Improvement of malting barley homogeneity by precision farming

Hannele Sweins, Jouko Kleemola, Raimo Kauppila, Annika Wilhelmson, Juhani Olkku, Erja Kotaviita, Pekka Reinikainen, Silja Home

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Homogeneity is an important quality parameter of barley and malt. Within a single field there can be a big variation in crop yield and quality e.g. protein content due to differences in water resources and in soil structure. The magnitude of the variation was monitored and the crop yield was predicted using aerial images. As expected the crop yield and protein content varied and this variation was reflected in malt quality. The ultimate goal is to use aerial images and soil data for optimisation of inputs, prediction of crop yield and quality, and exclusion of low quality plots during harvesting.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 29th EBC Congress, Dublin 2003
PublisherFachverlag Hans Carl
ISBN (Print)90-70143-22-4
Publication statusPublished - 2003
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event29th European Brewery Convention EBC Congress 2003 - Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 17 May 200322 May 2003


Conference29th European Brewery Convention EBC Congress 2003


  • agriculture
  • barley quality
  • homogeneity
  • proteins
  • satellite
  • yield

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