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School of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Course unit
DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES AND MECHANIZATION IN AGRICULTURE
AVP7079519, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2019/20

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
AG0063, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2019/20
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Degree course track Common track
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES AND MECHANIZATION IN AGRICULTURE
Website of the academic structure https://www.agrariamedicinaveterinaria.unipd.it/
Department of reference Department of Agronomy, Food, Natural Resources, Animals and the Environment
E-Learning website https://elearning.unipd.it/scuolaamv/
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
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 LUIGI SARTORI AGR/09

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses AGR/09 Agricultural Mechanics 6.0

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

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Practice 2.0 16 34.0 No turn
Lecture 4.0 32 68.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 30/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Prerequisites are not reported. For profitable teaching it is recommendable to have assimilated the general knowledge of physics and agricultural mechanics
Target skills and knowledge: The student will acquire the basics for managing agricultural machinery. In particular, it will be able to make decision, sizing and adjust the tractor and the main agricultural machines on the basis of operational, economic, agromomic and environmental requirements
Examination methods: oral or written tests with open questions. There are no exams during the course
Assessment criteria: The evaluation of the preparation of students will be based on an understanding of the arguments, on the mastery of technical language, and on acquisition of concepts and proposed methodologies
Course unit contents: 1,5 CFU: Work organization and sizing of agricultural machineries
1,5 CFU: Economic and energy analysis of agricultural machines
1 CFU: Global Navigation Satellite Systems, automatic guidance of tractors, yield mapping
1 CFU: precision mechanization and Mechatronics in agriculture
1 CFU: Variable Rate Technologies
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures (60%), exercises in the classroom (20%), field activities and seminars (20%)
Additional notes about suggested reading: The frequency also to learn the technical terminology is recommended. The study material is mainly based on slides presented during the lessons and downloaded from the site.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Bodria, Pellizzi, Piccarolo, Meccanica e meccanizzazione agricola", Parte 4: costo della Meccanizzazione e logistica.. --: --, --. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Raffaele Casa (a cura di), Agricoltura di precisione. --: Edagricole, 2016. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Laboratory
  • Working in group

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Software dedicated to the control of agricultural machines