- Location: Lagosanto (FE)
The first geophysical survey for soil knowledge for extensive agriculture in Italy was carried out thanks to the in-depth experience concerning precision farming by the owner of the Massimo Salvagnin Company. The Project was carried out in 2012 on approximately 400ha, on the basis of years of physicochemical data collected independently by the farm which we then used to study the soil after having performed a continuous geophysical survey for mapping the soil resistivity. On the basis of the correlation between the acquired data and that provided by the farm, (including the production yield data) numerous thematic maps were developed, including clay content charts.
From this important collaboration between Giovanni Bitella, Massimo Salvagnin, many important publications were developed which confirm and validate the importance of investigating soil characterisation in order to correctly apply precision agriculture. In particular, L’informatore agrario 25/2012 in the article “The benefits of a site-specific management of the farm, knowing the land optimises yields and reduces waste”. Other important articles were published during 2013, one in the trade magazine Agricoltura in April 2013, which takes stock of the advantages in production of the Porto Felloni farm thanks to precision farming, the other in the Informatore Agrario with the special edition concerning precision agriculture in issue 22/2013.