ENORASIS workshops in Poland (19/11/2014)
Two ENORASIS workshops were organized in Poland in the last two months from ENORASIS partner IUNG-PIB. The first one entitled “The capabilities for optimization of water use in agricultural irrigation in Poland” was organized on September 8th 2014 in JAAK conference room in Kolonia Laziska, close to one of JAAK’s fields, where ENORASIS farm pilot was located (http://www.jaak.com.pl).
The objective of the workshop was to demonstrate working ENORASIS system to farmers, agricultural advisory board members and water management organizations and to discuss practices and policies around the sustainable irrigation water use. 18 participants attended the workshop, lead by three experts from IUNG-PIB, working within ENORASIS project.
The live demonstration of ENORASIS system in the field raised large interest in participants, especially the possibility of the automation of irrigation as well as optimization of water use to save water and energy. The presentations induced wide discussions on agricultural production, irrigation support, equipment and current policies.
The second ENORASIS workshop in Poland took place on November 6th 2014 in the premises of the Centre of Agricultural Advisory in Radom, as a parallel event of two days national conference “The Practical Use and Implementation of Scientific Results in Plant Production”. With the title “Innovative Tools for Decision Support in the Irrigation of Crops on the Example of the ENORASIS System” , this workshop focused on presenting scientific results in basic research areas of ENORASIS ito scientists and agricultural advisory board members. The audience comprised 47 recognized experts in agricultural research from various research centers in Poland plus representatives from private companies dealing with agricultural advisory and innovation. The workshop was led by four experts from IUNG-PIB, working within ENORASIS project.
The live demonstration of the ENORASIS system, conducted after the presentations, using real-time setup with computer and sensors along with WSN components raised large interest among participants. Similarly as during the JAAK workshop the most recognized advance of the system was the possibility of the automation of irrigation as well as optimization of water use to save water and energy.