Farmers are increasingly using new technologies to gather and process data to deliver economic and environmental insights and increase farm performance. Smart ways to collect, manage and share data can help farmers work more precisely, efficiently and sustainably. The Swedish innovative project ‘Better decisions for cultivation strategy’ is creating a digital data service for farmers, advisors and researchers to optimise their daily decisions.
Project manager Anna-Carin Almqvist explains: “Our service will provide data from seven years of field trials across Sweden, registered in the Nordic Field Trial System, merged with geological and weather data. It will allow users to search a range of crops and varieties, and compare different varieties and characteristics including region and trial year, soil and cultivation type, yield and weather parameters, straw strength and thousand grain weight, but also different diseases and more. By entering their on-farm conditions, farmers will get customised results that are relevant for their farm.”