Biogas, Life Cycle assessment, Minimum tillage and sod seeding, improved slurry application techniques, digestate
Evaluation using Life Cycle Assessment methodology of the environmental impact of agricultural processes.
Anaerobic digestion as mitigation strategy of agricultural process (e.g. livestock, dairy products, etc.).
The Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences - Production, Land, Agrienergy develops its activities with a view to advancement through scientific research, knowledge about farming systems, forestry, livestock, environmental and energy based on a multidisciplinary approach aimed at promotion of effective and efficient management of complex agricultural systems. The integration of the main fields of agricultural science is essential in order to improve many aspects of agricultural production, food and non-compliance with the conservation of natural resources and minimizing the environmental impact thanks to the recycling of waste. The studies on crop production and animal cover areas of research involving issues ranging from the molecular level to those of the body and systemic, in close correlation with environmental issues. Technological approaches include the use of traditional methods (biological, chemical, physical, computing and engineering) integrated with innovative approaches "-omics" and systemic-to allow for the development of management models and predictive.
Historically has been involved in:
agricultural machinery (tractors, self-propelled machines and equipment)
management of water resources for agriculture in territorial scale
hydrology of small-scale basin
irrigation techniques at farm scale
energy applied to the rural
territory and rural landscape
environmental impact mitigation