Development of sensor
technology and its
Late-frost is one of the biggest threats in agriculture and currently
our main focus area
Climate change in Europe has brought a number of
observable changes in nature. Crops sprout earlier, suffer considerable damage
from various weather extremes and have to contend with such new climate
phenomena as late frosts, for example. Adding to the problem is a boost in the
number and kinds of pests beyond those we were already familiar with. These
changes in the weather and in the animal and plant world have caused an
increase in crop failures. We help minimise crop losses by monitoring
microclimatic conditions in micro-regions such as vineyards and orchards.
We use LoRa-WAN and LTE-M sensors to create location-specific climate diagrams that serve as a basis for our forecasting calculations. We meticulously record the measured values (temperature, humidity, soil moisture, wind speed, etc.), interpret them and visualise them graphically using a specially developed software. Since 2019, we been working with researchers at the Austrian Federal Office of Viticulture and Pomology (HBLA Bundesamt für Wein- und Obstbau) to gather data from the plants themselves using specially developed sensors. This, combined with data from both the microclimate and the plant itself, allows us to create a precise digital image that helps us manage changes in our region in the best possible way. Advantages include the ability to predict late frosts in good time, to optimise irrigation and protect plants from weather extremes.
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