Canadian Spud CongressPrecision Ag on the Potato Farm

Precision Ag on the Potato Farm


Across agriculture, technology is becoming more important. In the potato industry there aren’t as many options available, but Dutch grower Jacob van den Borne is working to change that. van den Borne works with precision agriculture companies on his farm to develop and test different technology. This presentation explains some of his work.


Jacob van den Borne
Dutch potato grower Jacob van den Borne

Jacob van den Borne

Jacob van den Borne is the owner of Van den Borne Potatoes and is an arable farmer in the Netherlands. In 2004, he received his bachelor’s degree in arable farming and soon after he became involved with national precision farming research and development. Today, Jacob is a forerunner in the use of precision farming technology with a strong belief precision agriculture is the way the next generation of farmers can really start to understand location specific growing processes and minimize environmental impact.

After more than 10 years experimenting and applying precision farming at scale, Jacob co-founded on his property the Practice Centre for Precision Agriculture, an official Smart Industry Field lab, with the goal to help suppliers and colleague farmers discover benefits in using technology and data to better understand nature and get more sustainable yields.

The Canadian Spud Congress was held on Feb. 24 to 25, 2021. This was one of the presentations from it.

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