Potato growers can now monitor their crops even more easily and safely with WatchITgrow. To this end, VITO Remote Sensing cooperates with ILVO and the data sharing platform DjustConnect. Just like other farmers who register on DjustConnect, the growers get access to a personal dashboard on which they can approve or reject the sharing of their data. Stephanie Van Weyenberg: "ILVO, DjustConnect and VITO Remote Sensing are taking a big step towards a more efficient and sustainable, 'data-driven' agriculture'.
WatchITgrow is a well-known platform in the potato sector that gives growers access to extensive information about the growth and health of their crops. Users can easily store relevant data from e.g. a soil scan or harvesting machine on the platform and possibly exchange it with their customers or advisors. Jurgen Decloedt (VITO Remote Sensing): "This exchange is now easier via the central data sharing platform DjustConnect. By sharing data in a safe and structured way, growers will receive more and more data-supported advice in return and will, for example, be able to objectively demonstrate how much CO2 they are absorbing in the soil in order to grow more sustainably."
DjustConnect allows growers to consciously manage access to their company data without a lot of administration. This not only gives them more control, but also a good overview of who has access to that company data today and why. If the access is no longer necessary, the permission can also be withdrawn with one click. DjustConnect also makes it possible to connect digital applications with each other, resulting in even better, personalised advice and less administrative work.
The partnership was announced at the Interpom potato fair in November. WatchITgrow is the first working application of DjustConnect in the potato sector.