Agrosfera, with the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Zaragoza (IAMZ) of the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM)

They can’t seem to get enough of me!

This time I was working in collaboration with the “Advanced Course USE OF SENSORS IN PRECISION AGRICULTURE Zaragoza (Spain), 7-12 March 2016” of the  Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Zaragoza (IAMZ) of the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM) with a short statement and a dron flight from minute 28:30 to  32:00.

The direct link is here.

Note that I am at the University of Barcelona now. (though I was previously at the UAB)

Here some more detail about the course:

Precision agriculture (PA) is the management of spatial and temporal variability to improve economic returns and reduce environmental impact. PA technology makes it possible to log data of soil and crop properties at even centimetre level across an entire field. Although most people can see the benefits of using a more precise approach to manage crops with additional information, the tools provided by PA and other information technologies have not yet moved into mainstream agricultural management. The complexity and the investment in new equipment inhibit easy adoption. Training in the use of tools and technologies and a deeper analysis of successful implementation can enhance adoption. Sensors play a crucial role in PA. They are the key for collecting data in a more efficient way in order to make the most appropriate management decisions. The objective of the course is to deliver knowledge about different aspects of sensors, how to use them and how to integrate their data into the decision making process. The focus will be on the specificities of the Mediterranean agriculture.

The course will take place at the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Zaragoza (IAMZ) of the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM), and will be given by well qualified lecturers from research centres and universities in different countries.

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