DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY

Institute for Precision Agriculture , under the direction of its Director Acad. Maxim Melnichuk , together with leading specialists virologists and veterinarians from Germany, Poland, Ukraine, Russia and China, as well as our leading partner company CPS Russia, led by Prof. Victor Kononov , carried out large-scale scientific research in the field of control of African swine fever (ASF). African swine fever (ASF) is an acute viral haemorrhagic disease in feral and domestic pigs, with mortality approaching 100%. The devastating outbreaks of ASF and the ongoing epidemic in Europe and Asia (from 2007 to date) emphasize the importance of this disease threat and the devastating consequences for the industry. There is no vaccine against ASF, only the early detection, constant monitoring and elimination of local foci of the disease remains one of the main approaches to disease control. Therefore, correct and timely diagnostic measures are crucial for the health of domestic and large pig farms. At the same time, the main attention should be paid to the wild fauna, because the fact that the main carriers of the disease are wild boars is obvious. According to the recommendations of the International Office of Epizootics (OIE), there are several approaches to diagnosing the ASF virus - these are traditional laboratory methods and alternative methods. The traditional method mainly involves virus isolation (hemadsorption), fluorescent antibody testing, detection of viral antigens in the FAO, and polymerase chain reaction. Alternative methods include all other methods that allow the diagnosis of a disease with high accuracy, specificity and reproducibility. After the emergence of ASF on the territory of Bulgaria in 2019, given the seriousness of the problem for the Republic of Bulgaria and the world as a threat to food security in many regions and the potential destruction of many sectors of the food industry, The Institute of Precision Agriculture became actively involved in solving this problem. The Institute for Precision Agriculture is completing the full adaptation of systems and technologies to the climatic and natural conditions of Bulgaria and the Balkans and will soon offer them to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry for analysis and experimental implementation in a separate region of the country.

Since March 2019, the Institute of Precision Agriculture, as a co-author of the technology together with the company "CPS" Russia, has developed and successfully implemented a test in the Belgorod region (region in the Russian Federation with the most developed pig breeding):

1) Hybrid Model "Geoanalytical Digital System for Forecasting and Preventive Measures against African Swine Fever" based on the compilation of the latest scientific advances in ASF, digital technologies, neural networks, and technical vision, unmanned information and warning technologies , specially adapted to the climate and natural conditions.

2) Technology for field diagnostics of the ASF virus with a minimal set of laboratory equipment and simple analysis technique, accessible even to non-professional users:

  • - Express method for detection of ASF DNA by diagnostic tapes;

  • - Express method for detection of antibodies against ASF virus using diagnostic strips

  • - Express method for detection of ASF antigens using diagnostic tapes;

  • - Express method for detection of antibodies against ASF virus using magnetic particles and fluorescent detector;

  • - Express method for detection of ASF antigens using magnetic particles and a fluorescent detector;

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"Institute for Precision Agriculture" , within the national program "STRATEGY FOR DIGITALIZATION OF AGRICULTURE AND RURAL AREAS OF THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA" actively works for the adaptation and development of " Smart Villages.

Smart Villages is a relatively new concept in the framework of EU policy, which covers rural settlements. This type of settlement - pays attention to digital skills, access to e-health, renewable energy and other similar basic services, innovative solutions for environmental protection, implementation of the circular economy, promoting the marketing of local agricultural products so that residents of these settlements to benefit from projects for intelligent specialization in the field of agriculture, tourism and culture. Renewable energy is one of the building blocks of Smart Villages.

"Institute of Precision Agriculture"

together with its international partners, is ready to offer its customers the following products:

Helical (Spiral) vertical wind generators.

Created by aviation technology together with the company AERO Ukraine. The rotor blades are made of composite materials and have an aerodynamic profile. Dimensions of the rotor: diameter - 1800 mm, height - 3000 mm.

The main advantages of such a design, in contrast to the classic wind generators:

  • Low noise. As a result, such wind turbines can be installed near residential buildings.

  • No wind orientation. No use of unreliable brushes is required to transfer electricity from the generator to the controller.

  • Automatic braking in hurricane winds. The wind generator does not require additional braking systems, as the maximum speed is limited by aerodynamic forces.

Exterior Venetian blinds with built-in solar panels

The first Venetian outdoor blinds in the world with built-in solar panels, a product of the company "SolarGaps" Ukraine, which makes energy free and accessible to all. A weird method of energy distribution that can power the offices, homes and even cities of the future. This radical way will help create a healthier, safer and more efficient energy system. The Institute of Precision Agriculture , together with SolarGaps can design individual and of all shapes and types, incomparable products that are flexible, efficient, safe and reliable. SolarGaps are smart blinds that automatically track the sun, producing energy while keeping your building cool; Installed on the outside of homes and offices, our blinds track the sun, providing active shading while generating enough energy to reduce energy bills by up to 30%; Customers who install SolarGaps on solar windows see an immediate reduction in energy costs; The electricity collected by SolarGaps can be fed directly back into the building's electrical network thanks to modern software;

Products:

  • Solar cells - 22.4% efficiency, 25 years of life. Self-cleaning coating ETFE, Swiss aluminum LaMels Generates - 100 watts per 1 sq.m

  • Inverters - converts solar energy into electricity, directly into alternating current. Globally certified for c-ETL-us, SAA, TUV;

  • Motor - robust and durable, running quietly (50 dB), from -20 to 70 ° C. Operated by SolarGaps electronic module;

  • App - Supports iOS and Android. Integration for smart home, remote access, performance reports, voice control and much more.
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