Collaborative project: Development of an online decision support system for the calculation of the necessary amounts of growth regulators in winter cereals. Subproject 3 (OPTI-Reg)
Project code: 2814906315
Contract period: 01.09.2017 - 31.10.2020
Budget: 37,081 Euro
Purpose of research: Applied research
The aim of this project is to develop an internet-based decision support system (DSS) for the selection of appropriate quantities of growth regulators in winter cereals in order to objectify and optimize their employ. Such a DSS is intended in particular to take account of the problem of balancing between the potential loss of profit due to excessive outflow on growth regulators since these can adversely affect plant growth in unfavorable environmental conditions. The final model can calculate an optimal effort of growth regulators at a fixed date, taking into account the influence factors such as location and varietal characteristics as well as the weather conditions prior and after the application. This is currently not possible because the relevant influencing factors on the relationship plant-location-growth regulators are not known. The DSS provides the farmer with all the information needs to make a treatment as resource- and environmentally friendly as possible.