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CNR4All UN SISTEMA AVANZATO LOW COST PER IL SUPPORTO ALL’IRRIGAZIONE DI PRECISIONE A SCALA AZIENDALE- LCIS
The LCIS-DSS system consists of three tools capable of dealing with irrigation management through field sensors (W-Tens), remote sensing (IRRISAT) or agro-hydrological model physically-based (W-Mod). The big advantage of this system is the ability to adapt to different pedoclimatic conditions and spatial scale, being able to work with different levels of input resolution and environmental information. The irrigation management system (Ob.1) was tested on maize in Italy (Bonfante et. Al., 2019) and on different crops in Israel (e.g. potatoes), while the optimization of the low-cost approach (e.g. use of RGB drone camera) based on spectroscopy it was tested also on grapevine (Brook et al., 2019 - under review).
From CNR: PhD. Antonello Bonfante, PhD Eugenia Monaco, PhD Piero Manna, Dr. Maurizio Buonanno, Dr. Andrea Esposito and Giovanni Cantilena From Israeli partner: Prof. Anna Brook, Dr. Keren Salinas, Emanuel Levitin, Ron Segal
(i) LCIS project “An advanced Low Cost system for farm Irrigation Support” (www.lcis-project.com) a joint Italian-Israeli R&D projects in the area of “agriculture and food science". "Fifteenth Call for Proposals for Joint R&D Projects – 2017, industrial track" funded by Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation General Directorate for Country Promotion (MAECI) - Italian Republic and Israel Innovation Authority Ministry of Economy.
(ii) RURAL project “RidUrre la distanza tra RicercA e imprese agricoLe (RURAL)” PSR Campania 2014-2020. Meas. 16.5 - Tipologia di intervento16.5.1: Azioni congiunte per la mitigazione dei cambiamenti climatici e l’adattamento ad essi e per pratiche ambientali (in corso; CNR-ISAFOM Prot. 0052346/2017).
(iii) Associated principal Investigator, PRIN 2017, "Influence of Agro-climatic conDitions on the microbiome and genetic expression of grApevines for the Production of red wines: a mulTisciplinary approach (ADAPT)" (36 mesi)
Moreover, he is involved in the European H2020 project LANDSUPPORT “Development of Integrated Web-Based Land Decision Support System Aiming Towards the Implementation of Policies for Agriculture and Environment” - LANDSUPPORT - Grant Agreement N 774234” (call RUR-2016-2017) (www.landsupport.eu) on two principal tasks: crop adaptation and soil nutrients modelling.
Currently he is co-guest editor of:
• Special issue “New Frontiers of Multiscale Monitoring, Analysis and Modeling of Environmental Systems via Integration of Remote and Proximal Sensing Measurements” MDPI Remote Sensing (IF 3.4). (http://www.mdpi.com/journal/remotesensing/special_issues/multiscale_rs).
• Research Topic in Frontiers in Environmental Science: “Biogeosciences and Wine: The Management and Environmental Processes that Regulate the Terroir Effect in Space and Time” (https://www.frontiersin.org/research-topics/10197/biogeosciences-and-wine-the-management-and-environmental-processes-that-regulate-the-terroir-effect)
Research: Attention was paid to the analysis and improving of knowledge and use of soil properties and processes. Dr. Bonfante has always posed his attention to combine the standard qualitative evaluation approaches on soil land use (Land Evaluation) with quantitative ones (Simulation modelling application), in order to incorporate in dynamic way, the soil processes (e.g. soil water balance) affecting the soil-plant and atmosphere system (SPA) at different spatial scale (e.g. farm, district, region). Two are the most important fields of analysis as i) Viticulture terroir mapping and analysis and ii) Evaluation of climate change effects on crop land use in regards of food security and local farm communities’ resilience.
He is main or co-author of 31 research papers (from 2009 to 2019), with an H index Scopus of 11. (orcid.org/0000-0002-0963-1904).
In the 2015 he was invited to write the chapter “Climate change effects on the suitability of an agricultural area to maize cultivation: Application of a new hybrid land evaluation system” for the prestigious journal Advances in Agronomy (Bonfante et al., 2015, Adv. Agron. 133, 33–69). More recently, in the 2017, he was invited by IUSS (Internationa Union of Soil Sciences) president, prof. Rattan Lal, to contribute to IUSS book “Soil and Sustainable Development Goals”, with the chapter “Soil science solutions for advancing SDG 2 towards resilient agriculture” published at July 2018 on Catena Soil Sciences, E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung (Bonfante et al., 2018)
For further scientific information https://www.researchgate.net/profile/A_Bonfante