SFCOLAB - Smart Farm Collaborative Laboratory
The Collaborative laboratory for the Digitalisation of the Agriculture
The SFCOLAB is a private non-profit organisation owned by private companies, research organisations, and universities, targeting applied research (TRL5-8) and services for the digitalisation of the Agriculture and addressing the current challenges of climate change, farm digitalization and circular economy.
Control of Pests and Diseases
Efficient Use of Soils
The research and innovation agenda will be focused on the smart use of resources to create smart products using smart equipment, and decision tools. Advanced agricultural machinery solutions can help farm holdings – regardless of their size – to operate in a
profitable, competitive and sustainable manner.
This Research Line aims to maximize the added value and potentiate the National generated horticulture, fruticulture and viticulture products accordingly to the present paradigm for sustainable farming systems and consumers demanding
Smart Decision System (SDS), aims to develop an ecosystem of applications (apps) to support the decision-making process of the stakeholders in the agri-food sector of west region, that includes the production areas of horticulture, fruticulture and viticulture.
The SDS will use heterogeneous sources of data (e.g., sensor data, drone (UAV and UGV) images, weather information, etc.) that are stored and processed in a cloud environment in order to produce automatic actions in different actuators, such as irrigators, fertilizers, etc.
The SMART FARM CoLAB aims to develop a Sustainable Resource Management framework integrating precise maximization of key resources (including soil) usage efficiency, towards neutral carbon and zero waste farming systems resilient to climate changes (SMART USE)
The main goal is doing Research and Innovation activities about SMART Intelligent Farm Machinery to support precision soil preparation, seeding, crop
management (fertilization, crop protection, and irrigation), and harvesting.
SMART CONTROL & MONITORING
SMART farming requires SMART monitoring. The primary goal here is to research and develop multi-modal data collection, merging and integration systems, and support farm operations decisions. This research line serves as a perception layer and data source for SMART APPLICATIONS and SMART PRODUCT, and also makes use of the SMART robots from SMART MACHINERY.