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Drones and Microbiome for Sustainability

Drones and Microbiome for Sustainability

The Challenge for Agricultural Sciences Students at the Cattolica University of Piacenza

Il Borro, June 2024
At Il Borro, 18 students from the Faculty of Agricultural, Food, and Environmental Sciences at the Catholic University of Piacenza participated in a challenge to develop innovative solutions for agricultural sustainability. The students from the master’s degrees in Sustainable and Precision Agriculture and in Agricultural and Food Economics presented projects divided into three macro areas: improving sustainability in wine production, optimizing microbiomes in organic vineyards, and using agricultural drones for data collection and distribution of phytosanitary products.
The jury, composed of the owners of the Il Borro estate and the dean of the faculty, evaluated the works based on innovation, sustainability, and feasibility. The project “New technologies for the sustainable protection of vineyards: the future enters the vineyard” was awarded for its ability to move from theory to practice and highlight the environmental and economic benefits of sustainable and precision techniques.
Professor Trevisan emphasized the importance of practical experiences like this to develop problem-solving and team-building skills, which are essential for future professionals in the agri-food sector.

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