The Research Group IKB-Dürnast exists since 1.9.1998. The following
instituts are working there together (alphabetical order):
Chairman: Prof. Dr. H.
Vice-Chairman: Prof. Dr.
Coordination: Josef Böck
In this project four main goals are pursued:
Goal 1: Development and realisation of a concept for a plant production
information system with a central data base, a goal-directed data structure
and the definition of the data contents and interfaces to the activities
of data acquisition and task management (short: information system).
Goal 2: Development of an automated spatial data recording system for required
working time, operating recources, yields, parameters of soil management,
and for internal machine regulation and measured variables with the algorithms
for recording and processing as well as information transfer into the central
data base with the required routines for editing and refining (short:
Goal 3: Recording of plant growth, N-intake and available water and N in
the soil with non-contact measuring methods in the field with various remote
sensing methods with derivation of reference values for the online-control
of the N-requirement (short: plant growth).
Goal 4: Economic valuation of spatially variable management with a
cost accounting system on the farm-, field- and sub-field-level (short:
In a second phase of the project starting in the summer 2001 among other
things ecological effects of precision farming will be analysed.
The practical research is done at the
Station for Farm Management Dürnast, which is located near to
(Mode D)- satellite image (RGB: NIR, Pan, Blue; taken at the 25.06.98) scaled
above a relief model. The Dürnaster fields are marked in yellow (blue
color: mostly streets, houses; read color: mostly plants with high biomass;
green color: mostly non guarded soils or plants with low biomass; black color:
Generally the DFG put
up money for the IKB-Dürnast project. The technical equipment for recording
and storing spatial data was financed by the Director of Dürnast,
Dr. Alois Heißenhuber (Chair
of agricultural economics and farm management).