During November 15 and 16, Plantae participates in the VI Datagri 2023 Forum, to promote digital transformation in the agri-food sector, which will be held in Logroño and will consist of two days, one of Forum Day and the other of Field Day.
VI Foro Datagri 2023
The capital of Rioja becomes the protagonist of the agri-food sector, digital transformation and the success stories obtained with new technologies.
The main objectives are:
- Present the latest technological developments.
- Generate synergies with farmers.
- Promote sustainable agriculture.
- The Forum Day is organized to publicize new technological projects.
- With Greenhouse Day you can experiment and connect with technological innovations.
- Know the trends in the sector worldwide.
Plantae at the VI Datagri Forum 2023
Our technicians have installed sensors and probes for humidity, conductivity and temperature root, to evaluate its application and interpretation on the second day of the fair.
Fundamental objective of PLANTAE: irrigation optimization.
- The installation is done on a plot with the “Tempranillo Blanco” variety. As a curiosity, it is a very new variety (1980), which is only found in La Rioja, and the plot where we installed it is a pioneer of this variety in the world.
- Sensors were installed at 2 measurement points at 20, 40 and 60 cm depth, one in “white tempranillo” and the other in “varieties”.
- In addition, a complete weather station is installed that measures: Relative humidity, ambient temperature, rainfall, wind and organic calculations.
- The installation points were decided with a study carried out by the company Greenfield, which also exhibits its products at said fair.
Our collaboration is directly related to «The Institute of Vine and Wine Sciences (ICVV) which is a Research Center in Viticulture and Oenology, created by the Government of La Rioja (through the Ministry of Agriculture), the Council of Scientific Research and the University of La Rioja, integrated into the European research space and aims to become a reference center in vine and wine R&D. (+INFO).
Digital transformation in the agri-food sector
It is the incorporation of digital technologies and information systems in all stages of the food production value chain, from agriculture and livestock to distribution and consumption. This transformation seeks to improve efficiency, productivity, food quality and environmental sustainability.
Using technologies such as Plantae sensors, satellite images, GPS, drones and geographic information systems to collect data on soil, climate and crops. This data is used to optimize crop management, minimize the use of resources such as water and fertilizers, and increase productivity.
Internet of Things (IoT)
Wireless sensors connected via the Internet allow farmers to more efficiently monitor the conditions of their crops.
Big Data and data analysis
Mass data collection in agriculture provides valuable information for decision making. Data analytics can help predict trends, identify patterns, and optimize production.
Automation and robotics
Automation in agriculture allows the mechanization of tasks such as planting, harvesting and sorting products. Robots are also used for specific tasks, such as weeding and harvesting.
Supply chain and traceability
Blockchain technology is used to track the provenance of food from the field to the table. This improves food safety and allows consumers to know the history of the products they buy.
E-commerce and marketplace platforms
Agri-food companies use online platforms to sell products directly to consumers or to connect with other actors in the supply chain. This allows for more efficient distribution and reduces middlemen.
The technology is used to monitor and reduce the environmental impact of agri-food production, including efficient management of water, energy and waste reduction.