Smart data collecting leads to more sustainable potato and grass crops.

The cultivation of potatoes, cereal crops and roughage such as grass and maize can be made considerably more sustainable by collecting smart data and using the information to make cultivation choices.

To this end, the Data Intensive Smart Agrifood Chains (DISAC) project is developing sensors, data infrastructures, data analysis methods and knowledge to optimise cultivation systems and production chains. The project is focusing on potato and grass production.

What are the benefits?

Goals of the DISAC project:

  • better financial returns through higher crop yields and improved crop quality
  • more sustainable production by reducing harm to the environment (less use of water, energy and chemicals and more efficient application of minerals)
  • higher food production
  • more efficient and transparent production chains