Project general information:
Project: System for forecasting and warning of biotic risks in barley, oats and rapeseed crops – SYCPE
Financial support: The Executive Unit for Financing Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation (UEFISCDI); P2 Programme: Increase the Competitiveness of the Romanian Economy through Research, Development and Innovation; Subprogram 2.1: Competitiveness through research, development and innovation.
Project type: Transfer to the economic operator
Contract number: 112PTE/2022
Period: 2022 - 2024
The aim of the SYCPE Project is to reduce crop losses (barley, oats, and rapeseed), due to biotic risk factors, by carrying out phytosanitary treatments only at the right time and protecting the soil and biodiversity, avoiding their excessive application, as diffuse pollution with agrochemicals which represents a threat to soil and water table.
The Project's general objective is to align with the goals of the European Commission to reduce the impact of pesticide use on the soil by developing a forecasting and early warning system with the potential for commercial exploitation as a product. The Project will bring together the competencies of Syswin Solutions in the field of IoT technology applied to precision agriculture and the competencies of the Research and Development Institute for Plant Protection.
The innovation of the SYCPE system consists of integrating risk calculation and analysis modules represented by specific pests. The alert system will be focused on the automatic elaboration of the forecast and warning bulletins, specialized on the three crops, to which are added predefined models harmonized with the national and international legislation regarding the phytosanitary treatments executed, thus ensuring the traceability of the obtained crops. The SYCPE system, through its subsequent transfer to the market as a finished product, could be an essential tool within reach of farmers.
Coordinator: Syswin Solutions SRL, Romania
Partner: Research and Development Institute for Plant Protection, Romania
Informing the public about the start of the SYCPE Project, the proposed solutions, and the target
users was made on the occasion of the scientific event "Digitalization of plant protection - challenges and perspectives in Romania" organized by the Academy of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences "Gheorghe Ionescu - Şișești" – Field Plant Culture Section on September 22, 2022, Bucharest.