Aim of the project
The aim of the project is to evaluate the effectiveness of applying a biostimulant and a defense activator for the production of high-quality potatoes in an integrated and environmentally friendly system assisted by remote sensing, through satellite images and multispectral UAV imagery, to assess yield and phytohygiene.
Remote Sensing and Agriculture
Monitoring crop growth and plot yield is a key process for food security. At the same time, a result of the digital revolution in agriculture, is the integration of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing in the process of crop data analysis in the context of smart agriculture. Remote sensing use in agriculture is becoming increasingly popular due to its ability to quickly and accurately observe and analyze the environment. It is a technology used to detect, measure, and monitor land-based physical characteristics from afar. Through remote sensing data, farmers can assess the health of crops, monitor drought conditions and determine soil characteristics. It can also be used to identify environmental stresses, such as water supply shortages. With the use of remote sensing, farmers can monitor the health of their crops in real-time and make informed decisions about management practices.
The potato is one of the world’s most important food crops, providing a staple diet for millions of people. Biological applications are used to improve yield, increase disease resistance, and reduce the need for chemical inputs. The application of organic approaches to agriculture ensures better quality products, saving resources and applying environmentally friendly practices. Therefore, it is a modern agricultural practice, which aims to improve production quality with better absorption of nutrients during the growing season while reducing chemical inputs and increasing plant tolerance to abiotic stresses.