Biondi Paolo, Meccanica Agraria. UTET, 1999 TorinoPiccarolo Pietro. La trattrice agricola. REDA 1978, Verona.Agricoltura di Precisione. Edagricole 2016
Knolewdge acquired:The course provides technical and scientific basis on machinery management. Itgives a scenario of actual and future available technologies to manage vineyard. Competence acquired (at the end of the course):Expert on today and future technologies for vineyard management. Skills acquired (at the end of the course):Skills on design and manage machinery for vineyard management.
Deep study on a specific case; oral examination.The test is done with written exercises and oral discussion on the three key areas of the course: a) tractor/equipment coupling assessment ; b) analysis of timing and methods ; c) specific categories of machinery for the vineyard
Techniques and Technologies available for agricultural practices with particular reference to grape productions.New perspective of precision viticulture.Basis on Physics: measurement units, measurement methods, force-energy and power, velocity, adherence. Passive mechanical resistance: rolling forward, gear, skid.The farm tractor: typology, architecture, components, equipment coupling and power transmission.Farm equipment: utensils, control components, machine system, coupling to tractor(mass and power required).Yard productivity and Subduable areas. Field operational year calendar. Safety and risk control. Technical choices to reduce cost of machinery use. Vineyard design: technical, territorial and legislative constraints.Annual maintenance operation on vineyard.Soil management (ploughing, fertilization ,.weeding..): operations and suitable equipment and yards.Canopy – plant management (pruning, edging on green, bunching): operations and suitable equipment and yards.Crop protection (pesticide application and physics pest control): operations and suitable equipment and yards.Grape harvest yards: manual, machine aided and mechanical grape harvest.Placing of harvested grape to wine cellar: chains and equipment. New technologies and food safety control