Environmental Optimization of Viticulture with the use of Precision Agriculture Technologies
In the light of the real need to practically improve the environmental performance of viticulture and prevent the misuse of pesticide and chemical fertilizers, soil erosion and their effects on water quality, the overall aim of GREEN VINEYARD is to develop an innovative approach that integrates Precision Agriculture (PA) technologies and Integrated Crop Management (ICM) practices in order to protect natural resources and sustain a profitable future for grape and wine production.
GREEN VINEYARD envisages enhancing the role of ICM through the use of PA for targeting inputs according to the actual needs of crops. This will be achieved with the selection, adaption and deployment of information and telecommunication technologies (ICT) for monitoring the local crop environment (soil, water, crop and air). The overall concept of GREEN VINEYARD adopts a multi-disciplinary approach that incorporates crop physiology, viticulture practices, agricultural engineering, information technology, sensor technology and quality assurance.
The key features of the project are:
In the framework of the project DRAXIS was responsible for the design and development of GIS database and the GIS Decision Support System