Plzeňský Prazdroj: For Hops – artificial intelligence at the hop farm
The project, which was initiated by Plzeňský Prazdroj together with Microsoft and representatives of the Czech hop community, brought together experts from all over the world to help Czech hop growers adapt to climate change with the help of the most modern technologies. On six hop farms in Žatec, they placed sensors that monitor climate conditions, soil conditions and the growth of the hop farm from the outside, as well as a hop “ECG”, which uses the flow of nutrients to monitor the health of the plants from the inside. Artificial intelligence analyzes the collected data together with satellite images. The output will be a mobile application that will advise growers on how to handle water more efficiently.