The Minister of Food and Agriculture Olaug Bollestad visits Apelsvoll


Max explains the advantages of a Hybrid drone to the minister

Between rain and spring work, the Centre for precision agriculture had the pleasure of receiving the minister of food- and agriculture Olaug Bollestad. Accompanied by local politicians and some leaders from NIBIO, the minister got an insight in the advances achieved within precision agriculture at Apelsvoll. Thermal cameras, HUGINogMUNIN upgrades, Multivehicle navigation including our new electrical tractor Arvaker followed by our autonomous robot tractor Alsvinn, The use of alternative substrates in strawberries production, And the development of a new method for more precise fertilization of berries were some of what was presented to the minister. The centre were particularly proud to unveil its newest project PRESIS, which is scheduled to begin in October 2019.

Chouaib shows the new electrical tractor to the minister

Showing the electrical tractor to the minister.

Håvard drives Arvaker, while Alsvinn follows it autonomously

Demonstrating the concept of multi-vehicle driving using a manned electrical tractor and an unmanned electrical robot tractor.

The minister tries out the new electrical tractor

A quick ride on the ARVAKER for the minister.

Tomasz explains the different substrates to the minister

Presenting the alternative substrates in strawberries production.