SIP 5

SIP Leader: EMBIO Diagnostics

Sector: Arable/Cross-Sector / Tomatoes, Cucumber & Lettuce

Country of the pilot: Cyprus

Partners involved: GSC GR Farmers Fresh (3rd party)

Target group: Farmers, advisors, and compost experts.

Technology used: A combination of low-cost, deploy-and-forget, LoRaWAN IoT sensors and actuators will be utilised to enable the parallel monitoring of conditions (Temperature, Moisture, pH) and control (automated irrigation) of multiple compost piles in remote areas.
This will be combined with an easy-to-use portable BioElectric-chemical analysis sensor (BELD) capable of estimating NPK content of compost samples on-site and in near-real-time.
Short description and goal: The goal is to replace chemical fertilizers with organic compost, reducing costs, supporting organic production, and aligning with Green Deal goals. The compost monitoring ADS facilitates real-time monitoring of compost piles through sensors, automates the fermentation process, and provides on-site analysis of Nitrogen-Phosphorus-Potassium (NPK) content. The system, with a cloud-edge hybrid approach, aims to enhance efficiency, reduce manual labour, and achieve overall production efficiency in sustainable agriculture practices.

Project Coordination:

Prof. Christopher Brewster
Maastricht University

Minderbroedersberg 4-6,
6211 LK Maastricht,
Netherlands
christopher.brewster@ maastrichtuniversity.nl

Project Communication:

Maja Radisic
Foodscale Hub

Narodnog fronta 73, 
Novi Sad 21000, Serbia

maja@foodscalehub.com  foodscalehub.com

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