www.agrimeteo.eu: web platform combining weather data, IoT sensors and modelling for precision management of crops
Newfarm Agriconsult is a network of experts with the main objective of supporting operators to lower inputs in agriculture and coaching them in precision crop management. Over the years, we developed an infrastructure of web services giving access to data of remote sensors and formatting them automatically for integration in most existing decision support systems (DSS). Data are real-time measurements (air and soil sensors), weather forecasts or virtual calculated parameters. Lately, pictures are also used in different tools as insect traps. For orchard and vineyard management, the platform integrates disease and pest models like Rimpro, Fruitweb, Fieldclimate, Cipra, Inoki, etc. A specific tool gives best spraying windows for selected chemicals. The irrigation is managed mainly with profile probes showing comfort and stress levels within the root zone. Insect monitoring is done with automatic traps sending pictures where catches are identified and counted. Phenology and thinning are approached thru pictures and modelling. Results can be seen in real time on https://arboviti.agrimeteo.eu. The platform is running for growers and advisers; it can adapt easily to new developments and remains a tool of progress open to new challenges.
Stöcklin, E. and Dequinze, X. (2021). www.agrimeteo.eu: web platform combining weather data, IoT sensors and modelling for precision management of crops. Acta Hortic. 1314, 189-196
DSS, orchard, vineyard, irrigation, insect traps