Final symposium INNO-VEG

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Ieperseweg 87, Roeselare, Belgium

6 September 2022 at Inagro, Belgium

Event Category: Industry event

Event Date: 06 September 2022

To improve their practices, farmers can experiment with new management strategies on their own fields. This can be in close collaboration with researchers and companies. Crop sensing with drones or other platforms, provides a powerful tool to collect reliable data of these farmer led experiments. The Interreg 2 Seas -project INNO-VEG supports this innovation, especially in the field vegetable and potato sectors, by providing guidelines and advice. These are based on our experiences and data collected within the project.

In this closing event we will offer a bird's eye view on the
project outputs, lessons learned and future perspectives. Meet the INNO-VEG network in real life and participate in our lunch with international networking opportunities.

After lunch, you can optionally participate in a
drone workshop by OpsDrone. The project aims to lower the barrier to roll out drone services for the agri-food industry. During the workshop, we estimate the biomass of fresh leeks per hectare, based on multi-spectral data collected by drones or satellites. This information can serve as a basis for precision fertilisation. We also discuss a cost-benefit analysis that compares drone images with satellite images.

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6 September 2022 from 9:30 till 16:00 (CET)
Inagro, Ieperseweg 87, 8800 Rumbeke-Beitem, Belgium
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9:30 Welcome with coffee
10:00 INNO-VEG's facts & figures by ADAS

Crop sensing in farmer led research - ADAS, Inagro, Delphy and Arvalis present their results, conclusions and lessons learned.

  • The basics of using sensors for on-farm experimentation - Inagro
    crop sensing practices and experiences
  • Using crop sensing data to assess field scale experiments in vegetable crops - ADAS
    best practice for set up and analysis of field scale experiments 
  • Defining new approaches for integrating remote sensing in on-farm experiment (OFE) potato research - Arvalis
    results from a network of multinational experimental trials
  • Results and recommendations for sensor use in other vegetables - Delphy
11:30 Tour of hydroponic leek system at Inagro
12:30 Networking lunch

Introduction OpsDrone project by Jonathan van Beek, ILVO

OpsDrone aims to lower the barrier to roll out drone services for the agri-food industry. These are services that require at least 20 drone flights per year, so the investment in drone technology is justified.

14:30 Mapeo-Watch It Grow: presentation on the technical solution of drone image processing and integration with a farm management system by Dries Raymaekers, VITO
*Mapeo is a service for automated image processing for drone-based phenotyping.
*Watch It Grow is a service for digital crop monitoring (with satellite imagery).
15:00 Data processing demonstration on the Mapeo server and results of the cost-benefit analysis of drone vs satellite data for biomass prediction in leeks by Sebastiaan, Verbesselt, ILVO
15:45 Q&A
16:00 Networking

More info

Sarah Bossuyt

05114 03 28

Eva Ampe

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