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Project

Title
Entwicklung eines digitalen Monitoringsystems für Quarantänekrankheiten in Obstanlagen
Acronym
MONIQUA
Start
01.03.2021
End
28.02.2024
Coordinating Institute
Leibniz-Institut für Agrartechnik und Bioökonomie e.V. (ATB)
Partner
Julius Kühn-Institut (seit 01.01.08), Bundesforschungsinstitut für Kulturpflanzen
GEO-Konzept GmbH

Summary
The aim of the MONIQUA project is to establish a digital monitoring system for the early detection and localisation of quarantine diseases in commercial fruit growing. On the basis of image recordings and machine learning image processing methods, specific disease symptoms are recorded and mapped in large numbers, at different stages of development and with high spatial resolution in apple and pear stands. The initial focus is on the detection of leaf symptoms. Data on the course of the disease symptoms will be compared with geo-information from the meteorological services. The long-term goal is to establish a labour-saving and cost-effective high-throughput procedure as a control system for fruit production and breeding that enables continuous spatial recording and documentation of infections by quarantine pests.

Funding
Bundesministerium für Ernährung und Landwirtschaft (BMEL) / Bundesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung (BLE)
Funding agency
Bundesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung - Projektträger
Grant agreement number
2818712B19
Funding framework
Programm zur Innovationsförderung - Bekanntmachung über die Förderung von Innovationen zur Vermeidung der Ein- und Verschleppung von geregelten und neuen Schadorganismen an Pflanzen - Pflanzengesundheit