Research institutes and companies are steadily developing tailor-made solutions to optimise grassland systems. These technologies are still to be implemented into practice. Current precision farming technologies such as GPS-based parallel driving systems are rarely used for grassland management, even though they offer a great potential for improving
resource efficiency and monitoring plant development. In the future, tools may be used to acquire data on yield, quality parameters, vegetation structure, species composition, and plant development status. These field-specific data can assist the farmer in the decision-making and grassland management.
Reliable precision farming applications can only be developed, if scientists, entrepreneurs, and end users collaborate. The transnational workshop “Precision farming - using new technologies to optimise grassland systems” has been organised to provide a platform for knowledge exchange, networking, and cooperation crossing borders to allow synergistic effects for future developments. Experts from Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, and the Netherlands are invited to present their work.