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harting0919Data-driven targeted use of fertilizers and pesticides, sensors for soil analysis and autonomous driving are just a few of the buzz words in the current discussion about "Farming 4.0" or "Smart Farming". The potential offered by digital agriculture is illustrated by the focus day "Farming and Food Technology Trends", which itelligence AG, together with the Technical University OWL and Harting as well as further partners at the 25. September 2019 in Bielefeld.

"Smart farming can support a more productive and sustainable agricultural economy through a more precise and resource efficient approach," says Dr. Jan Regtmeier, Director of Product Management at Harting IT Software Development. Regtmeier presents in Bielefeld the use of "Mica"And their benefits for agriculture. With the Edge Computer, processes and procedures can be completely controlled and all relevant data can be documented. "This creates security for the farmer, but also for the consumer", as Regtmeier explains further.

In two concrete cases Mica collects the data. In the first case, it collects data from two scales on which tractors and trailers are weighed to record the amount of corn delivered. In addition, the tug is uniquely identified to ensure a one-to-one allocation to the arable land. The collected data is processed and sent to the cloud for further evaluation. In the second application, the Mica records data in the critical mashing process. This data is then used for process optimization using data analytics.

"Agricultural data transmission is enabling completely new approaches on how we will ensure sustainable food production today and in the future," explains Dries Guth, Principal Innovation Manager and Head of IoT Innovation Lab at itelligence. Data collected via sensors from the soil, agricultural machinery and even satellite images into intelligent systems not only enable an optimized yield, but also the resource-saving use of water or pesticides. "It's also about exploring new forms of food production, such as urban farming or vertical farming," adds Dries Guth.


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