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Seeders and fertilizer spreaders with variable rate distribution technology

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Summary

Optimizing the use of inputs allows not only to improve the profitability of agricultural operations, but also to achieve important environmental benefits. The testing and evaluation of variable input distribution equipment will allow these objectives to be achieved.

S00272
Version: 1.8

  • arable farming
  • desk assessment
  • test design
  • test setup
  • test execution
  • collection of test data
  • performance evaluation
  • data analysis
  • Physical system
  • Location: in Spain
  • Offered by: UCO

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Description

For the testing of variable input distribution equipment such as variable rate seeders or fertilizer spreaders, the plots of the Rabanales Experimental Farm will be available. Measuring the variability in different plots and sampling crop production with yield monitors. As complementary information, the plots will be monitored by satellite. With this data set, zoning and crop prescription maps can be generated that will allow the evaluation and testing of the operation of this precision agriculture equipment. The work to be carried out will be under various ISO regulations.