EU Project

"European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas” , An article elaborated in the Department for Direct Payments, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Program name: Rural Development Program 2014-2020, Action 16 "Cooperation"
The project is implemented in a consortium called:


which consists of: Agro Smart Lab (leader of consortium), University of Agriculture in Krakow, Agrosan
Total budget of the operation: PLN 4 112 845,00
Aid amount: PLN 3 920 088,00
Assistance contract number: 00010.DDD.6509.00003.2019.06
Sources of financing for the operation: Advance payment and own contribution, European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and National Public Funds
Operation title: Country system of precise diagnosis of diseases, pests and fertilization needs in horticultural production
The purpose of the Operation is to improve the safety and quality of fruit & vegetables and reduce production costs, thanks to country decision support system for horticulture crops. Through:

  • Developing a disease monitoring and signalization system in field and covered crops, based on mathematical disease models and actual climatic conditions

  • Developing a predictions system for disease infections 24-48 hours before its occurrence on the basis of mathematical models and weather forecast

  • Developing a pest monitoring and signalization system based on automatic photo traps and mathematical (phenological) models of pest development - adapted to national climatic conditions

  • Creating a mobile application containing a disease and pest monitoring system and a field management

  • Developing innovative method on the Polish market for the rapid testing of macro- and microelements in soil and plants using XRF, FTIR, ICP spectrometry

  • Developing a method for predicting the risk of physiological diseases in fruits and vegetables caused by lack of calcium or boron in plants

  • The disease & pest monitoring and signaling system will be based on data from special meteorological stations and automatic photo-traps located in approximately 150 locations in Poland. Detailed research will be conducted in over 20 locations in Poland. Full implementation of the system is planned for 2023.