Project FarmTelemetry (Sub-Grant Agreement 200-4521) (2016) consisted in providing a system to improve farm effectiveness by optimizing the level of farm inputs, such as the energy needed to power agricultural machinery on the fields, energy for the transport of inputs and outputs of production. The aim was to know the energy consumption of the crops on individual fields, by calculating the energy potential of specific crops on specific fields.
- This was pursued through:
- Tracking the machinery fleet in real time,
- Evaluating economic efficiency of the crop management treatments within the fields,
- Evaluating machinery passes on the soil environment. This includes detailed analysis of the tractor trajectories within the fields considering the site specific conditions.