A drone flying over a planted field will show the expected yield, the amount of fertilizer needed and the hydration status of the crops of winter wheat, turnip and corn. Scientists from Poznan are reporting on the work on the optimal management system for agricultural production.

Scientists from the University of Warsaw are working on an IT tool for farmers, fertilizer producers and plant breeders, agro-advisory centers Adam Mickiewicz in Pozna and the University of Life Sciences in Pozna, in a consortium with the company PolDrone of Gniezno. The result of the joint venture will be a service with the operational name Sensecorps, made available via the agricultural portal.

SenseCrops is an AI-based tool that will indicate the expected yield, amount of fertilizer required or water condition at each stage of plant growth, taking into account the division into homogeneous parts of the fields and detailed information on the condition of the soil. The necessary data will be collected by the drone.

as dr. NS. Cesary Kamierovsky from Adam Mickiewicz University’s School of Geographical and Geological Sciences, the project aims to improve agricultural crop yields using satellite imagery. Custom GIS services will be created independently on the basis of artificial intelligence, which will be available on the agricultural portal.

Work on behalf of the University of Life Sciences in Poznan will be led by Prof. UPP Dr. Hap. Witold Szczepaniak of the Department of Agricultural Chemistry and Environmental Biochemistry in the Faculty of Agriculture, Horticulture and Bioengineering.

The project is funded by the National Research and Development Center as part of the “Agrotech” fast-track competition. The total cost of the project is about 9 million PLN. zloty.

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