You visit the institute ‘Applied Arable and Vegetable Research’ and Agrifac Machinery B.V.
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Field trip 3 – Precision arable farming
1. Applied Arable and Vegetable Research
You visit the institute ‘Applied Arable and Vegetable Research’.
The institute is part of Wageningen Plant Research and executes research projects on innovation and knowledge development in arable farming and field production of vegetables, with focus on practical innovations.
Precision Agriculture is one of the main research topics, e.g. satellite observations, sensors, site-specific crop and harvest measures, yield cards, automation, robotics andwireless networks. It is all about detection of heterogeneity in crop or soil, deciding what to do with this data and then performing a site-specific action.
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Agrifac Machinery B.V.
2 Second stop of the tour is at farm machinery producer, Agrifac Machinery B.V. Agrifac has a history of 80 years and develops and builds high tech self-propelled crop sprayers, trailed crop sprayers and a range of beet harvesters. The company has 175 employees (150 in the Netherlands) and sells machinery to 35 countries, mainly in Europe, North America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
At Agrifac, precision agriculture means giving every plant exactly what it needs: 'Every drop in the right spot'.
For more information about mission, vision and products, see www.agrifac.co.uk