The “GI Agronomy – Agronomic Advice” application is a tool for providing advice and for supporting the farmers and the agricultural consultants in decision-making.
The “GI Agronomy – Agronomic Advice” application is a tool through which the collection and processing of data regarding the plant and its environment is achieved, by utilizing specialized scientific knowledge for providing advice and for supporting the farmers and the agricultural consultants in decision-making that affects the production process.
In more detail, the GI Agronomy application provides capabilities of:
Monitoring of Parcel’s Vegetation Indices: Processing of remote surveillance images that are taken by satellites results in the generation of vegetation indices (e.g. NDVI), which are then visualized by means of a colour-coded map, and help draw useful conclusions regarding the status of the crops.
Monitoring of environmental variables (meteorological data): it provides the digital environment which allows the mapping of the data that are recorded through the gaiatron telemetry stations’ sensors.
Issuing fertilization advice: provides the ability to register the results of soil analysis of parcels, give input to scientific models of nutrition (made specially for each crop) and issue fertilizer advice
Issuing irrigation advice: this application provides users with the ability to calculate the best irrigation dose and its time of application to the crop, by utilizing scientific models for irrigation, which are fed with soil and meteorological data that are gathered via the installed gaiatron telemetry stations.
Issuing of agricultural warnings and crop protection advice: it supports forecasting for the emergence of insect generation and disease risk, through the utilization of scientific forecasting models adapted to the microclimatic conditions of each area and the pests and diseases of each crop. Moreover, advice is provided regarding the timing and type of plant-protection interventions that are required in each case.
The GI Agronomy application interoperates with the GI ICM – Integrated Cultivation Management”, having as a goal the more efficient utilization of the agronomic advice and the best possible management and monitoring of the agricultural holdings.