BayWa Smart Farming Challenge 2021
Today, satellite data provide valuable services in agriculture: we use them to fertilise and irrigate crops according to need, to plant economically optimal flower strips and to predict the next harvest weeks in advance. And the potential is far from exhausted. This is why BayWa is involved in the international Copernicus Masters competition. This year, we are once again looking for new satellite-based applications for the agricultural sector in our own "Smart Farming Challenge" category.
In the eye of a satellite
For applications in agriculture, the data from the Sentinel-2 satellites from the European Copernicus Earth Observation Programme are primarily used. These are available to anyone and everyone free of charge. But it is specialists such as BayWa subsidiary Vista GmbH that make this data usable, for example for agriculture. Real landscapes often look like abstract works of art.
Florian Appel is Senior Project Manager at Vista GmbH from Munich.Vista supports farmers in their daily decision-making in agriculture with scientifically sound evaluations of satellite data.
Dr. Elisabeth Becker-Löffler
As Senior Project Manager Digital Farming, Dr Elisabeth Becker-Löffler advises BayWa customers on the use of satellite-based solutions – not only here in Europe, but also in Africa, for example.
As Head of Sustainability, Leonhardt Jancso is responsible for BayWa's sustainability commitment in the Global Produce business unit.
Katelyn Jones is responsible for strategic business development in BayWa's Global Produce business unit. Global Produce includes, among others, the New Zealand-based market leader in the fresh produce business with fruit and fruit vegetables, T&G Global.
As part of BayWa's Corporate Innovation business unit, Senior Manager Kristal Golan is always on the lookout for innovations.
As Chief Development Officer (CDO), Jörg Migende heads BayWa's development business in the agricultural and technology sectors. Jörg Migende studied agricultural science and was appointed in 2015 to build up a new BayWa "Digital Farming" division.
Dr. Josef Bosch
At the interface between software development and agriculture, Dr Josef Bosch has been working on data-based crop farming since the 1980s. He is head of the FarmFacts Academy as well as head of sustainable agriculture at BayWa.
Josef H. Bosch
Josef H. Bosch is a farmer himself. To ensure that farmers use resources such as fertiliser as optimally as possible, Bosch, as team leader in product management at NEXT Farming, develops appropriate sensor- and satellite-based solutions.
Dr. Wolfgang Angermair
As deputy managing director of the agriculture working group at bitkom, Dr Wolfgang Angermair, who has been managing director of Vista GmbH for many years, is actively driving the digital transformation in Germany.