Test Cases

Drones and soil sensors for Apples & Pears in Continental region




Biogeographical region

Range of digital technologies
Drone with RGB camera and RTK, Weather station, Soil humidity sensor, Digital pest control

Target stakeholders
Fruit growers (apples and pears)

Short description
Apple orchards in Poland, focusing on the solution with drones and soil sensors. In the cultivation of apples and pears, drone technologies are increasing. The translation of drone data to a practical treatment in the field is a major challenge. Through this TC, data will be collected making prescription maps for applications such as tree specific root pruning and irrigation service based on soil sensors, weather forecast and soil properties. Farmers are involved in the development of new farm-based practical solutions, promoting to each other the new results.

Major goals
Orchard management on tree level, reducing the use of water, fertilizers, and crop protection