The EIT Food website is not compatible with Internet Explorer. Please visit our website with another browser, like Google Chrome, Firefox and Safari, for the best possible experience.
Separating MycOtoxin-contaminated Wheat grains using Precision Farming technologies

Separating MycOtoxin-contaminated Wheat grains using Precision Farming technologies

Mycotoxins can significantly reduce food quality, especially in wheat production. 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.

Partners

The following partners are involved in the project

JOHN DEERE
MASPEX
Queen’s University of Belfast
University of Hohenheim
University of Warsaw

Project Lead

Roland Gerhards
Institution

University of Hohenheim

Related projects

PERFECT - Plant Extract for Reduced-sugar Foods, including Extruded Cereals, bars & biscuits, using innovative processing Technologies
Innovation

PERFECT - Plant Extract for Reduced-sugar Foods, including Extruded Cereals, bars & biscuits, using innovative processing Technologies

Excessive sugar consumption is a contributing factor for a variety of non-communicable diseases (e.g. diabetes, that currently affects 9% of the global population). Moreover, low-sugar food products are not widely...

REIMS-based analysis platform for improved traceability and consumer purchase intention of high-end food products
Innovation

REIMS-based analysis platform for improved traceability and consumer purchase intention of high-end food products

In the last decades, a number of food crises, have threatened consumer confidence in the food industry, driving food business operators to go beyond mandatory traceability requirements and develop systems...

FROM WASTE TO FARM: insect larvae as tool for welfare improvement in poultry
Innovation

FROM WASTE TO FARM: insect larvae as tool for welfare improvement in poultry

Insect larvae will be reared on food side streams, allowing the valorization of secondary raw materials produced in excess from food industries, and then used as environmental enrichments in...

Related articles

A smart irrigation platform wins the ‘Innowise Challenge Lab’ in Spain

A smart irrigation platform wins the ‘Innowise Challenge Lab’ in Spain

29 September 2020

BioAgro, a smart irrigation platform, won the InnoWise Challenge Lab in Spain, one of the three final competitions where startups present their innovative solutions to water scarcity in Southern....

What is the role of the Farm to Fork Strategy in achieving zero emissions? Food Loss & Waste

What is the role of the Farm to Fork Strategy in achieving zero emissions?

21 September 2020

As part of the European Green Deal, the Farm to Fork Strategy sets out a vision to change the way Europeans value food sustainability and to position Europe as....