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In the last few years, a large number of digital tools have been developed and have already been successfully implemented into practice.

Selected examples from the field of crop production and animal husbandry are presented in the following.

14 so-called experimental fields have been set up in Germany, in which various digital agriculture solutions are tested and further developed. One of the experimental fields is introduced here.

Experimental field: DigiMilch

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The DigiMilch project is being carried out by the Bavarian State Research Centre for Agriculture, with the Technical University of Munich as a partner. DigiMilch is one of the 14 experimental fields funded by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture.

The experimental field DigiMilch has set itself the goal of demonstrating the existing digital solutions for the field and barn. These are additionally checked for their suitability for family-run farms. The operational experience is recorded, existing gaps are presented and tips for possible solutions are developed. This process is accompanied by a forum of economic partners and manufacturers, intended to improve the networking of individual systems by reducing incompatibilities, an important concern in practise.

A team of 19 employees scrutinizes the entire process chain of milk production, starting with the management of agricultural fertilization and the calculation of sensor-based yield, through the feeding management to networked barn technology and animal-specific sensors. In cooperation with start-ups and renowned agricultural engineering companies new products are developed and tested.

Dr. Isabella Lorenzini works as a project manager at DigiMilch. She studied Veterinary Medicine at the Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich and then did her doctorate in the subject of "automatic lameness detection in dairy cows“.

Further information in German can be found on https://www.lfl.bayern.de/digimilch

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Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Animal Husbandry

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Dr. Markus Gandorfer is head of the Digital Farming Group at the Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Animal Husbandry - an institute affiliated with the Bavarian State Research Centre for Agriculture (LfL).

Markus Gandorfer studied Horticulture, then did his doctorate with a thesis on the economic and environmental evaluation of precision farming technologies, and finally earned his habilitation in Agricultural Economics.
His work focuses mainly on the evaluation of digital farming technologies and the acceptance of digital technologies in agriculture and society.

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MyEasyFarm - Precision farming software

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MyEasyFarm is a French AgTech start-up based in Reims, founded in 2017 by Francois Thiérart.
MyEasyFarm provides a solution for farmers and cooperatives to use precision farming in a simple and networked way for greater efficiency and sustainability.

The start-up is ISOBUS-certified and exchanges data with agricultural machinery - regardless of manufacturer - either using USB sticks or in a connected mode, for true variable rate applications and automated traceability. 

MyEasyFarm also provides a platform for food sector stakeholders (farmers, cooperatives, agro-industry) to measure and reduce CO2 emissions and storage in agriculture by changing crop cycle practices.

https://www.myeasyfarm.com/en/

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