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Dongxihu Provincial Smart Agriculture Demonstration Base Was Put into Operation
2021-06-22 17:11
Source: District Media Convergence Center


What scene will we see in the countryside after the completion of smart agriculture?Here’s the answer: busy unmanned aerial vehicles can be seen everywhere in the field fertilizing, watering, spraying pesticides, taking pictures and archiving; farmers check the 24-hour real-time analysis report in the field at home or at the command station; at night, moth-killing lights and insect detection stations eliminate insects that cause damage to crops silently.

The ripening shine-muscat grapes grow under the care of the intelligent agriculture system.

“Smart agriculture is to gain more accurate insights into the natural environment and the laws of crop growth and transfer “living at the mercy of the elements” to “cultivating with weather known” through big data, cloud computing, and artificial intelligence. Smart agriculture is like an indefatigable and conscientious gatekeeper to safeguard farmers’ homes and industries with science and technology as its weapon”, responsible person of District Bureau of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said.

Water and fertilize the grapes to the minute

At present, the shine-muscat grapes of Qunli Group, Dongshan Street, is entering fruit bulge period, which can be harvest after one month.Chen Haiming, grower of shine-muscat grapes of Qunli Group and the head of Julonghai Cooperative, clicked on the “drip valve” upon receipt of a yellow warning message that the soil moisture of the greenhouse was lower than 70% on his mobile phone on the morning of June 15.Immediately, the pipeline buried in the ground in the greenhouse began to replenish the soil with water.

The integrated water and fertilizer system used by Chen Haiming is part of the provincial smart agriculture pilot project that was built in 2019, completed and put into use in May this year.Qunli Group, the core production base of Dongxihu Grapes with the National Geographical Indication, has 300 acres of land currently and a total of 16 farmers have taken the lead in using the intelligent system of digital agriculture cloud platform.

It is reported that the intelligent integrated water and fertilizer system can collect data such as crop soil environment, meteorological environment, planting, water and fertilizer management through sensors, generate fertilization and irrigation plan through model calculation, and control equipment to irrigate and fertilize automatically according to the plan.

“This drip irrigation system can water alone, and can water and fertilize at the same time.” The pipe of drip irrigation laid on the ground has a water outlet every 20 cm, which is set on both sides of the grape root.The water and fertilizer machine started automatically after Chen Haiming clicked on “start fertilization pump”. The system also gives different suggestions on watering and fertilization in each growth cycle of grape, and give different water and fertilizer ratio.

The reporter saw that there is a set of IoT data collection terminal outside the greenhouse, and the terminals is equipped with underground probes for solar panels.There is one in every 20 mu of 50 mu of vineyard. In addition, there is a set of small meteorological station in the field.Chen Haiming said that data collection can be realized and fed back to the digital agriculture platform through these devices.

Solar intelligent detection probe installed in the vineyard.

According to the five evaluation indicators of meteorological environment, soil environment, nutrient elements, agricultural operations, disease pest and weed.Farmers can adjust the items with lower scores according to the scoring.Thanks to the system,Chen Haiming said, grape planting no longer just relies on experience, but on scientific basis and precise operation method with this system. Planting data of the current year can also provide reference for the coming year.

Tracing system traces “the source” of grapes

The digital agriculture cloud platform can establish a transparent “resume” of the crop growth process and generate a unique traceability QR code in the process of crop growth.Digital Agriculture Product Manager of Alibaba Cloud Computing Co., Ltd., project partner, introduced “Agricultural product traceability system will be launched together with shine-muscat grapes. All Sunshine Roses sold this year will have a QR code affixed to their packaging. You can find out where the grapes are from, watch a growing video of the grapes, see the thickness of the skins, the weight of each fruit and the amount of sugar in the grapes you are buying and buy directly by scanning the QR code”.

Farmers can learn about the sales and consumers’ purchasing intentions on the platform based on the number of traceability, purchase locations and other information.In addition, the intelligent agricultural sales system on the digital agricultural cloud platform can collect agricultural product price sales and channel information through the Internet, Price Bureau and other related channels, display agricultural product price indicators according to time and geographic location dynamically, and help farmers grasp the specific sales of products in real time, so as to provide visual and intelligent tools for effective pricing and channel orientation of agricultural products.

“Grapes were sold to other places through wholesalers in the past, and farmers did not know the sales situation and consumer feedback.”The responsible person introduced that farmers can improve the taste and achieve refined planting after mastering sales data and consumer feedback through the platform.“This project is the first smart agriculture pilot project carried out by Alibaba Group in Hubei Province.”

District Bureau of Agriculture and Rural Affairs

Relevant responsible person of Dongxihu District Bureau of Agriculture and Rural Affairs introduced that the project, as the first batch of pilots for the Hubei Province Smart Agriculture Project, aims to carry out plant networking application demonstrations, realize meteorological collection, insect forecasting, precise fertilization, integration of watering and fertilization, reduce use amount of nitrogen fertilizer, reduce pollution, improve the ecological brand of agricultural products and increase the added value of planting through the origin traceability system. The system will be promoted and used in more farmers in the future.

“Agricultural brain” is beginning to take shape

The 200 mu of nursery gardens of Weinong Seedling is also one of the pilot projects in addition to the 300 mu of vineyards of Qunli Group.The refined management of seedlings will be further developed, the “tailored” smart home model will be transferred to the nursery, and automated control will be fully deployed based on the relatively complete infrastructure here.Weinong Seedling will promote the integration and collection of agricultural-related data resources, form a data resource center by taking the big data Internet of Things platform as the core, realize the level of authority management and build nodes of Dongxihu agricultural and rural Internet of Things architecture through unified top-level design, standard system and user management.

Xie Qiang, Senior Project Manager of Hubei Branch of China United Network Communications Group Co., Ltd., the project builder, introduced that the whole project is constructed based on the framework of “1 + 3 + N” (one platform, three types of applications and N professional service subsystems).“One platform” refers to establish an agricultural and rural big data Internet of things comprehensive service platform.“Three types of applications” refer to agricultural production, management and rural governance.“N professional service subsystems” refer to each IOT professional service subsystem at the three applications.

A large screen with a whole wall in conference room 506 of District Bureau of Agriculture and Rural Affairs will become the central brain of the “smart agriculture” to coordinate all relevant data for the in-depth planning and development of regional agriculture.“We can see all the information collected by the ‘smart port’ and grasp the agricultural development and operation in the region accurately while sitting here.”Relevant staff of information agriculture of District Bureau of Agriculture and Rural Affairs believe that “precision, accurateness and refinement” is the main feature of digital agriculture.The project of smart agriculture puts forward the concept of “agricultural brain”, which will integrate new technologies with the Internet of things deeply, subvert the traditional agricultural and rural thinking and behavior, and promote the “leapfrog” development of agriculture and rural areas by relying on the advantages of cloud data.


Dongxihu Provincial Smart Agriculture Demonstration Base Was Put into Operation
2021-06-22 17:11
Source: District Media Convergence Center


What scene will we see in the countryside after the completion of smart agriculture?Here’s the answer: busy unmanned aerial vehicles can be seen everywhere in the field fertilizing, watering, spraying pesticides, taking pictures and archiving; farmers check the 24-hour real-time analysis report in the field at home or at the command station; at night, moth-killing lights and insect detection stations eliminate insects that cause damage to crops silently.

The ripening shine-muscat grapes grow under the care of the intelligent agriculture system.

“Smart agriculture is to gain more accurate insights into the natural environment and the laws of crop growth and transfer “living at the mercy of the elements” to “cultivating with weather known” through big data, cloud computing, and artificial intelligence. Smart agriculture is like an indefatigable and conscientious gatekeeper to safeguard farmers’ homes and industries with science and technology as its weapon”, responsible person of District Bureau of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said.

Water and fertilize the grapes to the minute

At present, the shine-muscat grapes of Qunli Group, Dongshan Street, is entering fruit bulge period, which can be harvest after one month.Chen Haiming, grower of shine-muscat grapes of Qunli Group and the head of Julonghai Cooperative, clicked on the “drip valve” upon receipt of a yellow warning message that the soil moisture of the greenhouse was lower than 70% on his mobile phone on the morning of June 15.Immediately, the pipeline buried in the ground in the greenhouse began to replenish the soil with water.

The integrated water and fertilizer system used by Chen Haiming is part of the provincial smart agriculture pilot project that was built in 2019, completed and put into use in May this year.Qunli Group, the core production base of Dongxihu Grapes with the National Geographical Indication, has 300 acres of land currently and a total of 16 farmers have taken the lead in using the intelligent system of digital agriculture cloud platform.

It is reported that the intelligent integrated water and fertilizer system can collect data such as crop soil environment, meteorological environment, planting, water and fertilizer management through sensors, generate fertilization and irrigation plan through model calculation, and control equipment to irrigate and fertilize automatically according to the plan.

“This drip irrigation system can water alone, and can water and fertilize at the same time.” The pipe of drip irrigation laid on the ground has a water outlet every 20 cm, which is set on both sides of the grape root.The water and fertilizer machine started automatically after Chen Haiming clicked on “start fertilization pump”. The system also gives different suggestions on watering and fertilization in each growth cycle of grape, and give different water and fertilizer ratio.

The reporter saw that there is a set of IoT data collection terminal outside the greenhouse, and the terminals is equipped with underground probes for solar panels.There is one in every 20 mu of 50 mu of vineyard. In addition, there is a set of small meteorological station in the field.Chen Haiming said that data collection can be realized and fed back to the digital agriculture platform through these devices.

Solar intelligent detection probe installed in the vineyard.

According to the five evaluation indicators of meteorological environment, soil environment, nutrient elements, agricultural operations, disease pest and weed.Farmers can adjust the items with lower scores according to the scoring.Thanks to the system,Chen Haiming said, grape planting no longer just relies on experience, but on scientific basis and precise operation method with this system. Planting data of the current year can also provide reference for the coming year.

Tracing system traces “the source” of grapes

The digital agriculture cloud platform can establish a transparent “resume” of the crop growth process and generate a unique traceability QR code in the process of crop growth.Digital Agriculture Product Manager of Alibaba Cloud Computing Co., Ltd., project partner, introduced “Agricultural product traceability system will be launched together with shine-muscat grapes. All Sunshine Roses sold this year will have a QR code affixed to their packaging. You can find out where the grapes are from, watch a growing video of the grapes, see the thickness of the skins, the weight of each fruit and the amount of sugar in the grapes you are buying and buy directly by scanning the QR code”.

Farmers can learn about the sales and consumers’ purchasing intentions on the platform based on the number of traceability, purchase locations and other information.In addition, the intelligent agricultural sales system on the digital agricultural cloud platform can collect agricultural product price sales and channel information through the Internet, Price Bureau and other related channels, display agricultural product price indicators according to time and geographic location dynamically, and help farmers grasp the specific sales of products in real time, so as to provide visual and intelligent tools for effective pricing and channel orientation of agricultural products.

“Grapes were sold to other places through wholesalers in the past, and farmers did not know the sales situation and consumer feedback.”The responsible person introduced that farmers can improve the taste and achieve refined planting after mastering sales data and consumer feedback through the platform.“This project is the first smart agriculture pilot project carried out by Alibaba Group in Hubei Province.”

District Bureau of Agriculture and Rural Affairs

Relevant responsible person of Dongxihu District Bureau of Agriculture and Rural Affairs introduced that the project, as the first batch of pilots for the Hubei Province Smart Agriculture Project, aims to carry out plant networking application demonstrations, realize meteorological collection, insect forecasting, precise fertilization, integration of watering and fertilization, reduce use amount of nitrogen fertilizer, reduce pollution, improve the ecological brand of agricultural products and increase the added value of planting through the origin traceability system. The system will be promoted and used in more farmers in the future.

“Agricultural brain” is beginning to take shape

The 200 mu of nursery gardens of Weinong Seedling is also one of the pilot projects in addition to the 300 mu of vineyards of Qunli Group.The refined management of seedlings will be further developed, the “tailored” smart home model will be transferred to the nursery, and automated control will be fully deployed based on the relatively complete infrastructure here.Weinong Seedling will promote the integration and collection of agricultural-related data resources, form a data resource center by taking the big data Internet of Things platform as the core, realize the level of authority management and build nodes of Dongxihu agricultural and rural Internet of Things architecture through unified top-level design, standard system and user management.

Xie Qiang, Senior Project Manager of Hubei Branch of China United Network Communications Group Co., Ltd., the project builder, introduced that the whole project is constructed based on the framework of “1 + 3 + N” (one platform, three types of applications and N professional service subsystems).“One platform” refers to establish an agricultural and rural big data Internet of things comprehensive service platform.“Three types of applications” refer to agricultural production, management and rural governance.“N professional service subsystems” refer to each IOT professional service subsystem at the three applications.

A large screen with a whole wall in conference room 506 of District Bureau of Agriculture and Rural Affairs will become the central brain of the “smart agriculture” to coordinate all relevant data for the in-depth planning and development of regional agriculture.“We can see all the information collected by the ‘smart port’ and grasp the agricultural development and operation in the region accurately while sitting here.”Relevant staff of information agriculture of District Bureau of Agriculture and Rural Affairs believe that “precision, accurateness and refinement” is the main feature of digital agriculture.The project of smart agriculture puts forward the concept of “agricultural brain”, which will integrate new technologies with the Internet of things deeply, subvert the traditional agricultural and rural thinking and behavior, and promote the “leapfrog” development of agriculture and rural areas by relying on the advantages of cloud data.