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Agriculture in a Changing World

Project Leader
Bauer Alexander, Project Leader
Duration:
01.02.2015-31.03.2017
Type of Research
Applied Research
Project partners
alpS - Centre for Climate Change Adaptation Technologies , Grabenweg 68, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria.
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Geoprospectors KG, Austria.
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Pöttinger, Industriegelände 1, 4710 Grieskirchen, Austria.
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Staff
Gronauer Andreas, Sub Projectleader
Barta Norbert, Sub Projectleader
Aschauer Christian, Project Staff (bis 31.08.2018)
Kral Iris, Project Staff
Lizasoain Arteaga Javier, Project Staff (bis 31.07.2019)
Eichinger Marcus, Project Staff (bis 31.03.2020)
BOKU Research Units
Division of Agricultural Engineering
Funded by
alpS - Centre for Natural Hazard and Risk Management, Grabenweg 3, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
Abstract
The challenge of creating energy efficient and low-polluting agricultural processes will be further complicated by the consequences of climate change. How strongly these changes will affect the plant-producing qualities of soil depends on parameters such as soil type, relative density, water to name only a few. These parameters are measured using sensor systems, which could be integrated into dynamic agricultural control systems. Dynamic developments in sensors, control technology and telecommunications enable future technological advances in the area of precision farming.
In its first phase, this project conducts a preliminary analysis of climate change in Austria and its effects on agriculture. This analysis provides the basis for collecting information on locally adapted crop production systems at the regional level, as well as innovative agricultural technologies in general.
Keywords
Cultivation of land; Agricultural engineering; Plant cultivation;
soil cultivation; ground sensors; Agriculture;
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