Digital Future Farm
PI: T.Been, C. Kamphuis, and I. Athanasiadis.
A digital twin will be built for arable and dairy farming systems: the Digital Future Farm (DFF). The DFF will provide researchers and farmers with an engine to model the nitrogen cycle of mixed farm systems with two aims:
- reducing the nitrogen use of the farm while maintaining or increasing crop yields, and
- minimizing the nitrogen losses on the farm itself.
The digital twin will employ modular components, each component representing a biophysical aspect of the farm (e.g. soil, crops, animals). Each component can be made custom to a farm and linking these components will result in a full-inclusive farm-specific digital twin. A machine learning approach will be used for the twinning process.