On Wednesday December 3, starting at 15h00, an open session on FruitLook is organized at Elsenburg by the Western Cape Department of Agriculture. Over the last seasons scientific research and practical application of FruitLook in the field gave insight in the possiblities offered by FruitLook to improve resource management on farms. During this event Dr. Albert Strever / Tara Southey (Department of Viticulture; Stellenbosch) in cooperation with Dr. Caren Jarmain will present on their validation research and the possible role of satellite data in the wine industry. Nelius Kapp (Prophyta) will present a number of high level applications of FruitLook which are an important component of his day-2-day work as a consultant on deciduous fruits. This includes for example the evaluation of irrigation scheduling.
In general the goal of this session is to enable new, existing and expert FruitLook users from various disciplines to interact and inspire eachother to take the interpretation of the data to a higher level. The FruitLook Forum will end with snacks and drinks.
Attending this session is completely free. Please subscribe via email@example.com before Friday November 28.
The project is executed by eLEAF Competence Center from the Netherlands. The FruitLook service is funded by the Department of Agriculture: Western Cape. The launch of FruitLook in 2011, as a successor to GrapeLook, was funded by Department of Agriculture: Western Cape with support of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, HortGro and the Integrated Applications Promotion program of the European Space Agency (ESA).Data accuracy assemsents have been performed by the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), South Africa.