Agricultural Water Management in peri-urban rural areas

University of Florence
Florence, Italy
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The activities of the research grant will be carried out within the GO PEI PSGO 40/2017 ORTI BLU project funded by the Tuscany Region, which provides for the analysis of sustainable solutions for the water resources management related to irrigation in peri-urban commercial farming. The activities will include the development of innovative irrigation systems and smart management of water resources in horticultural pilot plots in selected companies, including experimental non-woven fabric mulching and irrigation management based on soil moisture monitoring. The grant holder will be in charge of checking the experiments, collecting data, interacting with project partners, writing project reports and scientific articles.