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We have replaced the standard news section by our Twitter timeline. You can read older news below.

 

 

2018


 

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In the very near future, agriculture will be precise or it will not be a profitable and sustainable agriculture. [in Spanish]

Agricultura de precisión (AP) es la que lleva a adoptar estrategias de manejo del suelo, el cultivo y los insumos orientadas a obtener el mayor rendimiento y la mejor calidad minimizando el impacto ambiental y aportando solo los insumos necesarios, en los puntos requeridos y en el momento oportuno. El gran salto de la AP en Europa puede que venga en un futuro muy próximo de la mano de nuevas políticas medioambientales, que exijan planes de tratamiento diferencial de las parcelas en función de su potencial productivo en aspectos como el abonado, los fitosanitarios o el riego. José Antonio Martínez Casasnovas, member of GRAP, is interviewed.

 

 

July 2018

 

 

 

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Improvement of soil maps from remote sensing images to be useful for differential management of soils and cropsat intra-field plot scale

Recently, Prof. José Antonio Martínez Casasnovas and Vertex Agroforestal, have developed a "Protocol for the improvement of the cartography of soils at intra-field plot scale through remote sensing images for its use in the differential management of soils and crops". The work represents an example of how geographic information technologies (remote sensing) and galvanic contact sensors (apparent electric conductivity, ECa) can help to increase the level of detail of soil maps made by classical methodologies based on physiographic analysis. More info.

 

 

 

June 2018

 

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Technical article at the magazine Aragón Agrario

After the conference on PA at FIMA 2018, there was a chance to contribute to the 3rd issue of Aragón Agrario. Click here to read the article (page 24).

 

 

 

April 2018

 
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Satellite images to improve crop yield

Researchers from the Research Group on AgroICT and Precision Agriculture of the University of Lleida-Agrotecnio Center  monitor agricultural farms with images taken from satellites of the European Union to determine in what areas there may be problems in the growth of crops and propose measures to improve performance. Read the full story here.

 

April 2018

 

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Colaboration with the New Ag International magazine

6th editorial on Precision Agriculture at New Ag International. How to get and what to do with coulored maps. Click to read.

 

 

 

March 2018

  

FERNANDO AUAT CHEEIN FOTO OFICIAL UTSM

Conference "ACTION RECOGNITION IN AGRICULTURAL ENVIRONMENTS BASED ON CONVOLUTIONAL OBJECT DETECTION"

by Dr. Fernando Auat Cheein from the UTFSM, Valparaíso, Chile

In this talk, Dr. Fernando Auat Cheein has been shown the first results in using deep learning techniques for classification of agricultural scenarios. In particular, the research is focused on detecting and characterizing Hass avocados and the tasks that the field worker does in the grove, with the aim of implementing Human-Robotic Interfaces to enhance the production process.

 

 

 

March 2018

 

 

FERNANDO AUAT CHEEIN FOTO OFICIAL UTSM

 

Conference "ACTION RECOGNITION IN AGRICULTURAL ENVIRONMENTS BASED ON CONVOLUTIONAL OBJECT DETECTION"

by Dr. Fernando Auat Cheein from the UTFSM, Valparaíso, Chile

Dr Fernando Auat Chee has been working with the GRAP for a while in aspects related to data analysis and agricultural robotics.

Nowadays power systems face several challenges in order to address the growing need for sustainable energy worldwide. In this context, several tasks directly focused on power systems operation can be either automated or completely accomplished by an unmanned or tele-operated robotic system. Robots can improve efficiency, reduce labour costs and, more important, avoid operational risks, since power plants and transmission lines are hostile environments for humans. Although there has been an incipient development of robotic applications in several tasks related to power systems, it is still a technology under research and development: it is highly dependent on the nature of the tasks to be performed and a unified framework of applications does not exist yet. The aim of this presentation has been to show the problems Dr. Auat Cheein faces in Chile with his group and the R+D+I they are doing in this field.

 

 

 

 

 

March 2018

Portada PRAG

Portada SJARPortada AgriculturePortada Sensors

Participation of GRAP in editorial boards of scientific journals

With the latest incorporation of José Antonio Martínez-Casasnovas to the Editorial Committee of the magazine Agricultura, of the MDPI publishing house, there are 3 GRAP members who participate permanently in publishing committees of scientific journals. The other two are Jordi Llorens, associate editor of the Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research (SJAR), published by the National Institute of Agricultural and Food Research and Technology (INIA) and Àlex Escolà, editor of the magazine Precision Agriculture, of the the editorial Springuer.

In addition, Jaume Arnó and José Antonio Martínez-Casasnovas are invited editors of the special issue Precision Agriculture of the journal Agriculture (MDPI) and Joan Ramon Rosell-Polo, Eduard Gregorio and Jordi Llorens are invited editors to the special issue Terrestrial Laser Scanning of the magazine Sensors (MDPI).

 

 

 

 

 

March 2018

 

 

JAntonio

Article about detailed mapping of the soil apparent electrical conductivity for precision agriculture applications

José A. Martínez-Casasnovas, researcher of the Research Group on AgroICT and Precision Agriculture (GRAP), has been appointed member of the editorial committee of the magazine "Agriculture" (MDPI editorial, ISSN 2077-0472, http://www.mdpi.com/journal/agriculture). "Agriculture" is an international and multidisciplinary open-access academic and scientific journal on crops, crops, crops and livestock farming. This magazine publishes reviews, research articles, communications and short notes. Currently, articles are accepted for a special number on Agriculture of Precision in which the members of the GRAP Jaume Arnó and José A. Martínez are guest editors (http://www.mdpi.com/journal/agriculture/special_issues/Precision_Agriculture).

 

 

 

March 2018

 

 

 

 

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Article about detailed mapping of the soil apparent electrical conductivity for precision agriculture applications

A research article about detailed mapping of the soil apparent electrical conductivity for precision agriculture applications has been published in Geoderma. The article is titled título "Apparent electrical conductivity and multivariate analysis of soil properties to assess soil constraints in orchards affected by previous parcelling" (authors: Asier Uribeetxebarria, Jaume Arnó, Alexandre Escolà y José A.Martínez -Casasnovas).  The research was carried out in a plot planted with peach trees, where soils were limited by a petrocalcic horizon at variable depth. To know the variability of the main soil properties, a detailed survey of the soil apparent electrical conductivity (ECa) was carried out by means of a galvanic contact sensor (Veris 3100).

More info.

 

 

 

March 2018

 

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Àlex Escolà participates in the VI National Forum of Rural Development

On February 20, the VI National Forum of Rural Development was held, organized by the Official Association of Agronomist Engineers of Aragon, Navarra and the Basque Country within the framework of the FIMA 2018 in Zaragoza. Àlex Escolà was invited to give a presentation on Agriculture of Precision to introduce the subject and give foot to the intervention of 6 specific cases of application of this way of doing agriculture. You can watch the video of the communication here. You can also find more information and other videos on the Forum website.

More info.

 

 

 

 February 2018

 

 

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A Research Work (TdR) carried out at the GRAP awarded with the Youth Research Award of the Generalitat de Catalunya 2017

A Research Work of carried out at the Department of Environment and Soil Science of the University of Lleida (Treball de Recerca de Batxillerat, TdR) has been awarded with the Youth Research Award of the Generalitat de Catalunya 2017. The research work, entitled "Application of satellite images to precision agriculture”, was carried out by Natalia Badia Carrera, of the Institut d'Almenar (Lleida). The research was supervised by Prof. José A. Martínez Casasnovas, of the Departament of Environtment and Soil Sciences and member of the Research Group in AgroICT and Precision Agriculture (University of Lleida - Agrotecnio).

More info.

 

 

 

 February 2018

 

 

Jordi Llorens participates in the Technical Workshop on VITICULTURA in COVIDES

 

Last Thursday 8th of February 2018, Jordi Llorens Calveras was invited as a speaker in the Technical Workshop for associates of COVIDES cooperative that was held at the CEVIPE conference room in Prunamala property in Sant Sadurní d’Anoia. In the workshop a speech about new technologies in vineyard spray application was presented. The technical workshop was completely successfully with the participation of more than 100 cooperative members and users.

News elmon.cat News COVIDES

 

 February 2018
 Jornada AP2

2nd dissemination session in Precision Agriculture: “Precision Agriculture for agronomic management of fruit crops. AgVANCE project results.”

The advances and results developed in the AgVANCE project are presented by the Research Group in AgroICT and Precision Agriculture (GRAP) and the Sustainable Agricultre and Food Quality Research Group (ASQUAS). The conferences will include the research dissemination and a debate about the opportunities and factors to be considered in order to enhance the Precision Agriculture in fruit crops.

More info.

 

 

 

 February 2018

FERNANDO AUAT CHEEIN FOTO OFICIAL UTSM

Visit of Dr. Fernando Auat Cheein, Associate Professor from the Departament of Electrònics, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Valparaíso, Chile. See page Visiting Researchers.

January 2018

 

 

2017


New Ag Int logoCaptura 1a pg spanish

 

Colaboration with the New Ag International magazine
(Spanish version)

5th editorial on Precision Agriculture at New Ag International. ¿Qué nos dicen los sensores sobre los cultivos? Click to read.

 

 

December 2017

 

New Ag Int logoCaptura 1a pg english  

 

Colaboration with the New Ag International magazine

5th editorial on Precision Agriculture at New Ag International. What do sensors tell us about crops? Click to read.

 

 

 

November 2017

 

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Colaboration with the New Ag International magazine

4th editorial on Precision Agriculture at New Ag International. What sensors tell about the crop environment. Click to read.

 

 

 

 

September 2017

 

Participación en la 1a Escuelaa de Verano Agroalimentaria de la Junta de Castilla y León

On July 6, 2017, Dr. José A. Martínez Casasnovas participated in the 1st Agroalimentary Summer School, organized by the Junta de Castilla y León in Valladolid. His lecture was entitled "Precision Agriculture: the new digital paradigm of the agricultural sector". This course was adressed to recent graduates and entrepreneurs in the agri-food sector with the aim of guiding them towards the digital transformation of companies. In this regard, Dr. Martínez-Casasnovas explained the principles of precision agriculture (based on digital technology) and aspects to be taken into account in the creation of new services in agriculture that want to work in this field.

July 2017

Participation in the 1st Edition of the New AG Academy

From June 28 to 30, 2017, the University of Lleida hosted the 1st Edition of the New AG Academy, organized by New AG International, with which the GRAP has a collaboration agreement. This course has been directed to companies in the sectors of plant nutrition, biostimulants, biological protection of crops, irrigation, crops in greenhouses and precision agriculture. Indeed, members of the GRAP imparted the part of Precision Agriculture, which included a visit of field to Raimat.

June 2017

 New Ag Int logo
Primera plana article

 

Colaboration with the New Ag International magazine

 

Third editorial on Precision Agriculture at New Ag International. Imagine how agricultural may look like. [Part 1] [Part 2]

 

 

June 2017

 

Premi JCI 2017

Award to the Research Group in AgroICT and Precision Agriculture.

The Research Group in AgroICT and Precision Agriculture (GRAP) of the University of Lleida (UdL) has been honored with one of the Premis Lleidatans solidaris granted by the Jove Cambra Internacional de Lleida (JCI Lleida). Specifically, as the best research group. The JCI Lleida recognizes their research work in support of the Territory.

 

March 2017 

 New Ag Int logo
NAI 2 English

 

 

Colaboration with the New Ag International magazine

 

Second editorial on Precision Agriculture at New Ag International. Understanding geolocation and navigation and their uses in Precision Agriculture. Click to read it.

 

 

 

 

March 2017

Feed_a_Gene

 

2nd Annual Meeting in Lleida

The 2017 2nd Annual Meeting of the European Feed-a-Gene project "Adapting the feed, the animal and the feeding techniques to improve the efficiency and sustainability of monogastric livestock production systems" will be held in Lleida from 25th to 27th April, which involves 9 countries and 9 research entities, 9 companies and 3 extension. The GRAP leads the "Work package 4: Management systems for precision feeding to increase resilience to fluctuating environments".

 

 

 

01/03/2017

André F. Colaço, visiting researcher of GRAP (December 2015 - March 2016) has achieved the title of doctor after defending his doctoral thesis entitled " Mobile terrestrial laser scanner for site-specific management in orange crop " at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Since recently, is occupying a position of postdoctoral researcher at CSIRO Agricultural & Food, Adelaide, Australia.

 

 

17/02/2017 

 

 

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The GRAP participates in the New Ag International Academy

The NAI Academy is a course addressed to executives of companies related to agriculture who want to keep abreast of the latest innovations to better position their products on the market. The course will be held for the first time in June 2017 and the GRAP has been selected to provide the precision agriculture related contents. Visit the New Ag International website for details.

 

 

 

 

9/2/2017

 

FERNANDO AUAT CHEEIN FOTO OFICIAL UTSM

 

Visit of Dr. Fernando Auat Cheein, Associate Professor from the Departament of Electrònics, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Valparaíso, Chile. See page Visiting Researchers.

 

13/01/2017

 

 

 

2016


 

New Ag Int logo
NAI PA 1

 

 

 

Colaboration with the New Ag International magazine

First editorial on Precision Agriculture at New Ag International. Precision Agriculture: What's behind the name? Click to read it at pages 18-27.

 

 

 

Novembre 2016

 

Col.laboració NAI

 

 

 

Colaboration with the New Ag International magazine

The GRAP has signed an agreement with New Ag International for the difusion of PA around the world. The agreement consists in writing a 5-page editorial about Precision Agriculture in the coming issues. Click here to read the first editorial and click hereto read the current issue.

 

2016/2017

 

Curs

 

 

 

The GRAP contribuites to a Spanish research network on viticulture

GRAP researchers work on precision viticulture. Further details at http://www.udl.cat/serveis/oficina/Noticies/2016/noticia_0005.html

 

 

20/1/2016

 

Visit of researcher Francisco Yandún

Ph.D. student at Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, ubicada a Valparaíso, Chile. See the page Visiting researchers for details.

 

 

12/01/2016

  

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Incorporation of Dr. Jordi Llorens at the GRAP

Jordi Llorens returns to the GRAP after lecturing at the UPC and research at UCO.

He received the PhD degree in Agricultural Science from Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) and the Agricultural Engineering from the University of Lleida (UdL). He was Adjunct Lecturer at the Department of Agri-food Engineering and Biotechnology (DEAB) at UPC during 2007-2012. In 2012-2013 did post-doctoral fellowship at Cornell University (United States), during 2014-2015 he was researcher member in the Mecaolivar project at Universidad de Córdoba. Currently he has been incorporated as Postdoctoral Researcher at Universitat de Lleida. His activity  included teaching, research and technology transfer activities in the field of agricultural mechanization. He has specialized in on-board electronics systems and sensors for vegetation characterization.

 

 

02/01/2016

 

2015


 

 

 

Visit of researcher André F. Colaço

Ph.D. student at Universidad de São Paulo, Brasil.  See the page Visiting researchers for details.

 

 

 

7/12/2015

 

 

Curs tractors

 

 

Membres del GRAP, juntament amb el MAGRAMA, el CMA, l'ECA d'Alfarràs i la UPC organitzen un curs sobre l'Ús eficient del tractor agrícola

El curs es va realitzar els dies 19, 20 i 21 d'octubre de 2015 i va abastar tots els aspectes relacionats amb el funcionament i la utilització del tractor agrícola per tal de fer-ne un ús més eficient. A més de les sessions teòriques, el curs va constar de 5 pràctiques de camp. Els curs va constar amb empreses del sector com Same Deutz-Fahr, Landini, New Holland i John Deere.
Les presentacions es poden descarregar al web del CMA. Trobareu més informació del curs al web del MAGRAMA.

 


 

 

 

23/10/2015

Doc

 

New GRAP research article

Real-time approaches for characterization of fully and partially scanned canopies in groves

The paper Real-time approaches for characterization of fully and partially scanned canopies in groves has been published at Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. The paper has been ledeared by Dr. Fernando Auat Cheein and his team and several GRAP researcher have contributed.

 

 

06/10/2015  

 

 

Report on the soils of the Costers del Segre wine area by Dr. José A. Martínez Casasnovas published in the prestigious Japanese magazine Vinotheque.

 

September 2015

Curs

ETSEA and the GRAP organize a seminar about the implementation of precision agriculture in fruit growing

ETSEA organized the 3rd Seminar on Agro-research in order to disseminate the research made by groups of the School of Agrifood and Forestry Science and Engineering (ETSEA) of the University of Lleida. The application of the tools of precision agriculture in fruit growing is still incipient. However, the market offers growers a series of sensors and devices that acquire and georeferencing a lot of information about the crop and its physical environment. The analysis and interpretation of the acquired data are also of great importance to improve production efficiency after the operation and management of fresh fruit.

The aim of the conference is to show the potential of the tools currently available, as well as the possibility of application of other new technologies which can be a reality in the near future.

 

 

30/09/2015 

Doc

New research paper of the GRAP

The article has been published at the first journal of the Agronomy category of JCR in 2013

The article Advances in Structured Light Sensors Applications in Precision Agriculture and Livestock Farming is in press and discusses the application of structured light sensors in precision agriculture and livestock farming. The article has been published at Advances inAgronomy, the first magazine in the category Agronomy out of 79 in 2013, with an Impact Factor of 5.021.

 

 

13/06/2015 

Valor afegit

The GRAP on TV3

The program Valor Afegit (Added value) published a video report on precision agriculture at ETSEA and UdL.

On 11th June 2015, the program Valor Afegit of TV3 aired a report on the GRAP and its research on precision agriculture. Check the medi webpage to watch the report.

 

 

13/06/2015

Foto ESA RSanz

Photographic aknowledgement to Ricardo Sanz, member of the GRAP

Runner-up at the Sentinel-2 'Color vision' photo contest. On the occasion of the next release of Sentinel-2 satellite, which will carry optical sensors aboard, the European Space Agency (ESA) organized a photo contest with the theme Sentinel-2 'Color Vision'.

According to the ESA, there were nearly 400 entries to the competition. Ricardo Sanz, member of the GRAP, presented a photo and it has been chosen as one of the 4 runner-up!! Congratulations !!

The picture presented by Ricardo shows a good way to tie one of his hobbies, photography, the research he carries at the ETSEA and GRAP and the use of the data supplied by the Sentinel-2 mission. You can see the selected photos following this link (Ricardo's is #4/12)

 

 

27/05/2015 

Curs

The GRAP participates at the Technical day on Precision Agriculture organized by the Comunidad General de Regantes del Canal Aragón y Cataluny

With the talk Characterization of vegetation using lidar sensors. Applications to fruit trees and weeds in the framework of Precision Agriculture

The technical day was held on April 14th at the Raimat Cellar and had more than 250 registered attendees. For further information visit the webpage of the technical day.

 

 

15/04/2015 

Doc

New scientific article of the GRAP

Georeferenced Scanning System to Estimate the LeafWall Area in Tree Crops

It has been published online at the journal Sensors the paper tittled Georeferenced Scanning System to Estimate the Leaf Wall Area in Tree Crop written by members of the GRAP.

 

 

10/04/2015 

Curs

Conference "HUMAN-ROBOT INTERACTION IN PRECISION AGRICULTURE: SHARING THE WORKSPACE WITH SERVICE UNITS"

by Dr. Fernando Auat Cheein from the UTFSM, Valparaíso, Chile

Dr Fernando Auat Chee has been working with the GRAP for a while in aspects related to data analysis and agricultural robotics. In his second visit to Lleida he gave us this very interesting conference, in which highlights the relationship to be established between robots and agricultural workers when sharing working areas in the field.

 

 

27/03/2015

Curs

The GRAP participates at the workshop Agri-Food Big Data

With the talk Potential applications of Big Data in the Agri-food sector in the framework of ETSEA-Agrotecnio

The workshop was held on March 26th and was organized by the Universitat de Lleida. For further information, follow the link to the website of the workshop http://gcd.udl.cat/agrobigdata/?page_id=56

 

 

27/03/2015

GFIA2015

The GRAP takes part in the 2nd Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture

The GRAP is member of the technical steering committee and has also presented their advances in 3D modelling of tree crops

The Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA) is a great forum where you can contact researchers, investors, companies and governments around the world to modernize agriculture to make it more efficient and sustainable. The forum has taken place on March 9th and 10th, 2015 in Abu Dhabi (UAE). The GRAP has presented a communication titled 3D Low-Cost Crop Modelling for Better Fruit and Crops Management. Find out more at the GFIA website.

 

11/03/2015 
Premi

4th best research paper at Sensors Best Paper Award 2015

The paper is the result of a collaboration with the Agricultural Machinery Unit of the UPC

An ad hoc tribunal from the scientific journal Sensors decided that article Ultrasonic and LIDAR Sensors for Electronic Canopy Characterization in Vineyards: Advances to Improve Pesticide Application Methods deserves the 4th prize (out of 5) in the Sensors Best Paper Award 2015. The paper was selected among all the articles published in 2011 (a total of 606).

The article was written by Jordi Llorens (UPC), Emilio Gil (UPC), Jordi Llop (UPC) and Alexandre Escolà (UdL-GRAP) and is available freely http://www.mdpi.com/1424-8220 / 11/2/2177, since Sensors is an open access journal indexed at the Journal of Citation Reports (JCR ISI) with an impact factor of 2.048.

The decision depends on the tribunal and is not only considereing the times it has been cited since the paper, with 28 citations, has more citation than articles that received the 2nd and 3rd prizes. A brief description of the award and the nominations can be found at http://www.mdpi.com/1424-8220/15/1/2228.

 

03/02/2015 

 

 

2014


 horizon2020

 

The GRAP participates in the European project FEED-A-GENE focused on improving the efficiency and sustainability of monogastric livestock production systems

 

The GRAP leads the Work Package 4: Management systems for precision feeding to Increase resilience to fluctuating environments

The project, tittled  "Adapting the feed, the animal and the feeding techniques to improve the efficiency and sustainability of
monogastric livestock production systems"
with acronym FEED-A-GENE,
aims to better adapt different components of monogastric livestock production systems (i.e., pigs, poultry and rabbits) to improve the overall efficiency and to reduce the environmental impact. This involves the development of new and alternative feed resources and feed technologies, the identification and selection of robust animals that are better adapted to fluctuating conditions, and the development of feeding techniques that allow optimizing the potential of the feed and the animal.

The project is part of the program Horizon 2020 - Research and Innovation Framework Programme H2020-SFS-2014-2. The evaluation of the project was "excellent." The GRAP leads the work package 4: Management systems for precision feeding to Increase resilience to fluctuating environments.

 

 28/11/2014 
 horizon2020

The GRAP participates in the collaborative project EUCLID with China on crop protection

It is a China-Europe project within the European plan H2020

The project is a EU-CHINA Lever for IPM Demonstration proposal presented at the H2020-SFS-2014-2 call, topic: SFS-03B-2014. The project, with acronym EUCLID, is led by INRA, one of the most prestigious research institution in the food area. The consortium is composed of important partners of six European states and three partners from China. Among them, there are research institutes, universities, technology companies and the largest food retailer in Europe. The group UdL group is led by Ramon Albajes. The activities include the use of sensors in the plot and the deployment of an expert system for pesticide dose adjustment.

 

 26/11/2014 
Portada web GRAP

New version of the GRAP website

Adaptation to the University of Lleida website format

Following the improvements of the websites of the University of Lleida and of the School of Agrifood and Forestry Science and Engineering, the GRAP website has been updated accordingly. The new site structure has been implemented thanks to the OpenCms templates developed by the ASIC university service. Due to the adaptation to the new format, the original structure of the website has been slightly altered and we have taken the opportunity to improve its content. We hope you like it!

 

09/10/2014

 

Curs

The GRAP participates at the Foro INIA “Nuevas tecnologías aplicadas al sector de la producción agrícola: Agricultura de Precisión

The forum was held in the fair Vegetal World

On October 2, it took place the twentieth Forum INIA "Nuevas Technologies Applied in the field of agricultural production: Precision Agriculture" within the fair Vegetal World held in València. The forum sought to contact research groups and companies to find the points of contact and facilitate the transfer and innovation within the sector. Participation was high both in research groups and companies.

Click for further details on the forum. The presentation files will be available soon.

 

 03/10/2014 

Conference

The GRAP advises the 2nd Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture, too

The GRAP is member of the technical steering committee in terms of Precision Agriculture as it was in 2014

The Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA) is a great forum where you can contact researchers, investors, companies and governments around the world to modernize agriculture to make it more efficient and sustainable. The forum will take place on March 9th and 10th, 2015 in Abu Dhabi (UAE). Find out more at the GFIA website.

 

 20/07/2014

Doc

New scientific article of the GRAP

Influence of the scanned side of the row in terrestrial laser sensor applications in vineyards: practical consequences

It has been published online at the journal Precision Agriculture the paper tittled Influence of the scanned side of the row in terrestrial laser sensor applications in vineyards: practical consequences written by several members of the GRAP.

 

 

 15/07/2014 

 

Conference

Participation of the GRAP at International Conference of Agricultural Engineering 2014

Obtaining and mapping relevant characteristics of olive tree canopies using a multi-echo mobile terrestrial laser scanner (MTLS)

The GRAP has participated at the International Conference of Agricultural Engineering AgEng 2014 held in Zürich from July 6th to 8th. The communication describes the most recent developments of the group. It is tittled Obtaining and mapping relevant characteristics of olive trees canopies using a georeferenced multi-echo mobile terrestrial laser scanner (MTLS) and can be downloaded at the conference website AgEng2014. In this communication has contributed colleagues from the IRTA and the departments of Mathematics and Fruit Growing, Botany and Gardening from the Universitat de Lleida.

 

 07/07/2014

Imatge_Veris_3100

First measurements with the sensor Veris 3100

The Veris 3100 senses the soil electric conductivity on-the-go

The GRAP has sampled the first field data with the sensor Veris 3100, recently acquired. This sensor provides georeference EC measurements of the soil from 0 to 30 cm and from 0 to 90 cm. The process of these data provides the farmer with digital maps of the spacial distribution of these parameters, related to the soil type, its water content, its salinity and fertility, among other parameters. This information can help the farmer to better understand their fields as well simplifies the conventional soil sampling.

 

 04/07/2014 

magazines

Edition of a dossier on Precision Viticulture

ACENOLOGIA

Nearly a decade since the first dossier devoted to precision viticulture in ACENOLOGIA, the GRAP members Jaume Arnó and José A. Martínez have edited a dossier dedicated to advances in the analysis of vineyard variability and optimization for higher quality grapes growing. In this special dossier, techniques and methodologies than can help growers and winemakers in decision-making are reviewed. Articles are available at www.acenologia.com as well as in the Magazine publications section at the GRAP website.

 

 03/07/2014 

Doc

New scientific article of the GRAP

Deciduous tree reconstruction algorithm based on cylinder fitting from mobile terrestrial laser scanned point clouds

It has been published online at the journal Biosystems Engineering the paper tittled Deciduous tree reconstruction algorithm based on cylinder fitting from mobile terrestrial laser scanned point clouds written by members of the GRAP in collaboration with professors from the ETSI Agronomos at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.

 

 27/06/2014

ranking

Article from the GRAP among the most cited in Agricultural and Forest Meteorology

Obtaining the three-dimensional structure of tree orchards from remote 2D terrestrial LIDAR scanning

The paper Obtaining the three-dimensional structure of tree orchards from remote 2D terrestrial LIDAR scanning published in 2009 by members of the GRAP at Agricultural and Forest Meteorology is considered by the journal as one of the 25 most cited articles since 2009, with 47 citations (Scopus).

 

 24/02/2014 

ranking

2nd most cited article in Biosystems Engineering from 2009

A tractor-mounted scanning LIDAR for the non-destructive measurement of vegetative volume and surface area of tree-row plantations: A comparison with conventional destructive measurements

The paper A tractor-mounted scanning LIDAR for the non-destructive measurement of vegetative volume and surface area of tree-row plantations: A comparison with conventional destructive measurements published in 2009 by members of the GRAP at Biosystems Engineering is considered by the journal as the 4th most cited since 2009, with 43 citation (Scopus).

 

 24/02/2014 

Conference

Participation of the GRAP at the 1st Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture - GFIA

The GFIA was held in Abu Dhabi

After participating in the steering committee of the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA) advising the organizers on issues related to Precision Agriculture, 4 members of the GRAP have traveled to Abu Dhabi to explain two innovations developed within the research group. The first, 3D modeling of tree crops; the second, a system to better adjust the dose of pesticide, DOSAFRUT. The forum was a great success with participation of more than 3,200 participants from 62 countries, 150 innovations presented 20 government delegations and more than 100 exhibitors.

 

06/02/2014 

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New scientif article of the GRAP

Advanced Technologies for the Improvement of Spray Application Techniques in Spanish Viticulture: An Overview

Today it has been published at the electronic journal Sensors the paper tittled  Advanced Technologies for the Improvement of Spray Application Techniques in Spanish Viticulture: An Overview writen by members of the GRAP.

 

02/01/2014 

 

 

2013


Doc

New scientific article of the GRAP

Discriminating Crop, Weeds and Soil Surface with a Terrestrial LIDAR Sensor

It has been published at the electronic journal Sensors the paper tittled Discriminating Crop, Weeds and Soil Surface with a Terrestrial LIDAR Sensor with the participation of 2 membres of the GRAP.

 

29/10/2013 

Doc

New scientific article of the GRAP

LIDAR as an alternative to passive collectors to measure pesticide spray drift

It has been published online at the journal Atmospheric Environment the paper tittled LIDAR as an alternative to passive collectors to measure pesticide spray drift written by Eduard Gregorio, members of the GRAP and other contributors.

 

21/10/2013 
video_lleida_activa

Participation in the debate "Lleida activa"

Precision Agriculture: the technology at the farmer service

Members of the GRAP take part in a TV show at Lleida TV (El debat de Lleida Activa) discussing about Precision Agriculture. It is possible to see the program following this link.

 

05/10/2013 

ranking

Article from the GRAP among the most cited in Agricultural and Forest Meteorology

Obtaining the three-dimensional structure of tree orchards from remote 2D terrestrial LIDAR scanning 

The paper Obtaining the three-dimensional structure of tree orchards from remote 2D terrestrial LIDAR scanning published in 2009 by members of the GRAP at Agricultural and Forest Meteorology is considered by the journal as one of the 25 most cited articles since 2008.

 

  26/09/2013

ranking

Article from the GRAP among the most cited in Biosystems Engineering

A tractor-mounted scanning LIDAR for the non-destructive measurement of vegetative volume and surface area of tree-row plantations: A comparison with conventional destructive measurements

The paper A tractor-mounted scanning LIDAR for the non-destructive measurement of vegetative volume and surface area of tree-row plantations: A comparison with conventional destructive measurements published in 2009 by members of the GRAP at Biosystems Engineering is considered by the journal as the 4th most cited since 2008.

 

  26/09/2013

NewAgInternational-ECPA-Spanish

 

 

Reportatge en castellà de la revista NewAgInternational sobre el 9th European Conference on Precision Agriculture, celebrat a Lleida el juliol de 2013

NewAgInternational va ser la revista agrícola oficial del congrés

 

 


2013

 NewAgInternational-ECPA-English

 

 

Reportatge en anglès de la revista NewAgInternational sobre el 9th European Conference on Precision Agriculture, celebrat a Lleida el juliol de 2013

NewAgInternational va ser la revista agrícola oficial del congrés

 

 

 

2013

 NewAgInternational-ECPA-Chinese

  

 

Reportatge en xinès de la revista NewAgInternational sobre el 9th European Conference on Precision Agriculture, celebrat a Lleida el juliol de 2013

 

NewAgInternational va ser la revista agrícola oficial del congrés

 

 

2013

Conference

The GRAP advises the 1st Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture - GFIA 2014

The GFIA 2014 will take place in Abu Dhabi

The GRAP has been chosen to advice the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture to be held in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates). The GRAP has been included in the steering committee to advice the organizers in aspects of Precision Agriculture such as the most recent developments and the most relevant researchers. Members of the group will attend the forum to expose the research lines of the GRAP.

 

15/07/2013  

Curs

Participation of the GRAP in the KBBE meeting

About cooperation in Precision Agriculture

The GRAP has participated in the meeting of the group Knowledge-Based Bio-Economy (KBBE) held in Lleida together with European, American, Australian and New Zealanders with the aim of finding transcontinental collaborations in terms of Precision Agriculture.

 

12/07/2013 
Cartellet_ECPA

9th European Conference on Precision Agriculture in Lleida

The conference was organized by the GRAP

From July 7th through 11th 2013 the 9th EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON PRECISION AGRICULTURE (9ECPA) has taken place in Lleida, organized by the GRAP. The conference has been a success in terms of participation and quality of the comunications presented. Visit the website of the 9ECPA conference for further details.

 

07/07/2013

Doc

New scientific articles of the GRAP

Visit the Publications section

The GRAP have recently published new research articles at the journals PRECISION AGRICULTURE, BIOSYSTEMS ENGINEERING and COMPUTERS AND ELECTRONICS IN AGRICULTURE. Visit the section Publications for details.

 

03/06/2013

 

Aplicacixn_sostenible

New book of the GRAP

Sustainable application of plant protection products

This January, the publisher Eumedia has published the book Aplicación sostenible de productos fitosanitarios [Sustainable application of pesticides], writen by Santiago Planas, member of the GRAP.

31/01/2013 

 

Doc

New scientific article of the GRAP

Potential of a terrestrial LiDAR-based system to characterise weed vegetation in maize crops

Today it has been published the paper Potential of a terrestrial LiDAR-based system to characterise weed vegetation in maize crops at the journal Computers and Electronics in Agriculture where several members of the GRAP have participated.

 

30/01/2013 

 

 

2012


 

Doc

New scientific article of the GRAP

Leaf area index estimation in vineyards using a ground-based LiDAR scanner

Today it has been published online the article Leaf area index estimation in vineyards using a ground-based LiDAR scanner at the Precision Agriculture journal. It has been written by members of the GRAP.

 

 04/12/2012 
 

Treball

Ph.D dissertation defense within the GRAP

By doctor Eduard Gregorio

Today Dr. Eduard Gregorio has succesfully defended his Ph.D. thesis. The dissertation is entitled Lidar remote sensing of pesticide spray drift. Further details can be found at the TDX repository.

 

 27/11/2012 
 

Visit of Dr. Carlos Magdalena

Researcher at INTA Argentina

Today we have received the visit of our friend Carlos Magdalena from INTA Alto Valle, Argentina.

 06/07/2012 

 Visita_Staffor_web

Visit of Dr. John Stafford to the GRAP

Related to the 9th ECPA conference organization

Dr. John Stafford has visited us to follow the organization of the 9th ECPA and has given a conference to the students of the ETSEA. The conference was titled Precision Ag (principle & practise) through Precision Ag (the Journal) and can be downloaded clicking the link.

 

 

04/07/2012

 

Curs

Participation of the GRAP in the Jornada d'Agricultura i Teledetecció of the Cartography Institute of Catalonia

From the measurment to information: models and precision agriculture

The GRAP research group has participated in the Session Agriculture and Remote Sensing organized by the Catalan Cartography Institue (ICC) celebrated on 28 June, 2012. The communication was presented by Jaume Arnó and José Antonio Martínez Casasnovas and is entitled De la mesura a la informació: models i agricltura de precisió (From measures to information: models and Precision Agriculture) where Precision Viticulture experiences in Raimat in collaboration with the Grup Codorníu from 2002 are described. This and other presentations can be seen at the ICC website.

 

  29/06/2012
 ranking

Article from GRAP among the most cited in Crop Protection

Variable rate application of plant protection products in vineyard using ultrasonic sensors

The paper Variable rate application of plant protection products in vineyard using ultrasonic sensors published in 2007 by members of the GRAP in Crop Protection it is considered by the journal as one of the most cited since 2007.

 

 24/04/2012 
 ranking

Article from GRAP among the most cited in Biosystems Engineering

A tractor-mounted scanning LIDAR for the non-destructive measurement of vegetative volume and surface area of tree-row plantations: A comparison with conventional destructive measurements

The paper A tractor-mounted scanning LIDAR for the non-destructive measurement of vegetative volume and surface area of tree-row plantations: A comparison with conventional destructive measurements published in 2009 by members of the GRAP at Biosystems Engineering is considered by the journal as one of most cited since 2007.

 

 24/04/2012 
 Cartellet_ECPA

1st Call of the 9th European Conference on Precision Agriculture - ECPA2013

The GRAP begins the 9ECPA dissemination

Today it has been released the First Call for the 9th edition of the European Conference on Precision Agriculture (ECPA) organize by GRAP members to be held from July 7th to 11th in Lleida. More information at www.ecpa2013.udl.cat.

 

 07/03/2012

 

 magazines

 

New dissemination article in Phytoma 236

Utilización de sensores de ultrasonidos para discriminar malas hierbas en cultivos de maíz

At the February issue 236 of the journal Phytoma it has been published the article Use of ultrasonic sensors to discriminate weed in maize [Utilización de sensores de ultrasonidos para discriminar malas hierbas en cultivos de maíz]  written by D. Andújar, C. Fernández-Quintanilla, J. Dorado & A. Escolà as a consequence of being recognized with the ACTAS SEMh award at the XIIIth SEMh Conference celebrated by the Spanish Weed Science Society (SEMh) in La Laguna last november. This article is another fruits of the collaboration between the Universitat de Lleida and the CCMA of the CSIC.

 

 01/02/2012 

Treball

Final degree project within the GRAP

Mapping of LAI in vineyards by means of a lidar sensor

Today, the student Joaquim Company Messa has defended his Degree Project where he has described how to map the Leave Area Index of a vineyard by means of a canopy characterization system equiped with a lidar sensor developed by the GRAP. The document got an A grade.

 17/01/2012 

 

 

2011


Doc

New scientific article of the GRAP

Spatial variability in grape yield and quality influenced by soil and crop nutrition characteristics

It has been published online at the journal Precision Agriculture the paper entitled Spatial variability in grape yield and quality influenced by soil and crop nutrition characteristics written by J. Arnó, J. R. Rosell, R. Blanco, M. C. Ramos and J. A. Martínez-Casasnovas. 

 

22/12/2011

 

Doc

 

New scientific article of the GRAP

Weed discrimination using ultrasonic sensors

It has been printed at the journal Weed Research the paper entitled Weed discrimination using ultrasonic sensors participated by the GRAP member Alexandre Escolà.

15/12/2011 

 
 

Doc

 

New scientific article of the GRAP

SIMLIDAR – Simulation of LIDAR performance in artificially simulated orchards

It has been published online at the journal Biosystems Engineering the paper entitled SIMLIDAR – Simulation of LIDAR performance in artificially simulated orchards where the GRAP members Joan Ramon Rosell, Jaume Arnó and Ricardo Sanz have participated.

 

 

18/11/2011 

 Doc

New scientific article of the GRAP

A review of methods and applications of the geometric characterization of tree crops in agricultural activities

It has been published online at the journal Computer and Electronics in Agriculture the paper entitled A review of methods and applications of the geometric characterization of tree crops in agricultural activities written by Joan Ramon Rosell and Ricardo Sanz, members of the GRAP.

 

13/10/2011 

 
 Web_vella

Launchment of the website of the Research Group in AgroICT & Precision Agriculture (GRAP)

 

07/09/2011 

 

 

  

 

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