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Expert symposium and field day on May 30 and 31, 2024 in Suderburg - Irrigation in arable farming - challenges and potential of innovations

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Mobile communications standard of the future

Faster, safer, further - the fifth generation of mobile communications is pushing digitalization enormously and should enable data transmission almost in real time. Lower latency and significantly higher transmission rates will open up new opportunities in a wide range of applications in addition to improved mobile communications.

5G in agriculture

With its high performance, the latest mobile communications standard creates the basis for new technologies in agriculture too. In the district of Uelzen, innovative approaches for demand-driven and differentiated field irrigation are being tested on a 5G-based test field.


The district of Uelzen uses #digitalNews to provide information on digital development and infrastructure in the region, fiber optic and mobile phone expansion, the "5G in agriculture" research project and other digital projects.

The project - 5GLa

The aim of the "5G in agriculture" research project is to test how field irrigation can be optimized in the future using 5G technology in a more efficient and resource-saving way. The new mobile communications standard makes it possible to analyze and process large amounts of data and communicate between different devices. Among other things, it should be possible to precisely determine the water status of the cultivated area, soil properties and plant status. The necessary sensors and sensor platforms as well as data processing methods are being developed in the project. A data platform will be created in which data from various sensors, agricultural machinery and other sources will flow together directly and be processed with the help of AI in order to derive an irrigation recommendation, which in turn can be passed on directly to the irrigation machine.

With strong consortium partners, the district of Uelzen has successfully participated in the 5G innovation program of the Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV), the district of Uelzen has obtained a three-year implementation grant for this.

5G innovation program of the federal government

With this funding program, the federal government is enabling the testing of 5G applications under real-life conditions. In addition to the Uelzen project, there are other agricultural 5G projects throughout Lower Saxony that are looking into the topics of precision farming and smart farming in various areas.


District of Uelzen

The local authority is the main applicant and assumes the role of consortium leader and project manager.

AGRAVIS Future Farm

The ideal environment for testing smart farming and new methods is provided by the experimental farm in Suderburg, whose team is responsible for field management.

Ostfalia university

The local University of Applied Sciences from the "Bau Wasser Boden" faculty in Suderburg contributes a high level of expertise and the necessary research spirit.


The provider Lünecom, which has been supplying northern Germany with high-speed Internet for more than 25 years, is responsible for providing and commissioning the fiber optic infrastructure.


The agile technology company is responsible for setting up and operating the necessary infrastructure and developing the AI-based software platform.


Also on board is the strong technology partner, which is one of the first technical service service providers that actually build 5G infrastructures and offers customized offers customized components.

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