DemoFarms by AUA
DemoFarms is an initiative launched by the Agricultural Engineering Laboratory in collaboration with the Phytopathology, Entomology and Weed Science Laboratories and the Hellenic Crop Protection Association. The project aims to create several demonstration farms that are open to the public and act as open demonstration farms so that consumers and the public interested in new technologies and cutting-edge research carried out by the project partners can visit them in groups. In this way, consumers can learn about the agri-food sector and raise their awareness of the food production process and the use of digital technologies. Activities include, among others, crop protection using novel technologies such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or simply drones) and robotic systems, monitoring pest populations and infestation levels using digital tools, and implementing plant disease models to prevent disease outbreaks in time.