Big Data, robotics, drones and sensors… You can read and hear everywhere about all the options a modern farmer has. There are a lot of options, but how much money will it make? Where can you learn about it? And especially, how can you put it into practice? Agrarians themselves have a lot of knowledge about (cultivated) products and applications. But this does not always make it clear how new technology and innovation can support them. New technologies have to be utilized faster to keep the agricultural sector competitive and make it more sustainable. At the test farm in Valthermond, the latest techniques regarding agricultural data collection are developed and tested. AVEBE, LTO and ‘Agenda voor de Veenkoloniën’ work in close collaboration with DroneHub GAE on specific drone applications for precision agriculture.
This is Drenthe
DroneHub GAE has started a pilot concerning the recording of images of the megalithic tombs, called hunebedden, by means of drones. On the website ditisdrenthe.nl, the hunebedden in Loon, Drouwen and Borger can be viewed from different angles. It is currently explored whether it is possible to view all hunebedden of Drenthe in virtual reality.
Integration of drones at Groningen Airport Eelde
Groningen Airport Eelde
In collaboration with the Dutch Air Traffic Control Agency (LVNL) and Groningen Airport Eelde (GAE), DroneHub GAE explores how drones may be fully integrated with regular air traffic. The aim is to make drones visible on the radar. Groningen Airport Eelde has the perfect airspace to tackle this.
Laboratory for precision agriculture in Valthermond
At a test farm in Valthermond, a research project is conducted into the specific drone applications for precision agriculture. In doing so, they want to find out how new technology can help to keep the agricultural sector competitive and make it more sustainable.
In the airspace of Lauwersoog and Schiermonnikoog, a number of test flights are conducted with unmanned aircraft, with the focus on flying Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS).
- Still to do
- Work in progress