Research group of Agronomy and precision agriculture are interested in joining, as a partner, a project on Topic 1.1.1 (IA) Implementing sustainable, integrated management of water resources in the Mediterranean or on Topic 1.3.1 (IA) Valorising the health benefits of Traditional Mediterranean food products
DESCRIPTION OF YOUR ORGANISATION:
The University is composed of 6 Departments: Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Food Sciences; Department of Economics; Department of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences; Department of Biosciences and Territory; Department of Law; Department of Medicine and Health Sciences. The University of Molise counts 3 University campuses, 9000 students, 105 PhD students and about 600 among teaching and non- teaching staff; it is equipped with several laboratories, multimedia and language labs, central and departmental libraries, and a sports center. The University of Molise is actively involved in the Erasmus Plus programme, especially for what concerns student mobility programmes for study and traineeship, teaching mobility and staff mobility.
Group research interests include agronomic and Eco-physiological crop response to different environmental and nutritional stress, Precision irrigation, Remote Sensing, Water Use Efficiency, Farm Irrigation Management.
- We are working on a project in partnership with a company for the development of a “Solarfertigation” Fertilization and irrigation system with farmer’s decision support system, Machine learning-driven database, for precision irrigation management, saving of water and energy.
· S. Marino, A. Alvino, 2020. Agronomic Traits Analysis of Ten Winter Wheat Cultivars Clustered by UAV-Derived Vegetation Indices. Remote Sensing 12 (2), 249.
· S. Marino, U. Ahmad, M.I. Ferreira, A. Alvino, 2019. Evaluation of the Effect of Irrigation on Biometric Growth, Physiological Response, and Essential Oil of Mentha spicata (L.). Water 11 (11), 2264.
· A. Alvino, S. Marino, 2017. Remote sensing for irrigation of horticultural crops. Horticulturae 3 (2), 40 26.
· S. Marino, C. Cocozza, R. Tognetti, A. Alvino. 2015. Use of proximal sensing and vegetation indexes to detect the inefficient spatial allocation of drip irrigation in a spot area of tomato field crop. Precision Agriculture 16 (6), 613-629.
· S. Marino, M. Aria, B. Basso, A.P. Leone, A. Alvino. 2014. Use of soil and vegetation spectro-radiometry to investigate crop water use efficiency of a drip-irrigated tomato. European journal of agronomy 59, 67-77.
· S. Marino, A. Alvino. 2014. Proximal sensing and vegetation indices for site-specific evaluation on an irrigated crop tomato. European Journal of Remote Sensing 47 (1), 271-283.
The Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area will devise new R&I approaches to improve water availability and sustainable agriculture production in a region heavily distressed by climate change, urbanisation and population growth
The PRIMA programme is an Art.185 initiative supported and funded under Horizon 2020, the European Union’s Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.