Bringing precision agriculture to the next generation
The vision of the EU-funded project DREAM is to reduce the environmental impact of agriculture introducing technological solutions tailored to meet plant needs and improve their growth.
Started in 2022, in 5-years we aim to introduce innovation in lighting, scientific instruments, and data processing to foster precision agriculture in optimized and controlled environments such as greenhouses, vertical farms, and indoor gardens.
Novel protocols and tools for plant sensing
Our tools report on the dynamics of photosynthesis regulation by relying on luminescent nanosensors & chlorophyll fluorescence as well as on modulated illuminations that are much closer to natural environmental light conditions. The resulting multi-parameter fingerprint could guide the design of plant-specific monitoring and assessment protocols to reduce the demands of water, nutrients, and pesticides.
The project in numbers
A MULTIDISCIPLINARY TEAM
DREAM will dissolve the traditional boundaries between sciences, including: