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Integrating Precision Farming into Computer Games
Integrating Precision Farming into Computer Games

Integrating Precision Farming into Computer Games

Communicating the benefits of precision farming

The Integrating Precision Farming into Computer Games project will encourage agricultural stakeholders to adopt precision farming techniques and technologies. 

Precision agriculture is a farming management concept based on observing, measuring and responding to spatial variability in crops. For instance, the nutrient content or drainage of soil may vary across a field, which means a crop will require different management depending on its position in the field. Using precision farming techniques and technologies enables farmers to manage this variability both within and between different fields.  

This has a high potential to improve farming practices leading to increased technical efficiency, better use of inputs such as fertiliser and water, and therefore reducing the environmental impact of agriculture. Despite these benefits, the adoption of precision farming techniques and technologies by farmers remains low.   

This project will co-create a new precision farming module for a farming simulator game in order to help users experience the multiple benefits that precision farming can have. This game has the potential to reach a wide audience of farmers, agricultural students and other interested stakeholders in an accessible way.  

New Precision Farming module/DLC

The Precision Farming module was released on December 8th 2020 and includes the previously announced features of soil types, soil sampling and yield improvement through liming and fertilizing. The free DLC is available on ModHub for PC & Mac, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Infopage about module

MODHUB module download page

 

Introduction to Precision Farming:

Partners

The following partners are involved in the project

JOHN DEERE
University of Reading
University of Hohenheim
Grupo AN S.Coop
IARFR PAS

Project Lead

Thomas Engel
Institution

John Deere

Role

Activity Leader

Contact details

engelthomas@johndeere.com

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