Application that allows farmers to optimise their work. SHuBest allows farmers to identify the sustainable soil and water management practices that best suit their conditions.
The Sustainable Agriculture Institute has led the development of this new application that will be extremely useful because, according to the researchers responsible, it is a simple gateway to good practices for sustainable soil and water management in agriculture, designed so that any farmer or person from inside or outside the sector without previous knowledge can identify the different practices available and how their viability and effectiveness are determined by the particular conditions of a farm.
This tool has been developed in the context of the project SHui “Soil Hydrology research platform underpinning innovation to manage water scarcity in European and Chinese cropping systems”, a Horizon 2020 initiative between the European Union and China, coordinated by Dr. José A. Gómez, researcher at the Institute for Sustainable Agriculture.a Horizon 2020 initiative between the European Union and China, coordinated by Dr. José A. Gómez, researcher at the Institute for Sustainable Agriculture.
The new ShuBest app for mobile and tablet is now available on Google Play for free and in three languages: English, Spanish and Chinese. It is also available in the CSIC digital repository.
This app is based on the Best Management Practices manual for optimising soil and water use in agriculture.(http://hdl.handle.net/10261/250542 ). Both have been developed and funded under the H2020 programme through the SHui project (GA 773903) in cooperation between the European Union and China. This app has involved A. Ruíz, N. Gamboa, J.A. Gómez and C. Chen in its conception and development, with the additional participation of A. Klik, P. Strauss, T. Dostal, D. Intrigliolo, and G. Guzmán in the development of the decision tree and its debugging and final review.