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On 16 December 2021, after the approval of the OU Senate, the Precision Farming Research Centre was established within the framework of the Obuda University Research and Innovation Centre, aiming to create an interdisciplinary research group and workshop to explore the practical application of modern technologies and their integration possibilities, especially for supporting precision farming. The centre also aims to support translational education, i.e. the up-to-date integration of high-level knowledge, technological development and application results of remote sensing, geoinformatics, sensor technology and artificial intelligence into education, which is a prerequisite for the sustainability, innovation and digitalisation of agriculture and related fields. Our Centre plays an active role in the dissemination, research and education of practical solutions for the rapidly developing agriculture and precision farming at national and international level. Focus areas: research and development of data collection tools, data sources and methods for supporting decisions in the field, and data evaluation methods. Based on previous national and international projects, educational experience (Precision Farming Engineering), successful cooperation with farmers and companies, the first work of the research centre has started. To support education and promote precision farming, an optional course "Introduction to precision farming technologies" (MsC training) has been developed to introduce precision farming technologies and to provide basic knowledge. The curriculum emphasises the practical applications of computer science and engineering in precision farming and other food production processes. Another aim is to involve university students in relevant research. Further development of the engineering curriculum is planned for this year, with a particular focus on the practical application of technology, data mining and the use of artificial intelligence.

Additional plans

  • To organise a summer university/camp for students from partner universities abroad.
  • Research proposals: drought monitoring, soil moisture estimation using remote sensing methods.
  • Building a database of corn variety trial results to support site-specific cultivation.

Verőné Dr. Wojtaszek Małgorzata
Head of the Precision Farming Research Centre
at the University Research and Innovation Centre