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System for forecasting and warning of biotic risks in barley, oats and rapeseed crops – SYCPE

Updated: Jul 5

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



Stage 1 - Elaboration and demonstration of the functionality of the proposed new model.

30.06.2022 - 31.12.2022

Act.1.1. Development of the experimental model of the new SYCPE solution – Initiation.


Expected results

Evaluation of the hardware and software structure of the experimental model. ♦ Establishing the specifications of the new system. ♦ Hardware and software development of the SYCPE experimental model. ♦ Retrieval of databases and integration of mathematical models of pest growth/development. ♦ Adaptation of mathematical models related to diseases caused by specific pathogens for rapeseed, barley and oat crops. ♦ Adaptation of mathematical models related to the stages of development of harmful insects in rapeseed, barley and oat crops. ♦ Adaptation of mathematical models for forecasting BBCH stages related to rapeseed, barley and oat crops. ♦ Integration of 15 mathematical forecasting and warning models (9 diseases, 3 pests and BBCH stage of the three crops). ♦ Full definition of the processes that will be carried out at the level of data acquisition.

Achieved results

All undertaken activities have been completed.


Stage 2 – Functionality demonstration and realization of the new SYCPE product in an industrial environment.

01.01.2023 – 31.12.2023

Act.2.1. Completion of the development of the experimental model and Demonstration of the functionality and validation in laboratory conditions of the proposed model.

Act.2.2. Development of the initial reference (specification – initial version).

Act.2.3. Dissemination of industrial research results.

Act.2.4. Realization of the SYCPE prototype – Initiation.

Act.2.5. Initiation of industrial experimentation of the SYCPE prototype.


Expected results

Work in progress.

Achieved results


Stage 3 – Testing and validation of the new SYCPE product in an industrial environment.

01.01.2024 – 20.06.2024

Act.3.1. Completion of prototype manufacturing and testing. Demonstration and industrial validation of the SYCPE prototype.

Act.3.2. Development of the SYCPE manual for market application preparation.

Act.3.3. Innovation activities and support activities – Protection of intellectual property rights. Filing a patent application.

Act.3.4. Dissemination of experimental development results.


Expected results

Achieved results



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.

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