Digitization in agriculture sweeps like a tsunami over Swedish agriculture. Knowledge of its components and, above all, the profitability of investing in digitization is very low. The purpose of the project is to hold a competition in digitizing plant cultivation. The competition will be carried out in the spring of 2020. A select group of knowledgeable farmers will be invited to form teams which will be supported by advisors, machine companies, students and others . Measures implemented before and during the growing season are documented & evaluated to give indications about factors influencing profitability.
This application intends to develop knowledge before the competition by running a "pre-competition" during the spring / summer of 2019 with only one team competing against the staff of Alnarp's home farm.
Since the utilization of digital aids in crop cultivation is at a low level, there is great potential for the project to provide decision support for better profitability.