A total of 5 CFU of frontal teaching and 1 CFU of exercises will be given.
Fundamentals of tractors and engines, transmission system, linkage system; tractors performance. The mechanization of agricultural operations. Performance of agricultural equipments.
Machines and equipments for tillage, seeding, fertilizer application, pesticides distribution. Grain harvesting machines, forage harvesters; equipments for haymaking and forage drying. Mechanical fruit harvesting (grape and olive).
Machinery performance evaluation, annual use and cost of operation, tecnical choice of equipments
Basic concepts of precision farming, precision agricultural technologies.
Storage, handling and disposal of animal slurries; environmental and legal aspects.
Milking equipments for cows, sheep and goats: design and components. Milking techniques and work organization.