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Robot- and drone-based tree vitality monitoring in tree nurseries


Niedersächsisches Ministerium für Ernährung, Landwirtschaft und Verbraucherschutz

Federal State

Lower Saxony and Bremen


Calenberger Straße 2
30169 Hannover

Website: External link to the authority

Project Title

Robot- and drone-based tree vitality monitoring in tree nurseries

Project description

The project RoboTreeSense deals with digital fitness monitoring of single trees in the tree nursery Bonk in Bad Zwischenahn, Germany, for early damage detection. Several optical sensor are mounted on a robot and a drone platform in order to detect spectral changes in the reflection pattern of the trees. Additionally, an electronic nose is used on both plathforms in order to detect the odor emission pattern of the trees, which should allow the detection of the onset of tree vitality decrease. This new monitoring approach improves the capabilities of the tree nursery to maintain the health of the plants with less resources.

Final report

Results and the Final report will be found here, as soon as the project is completed.

Key words

  • Outdoor horticulture and woody crops (incl. viticulture, olives, fruit, ornamentals)
  • Digitalisation, incl. data and data technologies

Main funding source

Rural development 2014-2020 for Operational Groups (in the sense of Art 56 of Reg.1305/2013)

OG contact information

Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Wilhelmsplatz 1
37073 Göttingen

Phone: 0551-3923571

Email: dirk.jaeger@uni-goettingen.de

Type of OG partners

  • Advisor
  • Researcher
  • Industry

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Project status


Total budget applied for in EUR


Link 1

project website of EIP Lower Saxony



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