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Recommendation system by: Government


FaST is a digital platform aiming at providing farmers with the optimal nutrient management reccomendations for their farm, helping them abide by the Common Agricultural policy framework. It is a platform providing recommendations based on machine learning applied to image recognition, as well as the use and reuse of IoT data, various public sector data, and user generated data.

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Publisher Government
Name FaST
Countries covered Italy, Greece, Bulgaria, Belgium, Romania, Slovenia
Regions covered Whole country
Language Greek

Crops covered Wheat, Maize, Potatoes, Vegetables, Cover crops, Other cereals, Brassicas, Other crops
Nutrients covered Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P), Potassium (K)
Target soil pH Recommendations based on soil and cropping types Not Provided

Crops for Nitrogen Recommendation None
Nitrogen Analysis Options Organic matter, Total N
Soil Nitrogen Assess Method Estimated
Factors for estimated Soil Mineral N Soil type, Rainfall, Past management
Soil Nitrogen content measurement Kjeldahl method;
Crops for Phosphorus Recommendation Maize, Potatoes, Wheat
Soil Phosphorus content measurement Estimated
Phosphorus Sampling Frequency
Lab analysis method for Phosphorus
Crops for Potassium Recommendation Maize, Potatoes, Wheat
Soil Potassium content measurement Estimated
Lab analysis method for Potassium
Potassium Sampling Frequency
Potassium Measurement Method Lab Analysis
Soil available Potassium(Κ) from potash clays Does not account for potash releasing clays

Guidance for minimizing nitrate leaching Provided
Crops for which the recommended N rate is adapted depending upon nitrate leaching risk Wheat, Maize, Potatoes

Dry Springs Considered
Advice on irrigation for N recommendation Not Provided
Spring Crop N content Not Accounted for
Accepted methods for assessment of spring crop N content
Spring Crop P content Not Accounted for
Accepted methods for assessment of spring crop P content
Current in season crop N requirement Estimated
Basis for N Requirement Estimation Standard values for crop N content
Expected yields Estimated in season N requirement can be adjusted for expected yields
Basis of crop N requirements Crop approach
Current in season crop P requirement Estimated
Basis for P requirement estimation Standard values for crop P content
Expected yields Estimated P requirement can be adjusted for expected yields
Basis of crop P requirements Crop approach
Current in season crop K requirement Estimated
Basis for K requirement estimation Standard Yield
Expected yields Estimated K requirement can be adjusted for expected yields
Crops for which yield adjustments are made Wheat, Maize, Potatoes
Adjustments for Potato Recommendations
Recommendations on length of growing season, variety, haulm length and/or determinacy groups Not available
Available adjustments for potatoes Recommendations are not adjusted;

Adjustments for nitrate leaching, gaseous N-losses and Ammonia Mitigation
N adjustments to account for gaseous N-losses are included for Not included
Fertiliser types and additives change recommendation
Ammonia mitigation strategies used for manufactured fertilisers
Manure application methods used for reducing ammonia emissions
Organic materials nutrient content
Crop available N for different types of organic material Calculated
Organic materials for which crop available N is calculated Farmyard manure (cattle, goat, pig, sheep, horse, duck), Cattle slurry, Pig slurry, Poultry manure, Digestate, Biosolids
Crop available nutrients from organic materials accounted for Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P), Potassium (K)
Nutrients for which there is an option to input own organic material nutrient analysis -
Types of organic materials for which regulation stipulates a sampling requirement None

Guidance on fertilizer application timings Not Provided
Guidance on the rate of fertiliser to apply at each timing Not Provided
Number of fertilizer N applications in wheat 2
Application number between maize and potatoes Different
Number of fertiliser N applications in maize (or potatoes) In the case of potato crops, one (1) nitrogen application is recommended
P & K application frequency in winter wheat Once a year
P & K application frequency between maize and potatoes Does not differ
P & K application frequency in maize (or potatoes)
Crops with guidance available for the placement of fertilisers None