SmartPeach is a project funded by the action «RESEARCH-CREATE-INNOVATE», Operational Programme Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship and Innovation 2014-2020 (EPAnEK). It aims at the development and exploitation of smart farming techniques (scientific predictive models) in the cultivation of peach.
The SmartPeach project aims at the development and exploitation of smart farming techniques (scientific predictive models) supported by state of the art technologies, to promote best cultivation practices (optimization of the application of inputs) in order to reduce production cost per crop acre while at the same time improving the quality of both freestone and clingstone peaches.
After the end of the project, the scientific results will be used for the implementation of smart farming services, which will be a support tool for the geotechnical services of peach agricultural cooperatives.
The use of these smart farming services will enhance the quality improvement of the final product with the minimization of the pesticide residues and the environmental footprint of the crop (better use of energy fertilizers and irrigation water).