Precision Agriculture and Energy Saving

Course Information
TitleΓεωργία Ακριβείας και Εξοικονόμηση Πόρων / Precision Agriculture and Energy Saving
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate, 3rd / Doctorate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorThomas Alexandridis
Course ID600018816

Programme of Study: PMS Diacheírisī Edafikṓn, Ydatikṓn, Energeiakṓn Pórōn kai Agrotikoý Perivállontos

Registered students: 15
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course116

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours4
Total Hours52
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
General Prerequisites
Students should be familiar with the use of computers
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, students will have: 1. Advanced knowledge of principles of precision agriculture and familiarization with equipment for sensing and variable rate application. 2. Advanced knowledge of the principles of resources saving in agriculture and their application in agricultural practice. 3. Critical thinking on decision-making for crop management under the concept of precision agriculture and resources saving.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
Course Content (Syllabus)
Advanced knowledge in precision agriculture and resources saving. Technology and equipment: global positioning system (GPS), satellites and drones (UAV), yield mappers, soil scanners, variable rate applicators, management of geographic data in a GIS for spatially and temporally distributed cultivation. Sensors for soil, plants, livestock. Artificial intelligence, big data and robotics. Precision livestock farming. Energy saving by using heat pumps in agricultural buildings. Bioclimatic design of greenhouses and livestock buildings. Resources recovery from agricultural waste and reuse in agricultural production - adoption of the circular economy model at field level.
spatially distributed farming, GPS, sensors, agricultural waste, Bioclimatic design of agricultural buildings, energy saving
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Use of MS Powerpoint for teaching, moodle and specialized software.
Course Organization
Reading Assigment21
Student Assessment
70% written exams, 30% individual project
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Φουντάς, Σ. και Γέμτος, Θ., 2015. Γεωργία ακριβείας. [ηλεκτρ. βιβλ.] Αθήνα:Σύνδεσμος Ελληνικών Ακαδημαϊκών Βιβλιοθηκών. Διαθέσιμο στο:
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