Combining bio-fertilizer application with precision agriculture technologies

The latest SOILdarity specialized course.

The course on biofertilizers will include theoretical lectures about biofertilzers type and sources, their agronomic and environmental benefits, variable rate technologies to implement biofertilizers site specifically, and the potential socio-economic and environmental benefits of combining biofertilizers with variable rate technologies.
The online course will be integrated by a field trip to visit the experimental plots of biofertilizer use at different rates of applications implemented at Herdade dos Conqueiros . Participants will be able to  do some evaluation of different agronomic differences using visual assessments, soil properties measurement using optical methods and crop NDVI sensors.

When and Where?
The course will be an online event from the 19th to the 30th of June 2023, with 2 hours of classes a day from 10:00 to 12:00 (Lisbon time).

Field trip will be held on June 28 at Herded dos Conqueiros (Alvalade do Sado, Alentejo).


The course is free of charge, but participants must register via the form available at the link below.

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If you have troubles opening the link, copy and paste the following URL into your browser or contact us via mail at | Ana Maria Ventura (FCUL)

or | Prof. Cristina Cruz (FCUL)

Web link to the lectures will be available a few days before the course starts.

Course Content
The course consists in 9 theoretical lectures (one lecture per day, from 10:00 to 12:00, Lisbon Time) and a field trip at Herded dos Conqueiros.

Lectures will be structured as follows:

DateName of the lecture
19 June MondayIntroduction to biofertilizers in the context of soil ecology
20 June TuesdayThe need for biofertilizers: a market perspective
21 June WednesdayFrom microbes to biofertilizers
22 June ThursdayTechincal and legal issues, the business plan associated with biofertilizers
23 June FridayAlternatives to biofertilizers
24 June SaturdayNo lecture
25 June SundayNo lecture
26 June MondayWorks on Biofertilizers
27 June TuesdayBlack soldar fly as a soil stimulant
28 June WednesdayCampo (Alvalade do Sado; Herdade dos Conqueiros)
29 June ThursdayPrecision agriculture and biofertilizers, results from field assays
30 June FridayBiofertilizers in precision agriculture: round table