The use of data gathered by IoT applications in fruit producing companies to support management decisions is investigated. Two main cases are currently under research: On the one hand, the use of small-scale sensor networks in tunnels to assess the heterogeneity of the climate in a tunnel and assist growers in the decision to ventilate or not, or to administer a plant-protection agent or not. On the other hand, small-factor but independently operating weather stations are tested to support growers in the decision to re-treat the orchard or not after a rain event.

Contact: Wim Verjans (, Serge Remy (

Timing: 1/06/2018-31/05/2021 (renewed)

Financing: Vlaanderen – Vlaams Actieplan Hardfruit