Fusarium graminearum and F. culmorum are the major origins of mycotoxin contamination. Producers, so far have no methodology to determine mycotoxin contamination of grains before harvest. Imaging sensor technologies including digital image analysis will be developed in this project to quantify Fusarium infestations in wheat fields shortly before harvest. Infestation rate will be correlated to mycotoxin contents in the grain. The camera will be carried on UAVs to create infestation maps. The output of the project is to generate georeferenced maps of contaminated (above threshold) and non-contaminated (below threshold) areas of wheat fields and use this information for intelligent machine path planning and in field logistics with the aim to achieve site-specific harvesting of grains for food (non-contaminated areas) and bio-energy use (e.g. ethanol). Contractors will offer this service to wheat growers.
Separating MycOtoxin-contaminated Wheat grains using Precision Farming technologies
Mycotoxins can significantly reduce food quality, especially in wheat production.
This project will develop an analytical service to authenticate organic milk and enhance transparency throughout the dairy supply chain. This responds to an increasing consumer demand for strong commitment of the food industry to robust authentication of organic food across the EU.
The development of organic supply chains that drive fair, transparent and healthy options for the consumer
The organic food supply system in Europe must rank among one of the most important in terms of trust. Our citizens make purchasing choices around organic food based on a wide range of issues which include sustainability, ethics, food safety and nutrition.
Using innovative technology to develop a healthy sugar substitute
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