III Scientific-Technical Conference on Remote Sensing and Precision Agriculture

About the activity

In the last two decades, and thanks to the availability of new geospatial and information technologies, there have been many advances in agriculture to make a precision management of farms a reality, optimizing the use of various inputs ( fertilizers, plant protection products, water). Remote sensing is presented as a useful tool that provides spatial and temporal information about our farms, which can be used to carry out more efficient management. However, it is important to be aware of its limitations and at the same time of many uncertainties that we can currently find in the adaptation of these technologies in the agricultural sector.

In this 3rd edition of the conference we wanted to focus on showing the latest scientific and technical advances in the use of remote sensing in agriculture. It will address issues related to the characterization of fruit plantations, crop fertilization, the detection of weeds and symptoms caused by some of the most serious diseases that threaten almond trees, such as Xylella fastidiosa .

In addition, the most innovative advances in the use of satellite and aerial images to determine the water consumption of crops and based on them to be able to identify the most tolerant varieties to water scarcity will be presented.

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Price: Free
09:00h - 14:00h
limited seats


9.00 am Entrance to the virtual platform
9.15 am Presentation of the day Mr. Carmel Mòdol, general director of Food, Quality and Agro-food Industries of the DARP. Mr. Josep Usall, general director of l’IRTA. Mrs. Olga Martín Belloso, Vice-rector of Research and Transfer of the UDL.
9.30 a.m. Applications of remote sensing in the characterization of fruiters and in the fertilization of cultius extensius Mr. José Antonio Martínez Casasnovas, GRAP-UdL / Agrotecnio.
10.00 a.m. Early detection of herbes illnesses and UAV utilities: current status and perspectives Mrs. Francisca López Granados, Imaping-IAS-CSIC.
10.30 am Potentiality of the data per satellite for the quantification of the status of the cultius per the prescription of béns: the case of nitrogen fertilization Mr. Héctor Nieto, Complutig, Universitat d’Alcalà d’Henares.
11.00 h Break
11.10 h Remote sensing applications for the phenotype of cultius arboris Mr. Joaquim Bellvert, IRTA.
11.35 h Current status of the satellite images to estimate the evapotranspiration of the cultius Mr. Christian Jofre, IRTA
12.00 h Potentiality of Sentinel-1 and radar to estimate the surface humidity in the sol Mrs. Maria José Escorihuela, Isardsat.
12.25 h Use of “machine learning” for the early detection of Xylella fastidiosa in ametllers mitjançant l’us of hyperspectral and thermal sensors Mr. Carlos Camino, JRC / ISPRA, European Commission.
12.55 pm Incorporation of remote sensing in cultius models: cas d'estudi en patata (in English) Mr. James Taylor, INRAE.
1:25 PM Discussion
13.45 h End of the day
The day is hard to finish in castellà.

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