PREGA Science 2018


Precision agriculture in the past has been often associated with science fiction. This is no longer the case. It is not only the present, but our future as well.
This is why we have decided to organize the PREGA, the Hungarian Conference and Exhibition on Precision Agriculture, for the 4th time and the PREGA SCIENCE Conference for the 2nd time. These events are growing bigger each year and there were over 600 participants in 2017.
In 2018, we aim to continue to grow these conferences beyond the borders of Hungary to include Central European countries. Our efforts are done in the sprit of cooperation and knowledge sharing so that agriculture can reach efficiencies and success beyond anyone’s imagination.
While we are inviting many experts from the countries surrounding Hungary, our invitation list is not exclusively to the V4 region. Consequently, the PREGA SCIENCE conference will be held entirely in English so we can include as many experts as possible to participate in a topic that affects all of our lives.
In the morning session, international keynote speakers will be presenting the results of their work, which will be followed by sessions organized for precision plant production, horticulture, livestock, and digitalization.



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08:00 - 09:00 Registration
Plenary session
Nilus rooms
9:00 - 9:10: Opening - Dr. Zsolt Feldman, Deputy Secretary of State for Agricultural Economy, Ministry of Agriculture
9:10 - 9:13: Opening - Dr. Norbert Somogyi, National Agricultural Research and Innovation Center
9:13 - 9:15: Opening - Tamás Éder, National Chamber of Agriculture
9:15 - 9:45: Precision Agriculture: Past, Present and Future - Nicolas Tremblay, Ph.D., agr., Research Scientist for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada,President of the International Society of Precision Agriculture (ISPA) Precision Management Association
9:45 - 10:15: Proximal sensing technologies for agriculture - Viacheslav Adamchuk, Ph.D., P.E. from McGill University,Secretary of the International Society of Precision Agriculture (ISPA)
10:15 - 10:45: Coffee break
Session I. Sustainibility, Modelling, Economics of PA.
Chair: András Molnár
10:45 - 11:15: Research activity in PA in the last decade in terms of sustainability - Neményi, M.
11:15 - 11:30: The innovation process of precision crop production - along with economic theories - Takácsné, Gy. K.
11:30 - 11:45: Does earlier adaptation provide economic benefits? - Molnár, A., Kemény, G., Lámfalusi, I., Illés, I., Kiss, A., Gaál,M., Vári, E.
11:45 - 12:00: Application of LiDAR technology in cattle grazing areas - Kiss, N.É., Riczu, P., Budayné Bódi, E., Gálya, B., Tamás, J.
12:00 - 12:15: Use of hyperspectral database for precision plant production - Nyéki, A., Kalmár, J., Mesterházi, P.Á., Deákvári, J., Szalay, K., Neményi M.
12:15 - 13:00: Lunch break
Session III. Soil and irrigation
Chair: Péter Riczu
13:00 - 13:15: Elaboration of soil sampling strategy for variable rate sprinkler irrigation - Riczu, P., Nagy, A., Gálya B., Jóvér, J., Gorliczay, E.,Gross, M., Tamás, J.
13:15 - 13:30: Modelling of yield-influencing soil variables - Sisák, I. Benő, A. Szabó, K.
13:30 - 13:45: Irrigation water saving method Using Precision Technology - Takács, S., Helyes, L., Bíró T., Pék, Z.
13:45 - 14:00: Comparative analysis of mid-deep loosening and precision strip tillage - Nagy, J., Rátonyi, T., Harsányi, E., Bodnár, K.B., Nagy, F., Törő, Á., Ferencsik, S.,
14:00 - 14:15: Routine soil testing in Hungary: perspectives of the use of Infra-red and X-ray fluorescence sensor technology - Vona, V. M., Kalocsai, R., Kovács, A. J., van Erp, P.J., Vona, M.


Session II. Precision horticulture
Chair: András Jung
10:45 - 11:15: Possible correlations between remote sensed (UA-V) and in situ field measurements to describe grapevine canopy characteristics - Bálo, B., Szobonya, N., Vanek, B., Ladányi, M., Bodor, P., Váradi, Gy., Koch, Cs.
11:15 - 11:30: Application of Remote Sensing in Hungarian grape production - Sillinger, F., Jung, A.
11:30 - 11:45: Grapevine berry phenotyping by using elliptic Fourier descriptors - Bodor, P., Somogyi, E., Baranyai, L., Bálo, B.
11:45 - 12:00: Online light condition measurement in a raspberry plantation by means of a mobile snapshot imaging spectrometer - Jung, A., Kovács, L., Keller, B., Péterfalvi, N., Nagy, G., Dénes, F., Szalay, K.
12:00 - 12:15: Economical applicability of smart service in case of precision plant production technology - Lencsés, E., Zalai, M., Kovács, L., Kovács, A.
12:15 - 13:00: Lunch break
Session IV. Remote sensing and VRA
Chair: Gábor Milics
13:00 - 13:15: Evaluating the management zones using object-based image classification method - Burai, P., Milics, G., Stratoulias, D., Lénárt, Cs.,
13:15 - 13:30: Experiences in variable rate seeding in maize (Zea Mays L.) in Moson Plain, Hungary - Milics G., Szántó Z., Szalka É., Kukorelli G.,
13:30 - 13:45: Site specific fertilization and variable rate seeding for optimized maize breeding - Bűdi K., Bucsi, T., Szabó, Sz., Veres Zs., Láng V.
13:45 - 14:00: Remote-sensing based detection of spatial variability of pest damage in maize for precision pest management - Barnácz, F.E., Szalai, M., Láng V.
14:00 - 14:15: Comparison of management zone delineation methods used in precision agriculture - Veres Zs., Tóth, G., Bűdi K., Láng V.,
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