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SOILAssist is an interdisciplinary research project with the aim of taking a holistic view of agricultural soil protection when driving on arable land and to identify and avoid negative changes in soil structure and functionality at an early stage. Through adapted management, a favorable soil condition is to be maintained and improved.

Project objectives:

  • Development and implementation of an on-board assistance system for farmers and agricultural contractors to optimize the soil conserving traffic on agricultural land and to prevent negative changes in soil functions by optimizing machinery configuration, machinery routes on the field etc., and the overall management
  • Development of an decision matrix trafficability to support decision making of farmers for a foresighted planning of soil conserving agricultural management strategies
  • Recommendations and recommended actions for farmers, agricultural contractors, agricultural extensionists, and political consultancy will be established
  • Socio-economic consequences of different management options will be identified and assessed
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