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IVES 9 IVES Conference Series 9 Nuove soluzioni e strumenti per l’agricoltura e la viticoltura di precisione

Nuove soluzioni e strumenti per l’agricoltura e la viticoltura di precisione


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GEOSPHERA s. r. l. e TERR.A.IN. CNS, forti della grande esperienza dei loro collaboratori nell’ambito delle scienze naturali, della geologia, della geofisica e dell’informatica, garantiscono risposte innovative alle problematiche della moderna agricoltura rivolgendosi direttamente ai viticoltori, ai commercianti vinicoli ed ai liberi professionisti.
La necessità impellente di migliorare la produttività delle colture trova oggi un valido strumento nei nuovi metodi di perfezionamento della gestione del suolo agricolo che includono:
• mappaggio mediante remote sensing
• analisi e gestione dei dati mediante “geographic information systems” (GIS)
• analisi geofisiche mirate sito-specifiche
• carotaggi, trivellazioni ed escavazioni per determinare un “soil survey”

GEOSPHERA Ltd and TERR.A.IN. CNS, using the experience of its collaborators on natural, geological, geophysical and computer fields, provide solutions for Agriculture and precision viticulture farmers, growers, retailers and agricultural agronomic consultants.
The need to improve the productivity of crops, find today large aid in new methods of study and soil management, including:
• soil mapping using remote sensing
• analysis and data management using geographic information systems (GIS)
• geophysical site-specific targeted sampling
• drilling and excavation for the soil survey


Publication date: December 3, 2021

Issue: Terroir 2010

Type: Article


E. Busnardo

Studio GeoSphera s. r. l. , Via G. Matteotti 20-int. 17 – 30035 Mirano (VE) Italia

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Agricoltura, viticoltura di precisione, remote sensing (GIS), campioni per analisi geofisiche, carotaggi ed escavazioni, soil survey, ARP
Agriculture, precision viticulture, remote sensing, GIS, geophysical sampling, drilling and excavation, soil survey, ARP


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