite navigation systems, earth observation, sensors, robotics, data collection and (big) data science.

Introduction to Precision Agriculture

Precision Agriculture is also seen as a means to achieve environmental and societal goals. Our expertise on production systems, production techniques, soil, water, climate, ecosystems and geospatial and data technologies can be applied to improve resource efficiency, food security and safety, and to reduce the environmental footprint, energy use and emissions of farming. Food chains will become more transparent and climate smart with precision agriculture.

Precision Agriculture Sessions

It is probably right to state that precision agriculture will shape to a large extent the future of agriculture. Get inspired by the future perspectives of precision agriculture by visiting one of these three rounds.

Note: Round 1, 2 and 3 each focus on a different aspect of this theme. Choose your round wisely or visit Precision Agriculture more than once.

Round 1 (11.00-12.15): Environment - Nature-inclusive
Plenary presentation with two inspirational speeches by prof. Oene Oenema (Researcher, WUR) and an external speaker. Then there are two pitch deck presentations after which you are free to visit the marketplace demonstrations with state of the art developments in precision agriculture such as: Drones, Satellite Data, Soil Life, Soil Museum.

Round 2 (13.45-15.00): Plant
Plenary presentation with two inspirational speeches by Corné Kempenaar (Senior Scientist, WUR) and Jan Kiers (Project Manager Smart Farming, Agrifirm). Then there are two pitch deck presentations after which you are free to visit the marketplace demonstrations with state of the art developments in precision agriculture such as: vision technology to detect diseases in crops, small robots, precision application, data platform Akkerweb and the National FieldLab Precison Agriculture NPPL.

Round 3 (15.30-16.45): Livestock
Plenary presentation with two inspirational speeches of Kees Lokhorst (WUR) and Martijn Boelens (Lely). Then you are free to visit the marketplace demonstrations with state of the art developments in precision agriculture such as the Egg Picking Robot and Geo-fencing.