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Agricultural assessment

"Agricultural assessment" –  what does the technical term mean?

What is meant by an agricultural assessment?

An agricultural assessment is the technical term for the assessment and survey of characteristics at a plant. In the agricultural sector, an assessment is part of a research trial, that includes all observations of the phenotype of a plant.


Synonyme: Research trial, field trials, classification, appraisal, estimation, variety and active ingredient trials, performance tests, rating of plants, evaluation of plant stands, agronomic trial.

With evaluations and observations in plant experimentation, it is possible to adapt, research and optimize necessary measures in the field of plant protection, fertilizers and tillage measures for soils.

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Assessing a field with smatrix

smatrix agroscience is the software/app to perform mobile data collection during assessment - using only your voice (smart voice control). The data is automatically transferred to a digital spreadsheet on your end device (smartphone, tablet or PC) when you dictate.

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How does a trial work?

In an assessment, plant traits (e.g. disease symptoms/growth performance/vitality) of plants are collected. Normally, this is done manually with a sitter and paper using a scale with value ranges (descriptive words, numerical values or date formats).

Where does agricultural assessment take place?

In agriculture (e.g. fruit, vegetables, potatoes, wheat, field, stable), in viticulture, in plant breeding, with animals (pig breeding, cows, stock management, veterinary medicine and animal breeding), in active ingredient research.

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