As part of the case study presented in the 'Precision Agriculture' integrated laboratory, the course aims to provide the student with the knowledge needed to deal with issues related to the on-farm precision irrigation management. This objective is pursued by analyzing the variability of the soil-crop system at the field scale, developing irrigation prescription maps, designing and managing (also with the support of sensor networks) pressurized irrigation systems, in order to improve the water use efficiency and the quality of agricultural products.
Expected learning outcomes
The student will acquire the ability to process site-specific data related to the state of the soil-crop system in order to obtain irrigation prescription maps, identify precision irrigation solutions for the implementation of the prescription maps, plan a precision management of the implemented solutions. The student will acquire skills related to the use of calculation, statistical analysis and GIS tools, as well as to the use of sensors for monitoring the soil and crop water status. Finally, the student will acquire technical and scientific language skills and ability to interact with other professional figures in team activities.
Lesson period: First semester
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