PRECISION FARMING

Second cycle degree in SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE

Campus: LEGNARO (PD)

Language: English

Teaching period: Second Semester

Lecturer: FRANCESCO MARINELLO

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 8


Syllabus
Prerequisites: General knowledge of agricultural mechanics and agricultural machinery
Examination methods: The exam is divided into two parts:
- a written exam with exercises and questions
- an oral, to be held on the same day of the written part.
A report from the student on an assigned topic will also be taken into consideration for the final grading.
Written and oral exam will include topics from the textbook, lectures slides and laboratory experiences.
Course unit contents: The course provides an overview of precision farming concepts and tools, including sensors, equipped instrumentation and software. Hands-on activities with local data will provide an initial experience in the use of these tools. Economic and environmental benefits are also discussed.
The course covers the following topics:
1. Introduction to Precision Agriculture and GNSS guidance systems
2. Remote and proximal sensors
3. Yield mapping
4. Map-based VRT
5. Sensors-based VRT
6. Telemetry, traceability and ICT in agriculture