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School of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE
Course unit
PRECISION FARMING
AVP5073559, A.A. 2018/19

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2018/19

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE
AV2293, Degree course structure A.Y. 2016/17, A.Y. 2018/19
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Degree course track Common track
Number of ECTS credits allocated 8.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination PRECISION FARMING
Department of reference Department of Agronomy, Food, Natural Resources, Animals and the Environment
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch LEGNARO (PD)
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge FRANCESCO MARINELLO AGR/09

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses AGR/09 Agricultural Mechanics 8.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Practice 1.0 8 17.0 No turn
Laboratory 1.0 8 17.0 No turn
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 25/02/2019
End of activities 14/06/2019

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
5  Commissione a.a. 2018/19 01/12/2018 30/11/2019 MARINELLO FRANCESCO (Presidente)
SARTORI LUIGI (Membro Effettivo)
CAVALLI RAFFAELE (Supplente)
GRIGOLATO STEFANO (Supplente)
4  Commissione a.a. 2017/18 01/12/2017 30/11/2018 MARINELLO FRANCESCO (Presidente)
SARTORI LUIGI (Membro Effettivo)
CAVALLI RAFFAELE (Supplente)
GRIGOLATO STEFANO (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: General knowledge of agricultural mechanics and agricultural machinery
Target skills and knowledge: The students will acquire basis for management of agricultural machineries in precision agriculture. In particular, knowing how to choose the modern information technologies in agriculture to maximize the potential of this technique.
Examination methods: To be defined
Assessment criteria: Students are evaluated and graded on the basis of their ability to:
- handle and discuss different topics covered by the lessons
- apply knowledge of precision farming principles to simple practical examples.
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
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Teaching is based on lectures, working groups, case studies and on class exercises involving students individually.
Hands on or laboratory activities are also scheduled.
Additional notes about suggested reading: The material used for the course will be made available to students through the Moodle platform of the School at
https://elearning.unipd.it/scuolaamv/login/index.php
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)