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In their pursuit of optimal yields, farmers face age-old dilemmas. Traditional methods, although proven over time, often lead to inefficiency in the application of plant protection products, leading to increased costs and environmental concerns. Additionally, a lack of precision in crop management leaves fields vulnerable to suboptimal resource use and potential yield losses. In vast farmlands, ensuring uniform application of agricultural practices remains a difficult task, further complicated by barriers to the adoption of new technologies. From the burden of modernizing machinery to the need for specialized training, farmers are navigating a challenging landscape as they strive to cultivate a future of sustainable agriculture.

As a response to these challenges, the Innovation Farm in Mold (Austria) aims to revolutionize farming practices. The aim is to implement the new arable farming system “Controlled Row Farming” (CRF) using tried and tested technology and Real Time Kinematic (RTK) positioning guidance systems, making it applicable to all major crops on the farm.

The full text of the good practice is available to read and download in PDF format from the AgriSkills 4.0 e-Learning platform, section “Good practices”. You just need to search for it by name using the search box.

You will find additional 45 good practices, initiatives and use cases in the AgriSkills Reference Catalogue titled “AgriSkills Guidebook on Digitalization in Agriculture”.

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