Insegnamento
PRECISION FARMING
AVP5073559, A.A. 2016/17

Principali informazioni sull'insegnamento
Corso di studio Corso di laurea magistrale in
SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE - AGRICOLTURA SOSTENIBILE
AV2293, ordinamento 2016/17, A.A. 2016/17
1140118
Curriculum Percorso Comune
Crediti formativi 8.0
Denominazione inglese PRECISION FARMING
Sito della struttura didattica http://www.agrariamedicinaveterinaria.unipd.it
Dipartimento di riferimento Dipartimento Agronomia Animali Alimenti Risorse Naturali e Ambiente (DAFNAE)
Obbligo di frequenza No
Lingua di erogazione INGLESE
Sede LEGNARO (PD)

Docenti
Responsabile GEORGE VELLIDIS

Dettaglio crediti formativi
Tipologia Ambito Disciplinare Settore Scientifico-Disciplinare Crediti
CARATTERIZZANTE Discipline della ingegneria agraria AGR/09 8.0

Modalità di erogazione
Periodo di erogazione Secondo semestre
Anno di corso I Anno
Modalità di erogazione frontale

Organizzazione della didattica
Tipo ore Crediti Ore di
Corso
Ore Studio
Individuale
Turni
ESERCITAZIONE 1.0 8 17.0 Nessun turno
LABORATORIO 1.0 8 17.0 Nessun turno
LEZIONE 6.0 48 102.0 Nessun turno

Calendario
Inizio attività didattiche 27/02/2017
Fine attività didattiche 09/06/2017

Commissioni d'esame
Nessuna commissione d'esame definita

Syllabus
Prerequisiti: General knowledge of agricultural mechanics and agricultural machinery
Conoscenze e abilita' da acquisire: 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.
Modalita' di esame: 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.
Criteri di valutazione: 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.
Contenuti: 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
Attivita' di apprendimento previste e metodologie di insegnamento: Teaching is based on lectures, working groups, case studies and on class exercises involving students individually.
Hands on or laboratory activities are also scheduled.
Eventuali indicazioni sui materiali di studio: 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
Testi di riferimento:
  • Brett Whelan and James Taylor Collingwood, Precision agriculture for grain production systems. --: CSIRO, 2013.
  • Hermann J. Heege, Precision in Crop Farming: Site Specific Concepts and Sensing Methods: Applications and results. --: Springer, 2013.