Novel technology for site-specific tillage and seeding

PhD defence, Thursday 15 March 2018, Søren Kirkegaard Nielsen

2018.03.15 | Helle Karvonen

Søren Kirkegaard Nielsen

During his studies, Søren Kirkegaard Nielsen researched novel technologies for site-specific sensing and control of tillage and seeding operations. He developed novel systems for site-specific mouldboard ploughing via section and depth control to improve work quality and reduce energy input. Furthermore, a system for “on-the-go” site-specific sensing and control of seeding depth was developed to improve crop establishment and resource utilization.

The findings from the research provide insight into the use modern sensor and control technologies for site-specific agricultural field operations to improve work quality and crop growth, and reduce environmental impact.

The PhD study was an interdisciplinary research in collaboration between Agro Intelligence ApS and Department of Agroecology and Department of Engineering, Aarhus University.

This resumé was prepared by the PhD student.

Time: Thursday 15. March 2018 at 13.00
Place: 8814-3075, Auditorium, Research Center Foulum, Aarhus University
Title of dissertation: Sensing and control of implements for site-specific field operations
Contact information: Søren Kirkegaard Nielsen, e-mail:, tel.: +45 91 89 47 00
Members of the assessment committee:
Professor Abdul Mounem Mouazen, Department of environment, Ghent University, Belgium

Head of Center Martin Heide Jørgensen, The Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

Professor Mathias N. Andersen, Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University, Denmark (chair)

Main supervisor:
Senior Researcher Lars Juhl Munkholm, Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University

CEO and Adjunct Professor Ole Green, Agro Intelligence ApS

Senior Researcher Mathieu Lamandé, Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University

Senior Advisor Michael Nørremark, Department of Engineering Agroecology, Aarhus University

Language: The PhD dissertation will be defended in English

The defence is public.
The dissertation is available for reading at the Graduate School of Science and Technology/GSST, Ny Munkegade 120, building 1520, rooms 128-134, 8000 Aarhus C.

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