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  • 英文 English 
    Growing turmeric? There’s an app for that (2018/09/13)

    A smartphone for every farmer. That's the vision of an R&D team from National Chiao Tung University. This group of professors and students has created a "smart" system for growing turmeric root. The system is linked to a smartphone app that lets farmers manage the farm and optimize their harvest with a few taps of the screen. In the pilot stage, the smart farming system helped farmers boost the nutrient content of their turmeric, increasing their commercial yield by 3 to 5 times.

    Whip out the phone and pull up the app. With a few taps, you can set the bug lights on the farm to automatically switch on at night.

    Give it another tap and the sprinkler comes on a few seconds later. You can turn on the fertilizer dispenser this way, too. This high-tech system has helped farmers grow turmeric roots that contain three to five times the standard amount of curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric.

    Chen Wen-Liang
    Professor
    The entire turmeric root is edible. It has a high output value. We wanted to focus on turmeric to create a management and control system for root vegetables. In the future, we’ll direct our efforts to high-value crops used in Chinese medicine.

    This smart agricultural system enables the precise monitoring of all aspects of the crops’ environment. Variables such as pest and disease controls, soil fertility, moisture, light, and temperature can be adjusted using the app.

    Chen Wen-liang
    Professor
    Information on fertilizer, pesticides, irrigation and even the day’s weather – all that information is uploaded to the cloud. We can keep track of products using this control system. Through this, we are industrializing agricultural production.

    The team’s goal is to use smart technology to transform traditional farming. The team also aims to launch their system abroad and show the world what farms in Taiwan can do.

    中文 Chinese  
    交大研發高科技農場 手機APP遙控種薑黃

    你能想像,現在種菜也能利用手機來耕種了嗎?交大有師生共同研發出''無毒智慧科技農業系統'',以薑黃作為種植對象,利用各項感測儀器,結合手機APP,進行農場管理,而且第一波生產出來的薑黃,薑黃素可是大大超越一般市售薑黃粉的3到5倍!

    拿出手機,開啟APP,手指輕鬆按幾下,農場的驅蟲燈,在晚間就會自動打開。

    同樣按下手機按鍵,只要幾秒鐘,就能自動灌溉、施肥。這座高科技農場,已經成功種出薑黃素含量是市售3到5倍的薑黃粉。

    [[交通大學生科院副教授 陳文亮]]
    “(薑黃)全株都能做食用,在農作物的產值非常高。我們也想利用薑黃,來建立根莖類的一個管控系統,因為我們在未來,會以高單價的中草藥為主”

    無毒智慧農業系統,還能精準掌控環境數據,包含病蟲害、土壤肥沃力、水份、光照、溫度等,都能適當調節。

    [[交通大學生科院副教授 陳文亮]]
    “施多少肥,用多少農藥,灌溉多少水,整個所有訊息,包括當天的天氣環境底下全會上雲端,這樣管控底下,可以追蹤產品,達到讓農產品可以做工業化的生產”

    把科技結合農業,改善農產環境,相關團隊也打算把這項技術,進軍國際,讓世界看見台灣的軟實力。

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