DIGISAD - Development and introduction of digital tools to support fruit production
Fruit production in Slovenia and beyond is becoming an extremely demanding industry due to the need to adapt to climate change, increasing environmental requirements, and specific market requirements, which both traders and consumers form. To help fruit growers adjust to changed conditions more easily, we will develop tools that will help them make decisions regarding the approach to producing the highest quality fruit while constantly searching for "internal reserves" and optimizing production processes to achieve economical production. The developed digital tools will enable easy and timely access data from meteorological stations. Digital tools will thus include a digital handbook with guidelines for identifying pests and diseases, early crop predictions based on fruit images, and a tool for determining critical points and the level of risk when transitioning to more demanding production systems (e.g. from conventional or IP in EKO). As part of the project, we will also continue developing a customized sprayer.