Agriculture has undergone continous developments in recent years due to the increasing demand for more environmentally friendly and efficient farming methods. One of these developments is smart farming, i.e. the use of digital technologies in agriculture. It includes the automation of work processes (e.g. by robots, drones), machine learning, sensor technology and the networking of devices and vehicles. As a result, smart farming will fundamentaly change agriculture and it is already increasing the need to adapt regulatory processes for the authorisation of agrochemicals.
Smart farming in the regulatory process
Smart farming technology in field studies
The smart farming earthworm study
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RIFCON is continuously working on the integration of smart farming concepts. Our current projects are
- Drone-based data recording from bird’s eye perspective
- Improved monitoring and observation studies of farmland species
- Compiling of topic related publications – currently in progress: Precision farming and current EU pesticide regulation – how does it fit together?
- Conducting a field study on effects of precision farming on the regulatory process of pesticides regarding soil ecotoxicology