WA Fruit Grandview Smart Orchard Field Day
Time & Location
About the Event
When: July 30th from 9am-12pm
Where: 3142 N. County Line, Grandview, WA
Who: Growers of any kind are encouraged to participate, industry workers, tech providers, or anyone interested in learning more.
Note: if you are not able to make it to the opening discussion feel free to drop in at any time between 9-12am and someone will be there to accommodate to your questions.
As we headed into 2021 growing season, we've been commissioned to expand to a second Smart Orchard site at Washington Fruit Grandview Ranch to focus on Honeycrisp apples, a high value and water sensitive crop. April 22nd, marked the official kick off day as researchers, land-grant universities, tech providers, and growers joined together to share their plans and tactics for this exciting project.
The overarching goal of the 2021 Washington Fruit Smart Orchard Project is to actively collaborate with the grower by tying disparate data sources from various IoT agtech sensors to precisely allocate and manage a growers resources like irrigation, soil, chemicals, labor, and weather while increasing yields and fruit quality to save money.
To obtain this goal, every collaborator has to communicate with the growers to understand their current decision making processes so that we can properly test the viability of each sensor and how agtech can improve their overall decision making processes. The end goal having a more precise allocation of resources, increased yield and fruit quality while saving money on irrigation, chemicals, labor, etc.
Join us July 30th @ 9am-12pm and learn from the collaborators, researchers, and tech providers that have made this project possible. Better understand the overarching goals, what kind of data is being collected, how the sensors work, and how this affects a growers bottom lines.
- First 10 minutes: In a welcoming Station, The Director of the project (Steve Mantle) as well as the delegates of each research team will be there.
- Brief history when project started and big goal.
- Introductions of the delegates and the research team.
- Explanation of the dynamics of the field day: Visits to the stations, collect information at each station, visit the area of the block where the technology has been set up, and come back to the station for questions or more information.