EUROPEAN PROJECTS

Life Resilience

Prevention of Xylella fastidiosa in intensive olive & almond plantation applying productive green farming practices.

Given the high risk of Xylella Fastidiosa spreading across important agricultural areas of the EU, LIFE RESILIENCE  proposes to develop pathogen-resistant and productive plant genotypes, apply sustainable practices and innovate on natural vector control methods to demonstrate their efficacy in preventing the negative effects of XF. Once infected by the pathogen, elimination and containment is difficult to  achieve. Current measures address the eradication of infected and surrounding vegetation, leading to huge economic and ecological losses. Preliminary research shows that climates with temperate winters are specially vulnerable to pathogen proliferation, and climate change (CC) will only exacerbate this effect.

Greenfield Technologies, as a partner in the project, will contribute to the fight against Xylella fastidiosa by applying precision agriculture through the monitoring, evaluation and control of crops, being able to obtain detailed knowledge of the different areas of the farms, through the characterisation of soils and analysis of satellite images and drone, to identify the evolution of the different vectors of transmission of the pathogen.

The consortium of this project is made up of companies and institutions from Spain, Italy and Portugal: Galpagro, the University of Cordoba, Agrifood Comunicación, Agrodrone and ASAJA Nacional. In addition, Life Resilience has the participation of Nutriprado and SAHC-Sociedad Agrícola de Herdade do Charqueirao, S.A. in Portugal; and the Italian entities Gruppo Salov and the Istituto per la Valorizzazione del Legno e delle Specie Arboree (IVALSA), belonging to the Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche of Italy.

BioMap2Soil

Characterisation of the biological activity of agricultural soils and advanced analytics for precision agriculture mapping

BioMap2Soil is an innovation of Greenfield Technologies’ Map2Soil service, which implements the parameterisation of the soil’s biological component in its pre-crop zoning studies.

BioMap2Soil provides integrated crop management recommendations for crop selection, irrigation, pest and disease control and variable fertilisation and seeding, while optimising and minimising the number and cost of soil samples for laboratory analysis.

This innovation is implemented through the SME Instrument, a sub-programme of the 8th European Framework Programme for R&D&I funding Horizon 2020, which focuses exclusively on small and medium-sized enterprises.

In addition, the BioMap2Soil service has been approved and scored as a high quality project in a highly competitive evaluation process.

 

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement No 884251

REGIONAL PROJECTS

APGEFERT

Development of techniques to improve the incorporation of Precision Farming into Fertigation Management in fruit crops.

The aim of the project is to reduce existing barriers in the application of precision agriculture technologies in order to achieve new efficient and sustainable models of fruit tree production.
The contribution of Greenfield Technologies’ services to the project will allow the use of new technologies for the detailed study fruit tree crops, so that treatments can be applied in a focused way.

TELETRABAJO

Upgrading the company’s IT infrastructure for teleworking and improving cybersecurity

Given the current socio-economic situation, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, it is necessary to adapt the production models of companies in order to increase their competitiveness and minimise the risks of contagion among their workers. During this time, teleworking has been postulated as a solution that makes it possible to continue working, making it compatible with social isolation.

The main objective of this project is the implementation of solutions that make it possible, on the one hand, to consolidate teleworking in order to improve the competitiveness of the company and, on the other, to establish cybersecurity systems that make it possible to ensure the integrity of information and detect possible malicious attacks.

 

This project has been co-financed by the Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional (FEDER).

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NATIONAL PROJECTS

YIELD ON LINE

System to establish predictive relationships between agronomic parameters and production and quality in olive groves and vineyards, based on a cloud platform, predictive models and non-destructive measurements using NIR technology.

The aim is to develop a system that includes reliable quality and production prediction models based on dynamic database management on a 4.0 platform. This will facilitate the decisions of the farmer in the management, maximizing the yield and quality of the olive grove and vineyard crops and minimizing the deterioration of the environment.

The technological challenge is to develop specific prediction models for this type of crop, in its real conditions, to measure in the field in a fast and non-destructive way the quality of the fruits by means of the use of innovative technology, the fat yield, oil quality and acidity, in the case of the olive grove, and the concentration of total soluble solids (ºBrix), in the vineyard. The data obtained in the field, together with other sets of data on production, climatology, soil and satellite images will be processed, related and visualized in a cloud platform that will allow the farmer or technician to obtain in an accessible way (even in the field itself) maps of the various parameters discussed, among which can be found maps of fat yield or sugar content available.

Greenfield Technologies leads this project in which the Centro de Investigaciones Científicas y Tecnológicas de Extremadura (CICYTEX) and Ideagro (independent applied research company at the service of the agri-food sector) collaborate.

This project has been co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund ( FEDER) with the aim of promoting technological development, innovation and quality research.