The second Portuguese SUPER-G farm network co-innovation workshop took place on 19th February 2020 at Hotel Vila Galé, in Lisbon. The workshop was well attended with a total of 32 Participants, 26 farmers attending.
The main objectives of the meeting were to:
- Introduce the SUPER-G project;
- Discuss the main local issues for permanent grassland (PG) management;
- Discuss the potential to investigate the use of new PG management options or emerging technologies by experimentation and demonstration.
Farmers mentioned several innovations to PG management in recent years, considering the most relevant: introducing new mixtures of seeds; new varieties that can resist to drought; monitor the soil quality; using sensors and drones and software to evaluate the permanent grassland.
The main issues that farmers were interested related to these innovations were increasing resilience and adaptation to extreme weather conditions, namely drought, and also diseases; correcting the soil in a more accurate way after soil analysis; using data captured with sensors, drones and satellites as a tool to improve decision making in planning and management of grassland and livestock.
Find below some photos from this day.