On Tuesday, 31 October, two postgraduate students presented their theses that took place last summer in the Perrotis College educational and research olive grove, in collaboration with the Padua University of Italy and Perrotis College. Students Federica Aru and Ester Zancarano received the highest marks and their papers were accepted for presentation and publication at the International European Conference on Precision Agriculture in Montpellier, France, in July 2019.
Ester Zancarano's thesis has created a new hydrological model of precision irrigation estimation using drones for aerial photography in dense planting gardens, and Federica Aru’s thesis evaluated various terrestrial and aerial spraying systems of olive groves (using drones). Both theses are innovative in their subject matter. The drone used was advantageous for the cooperating company 3D SA General Aviation Applications.