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Fertilizing 2.0: Simple, precise and digital

A new technology will make fertilizing in the field quick, easy and precise in the future. Thanks to the combination of biosensor test strips and satellite-based remote sensing data, the Technical University of Munich (TUM) is developing a method for determining the nutritional status of grain and the ideal amount of fertilizer. The automatic import of digital analysis data into on-board agricultural technology should save time and prevent over-fertilization in the future. The Straubing campus plays a key role within TUM in the development of environmentally friendly technologies.

The right point

In addition to light and water, plants also need nutrients to grow, which must be supplied. Targeted fertilization in agricultural crops is a guarantee of success for yield and environmentally friendly cultivation. Scientists have long been investigating methods and techniques to ensure the nutrition of plants in a way that conserves resources. The aim is to determine the exact amount of fertilizer required for each growth phase and to use technologies that allow plant nutrients to be placed on the field as precisely and accurately as possible.

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