The world of agricultural machineries is quickly changing with the evolution of modern, competitive and sustainable farming.
Precision agriculture, a farming management concept based upon observing, measuring and responding to inter and intra-field variability in crops, or to some aspects of animal rearing, is a new frontier based on use of innovative technologies, such as Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) and aiming at a rational adoption of decisions and planned agricultural works well balanced between competitiveness and sustainability. This concept has been simply explained as a way to “apply the right treatment in the right place at the right time”. If this is the scenario for the mechanization of agriculture in the 3rd millennium, the principle to use innovative and low-cost technologies to improve farming sustainability and competitiveness is a mandatory choice for all farmers. That is why it is necessary to plan efforts and resources to train the majority of farmers and more specifically all the youngsters, on the correct use of farming machinery, the most advanced as well as the less modern but still at work machineries.
Use of pesticides and sprayers is one of the most important farming issues. Pesticide applications must be done with extreme care due to the negative effects on environment and human health.
This is also a requirement for safe and sustainable agriculture. In this context, it can be said that proper and correct use of the machines used in pesticide applications, and proper adjustment and maintenance of the machines, have the preventive effects of pesticides. It should not be forgotten that this is a mandatory application in terms of operator health and safety as well as protection of the environment. In this project, it is aimed to develop innovative applications that take into account the environmental and food safety of the application, as well as providing occupational health and safety in plant protection pesticide applications.