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ISPA Newsletter 8(1) January 2020: PA in Denmark Update, Upcoming Events, Jobs
Jan 15, 2020
2019 Precision Agriculture in Denmark
In 2019 28% of Danish farms occupying 66% of farmland used some type of precision agriculture (PA). Denmark is one of the few countries where the government statistics office collects information on the adoption of precision agriculture (PA). The data is from a stratified sample drawn from all farms with cultivated area registered with the government for administrative and regulatory purposes. The 2019 sample size was 6005 respondents. The Danish survey asked about Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), sprayer section control, software for planning nitrogen applications, satellite & drone images and crop sensors. Some key results:
  • In Denmark the most commonly adopted PA technology is GNSS guidance. In 2019 Real Time Kinematic (RTK) Global Positioning Systems (GPS) were used by 24% of farms covering 59% of cultivated area.
  • Sprayer section control has followed a similar pattern to GNSS guidance. In 2019, it was used by 14% of farms covering 40% of cultivated area.
  • In 2019 drone or satellite images were used by 5% of farms with 15% of cultivated area.
  • Crop sensors were used by only 2% of farms covering 8% of cultivated area in 2019.
  • As in most other countries, PA has been adopted first on larger farms in Denmark. For example, the average size of all farms is 83 ha, but the average size of farms using GNSS guidance is 202 ha and the average size of farms using crop sensors is 342 ha. 
For more information see: Denmark Statistics. 2019. “Mærkbar fremgang i avanceret landbrugsteknologi”. https://www.dst.dk/da/Statistik/nyt/NytHtml?cid=31408.
ISPA Communities and the 15th ICPA
ISPA Communities and the Next ICPA
Your ISPA Communities are getting busy for the 15th International Conference on Precision Agriculture in Minneapolis (June 28—July 1, 2020). Are you interested in On-farm Experimentation, Precision Nitrogen Management, Precision Agriculture in Latin America, or Precision Agriculture Economics, Profitability, Adoption, and Risk? Get ready for fruitful discussions!
Do you have an idea for a new dynamic ISPA Community?
Check out “Community guidance” to learn about how to start a new one and get involved!
A new ISPA Community on Artificial Intelligence in Precision Agriculture?
Interest has arisen for a new ISPA Community on artificial intelligence development and applications in Precision Agriculture. Should you be interested to comment or be part of the initiative, please contact past-president@ispag.org.
Upcoming Events
3-5 NOV 2023
1st International Conference on Innovative Technologies for Climate Change
Sousse, Tunisia
5 & 7 DEC 2023
#OFE2023 Farmer-centric On-Farm Experimentation 
8-11 JAN 2024
2024 International Conference for On-Farm Precision Experimentation
United States
21 FEB 2024
6th Annual Phosphorus Forum
Tempe, Arizona, United States
3-5 APR 2024
3rd Latin American Conference on Precision Agriculture (CLAP) and the 1st Dominican Congress on Precision Agriculture
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
21-24 JUL 2024
16th International Conference on Precision Agriculture 
Manhattan, Kansas, United States
3-5 DEC 2024
3rd African Conference on Precision Agriculture
Kigali, Rwanda
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