Kick off new Topsector T&U project Transition To A Data Driven Agriculture (TTADDA)
In February, the “Transition To A Data- Driven Agriculture (TTADDA) – for a new Dutch & Japanese Potato Circular Value Chain” Program kicked off. Activities in Japan will kick-off early June 2020.
The project is supported by grants of the Topsector Tuinbouw & Uitgangsmaterialen and by the Japanese Government. Besides the TTADDA project, three other Topsector Projects in which OnePlanet Research Center participates have been granted. We will inform you more about these projects in future newsletters.
OnePlanet Research Center takes part in a promising international partnership, initiated by Wageningen University & research and The National Agriculture and Food Research Organization or NARO; the core institute in Japan for conducting research and development on agriculture and food. The TTADDA program brings together plant science and novel sensor technology with AI and robotics to optimize the potato chain. Industry partners and knowledge institutes work closely together.
Within the TTADDA program, we will take a closer look at above-ground plant stress detection and identification by investigating the use of THz spectroscopy and imaging to detect plant stress as a possible extension of hyperspectral imaging. OnePlanet Research Center sees mmWave and THz imaging as future imaging technologies that may be used to make the invisible visible and will further investigate if (sub)THz frequencies can be used within a sensor-fusion approach for the detection of plant stress.
OnePlanet Research Center will contribute by exploring below-ground phenotyping technologies by investigating techniques for monitoring tuber development below ground, with initial focus on electrical impedance tomography. The possibilities of using a dedicated ground penetrating radar is being explored.