Smart Biosystem Laboratory

Research Group AGR-278

Who are we?

Precision Agriculture research group AGR-278

 

The research group Smart Biosystem Laboratory (AGR-278), focuses on innovation in agricultural processes through the use of new technologies. The members of the Group are part of the departments of Agroforestry Engineering and Graphic Engineering of the Universities of Seville and Cordoba and their knowledge areas cover different disciplines such as mechanization, irrigation, geomatics or remote sensing.

Our team combines the experience of researchers with a wide scientific production and international recognition, with the innovative approach of young researchers of great projection within these fields. The members of the Group also maintain a close relationship with the sector, from public bodies (IOC, MAGRAMA, Regional Ministries of Agriculture), to farmers, technicians and machinery manufacturers, as well as with Interprofessional Organizations.

Digital Agriculture

All of the Group’s research lines have in common the use of high technology solutions to solve real needs in agricultural production, and their capacity to add value to the agri-food chain by improving product traceability, safety and profitability. This approach is aligned with the current Smartfood and S3 Agrifood strategies at a regional and European level, which support research and technological innovation as the basic pillars of the agriculture and food of the future.

Research Lines

SMART IRRIGATION AND SENSORS

PHENOTYPING AND 3D RECONSTRUCTION

REMOTE SENSING AND DRONES

AUTOMATION AND ADVANCED MACHINERY

Professor Manuel Pérez-Ruiz

Professor Manuel Pérez-Ruiz

University of Seville

Professor of the ETSIA of the University of Seville, specialized in Precision Agriculture and in the application of new technologies to agricultural production. He has developed much of his scientific work at the University of California, Davis (USA). He currently coordinates two research projects, one of the Excellence Program of the Andalusian Government and the other subject to the State Research Program.

Professor Juan Agüera Vega

Professor Juan Agüera Vega

University of Córdoba

Professor of Agroforestry Engineering at the ETSIAM at the University of Córdoba. Member of the research group Smart Biosystems Laboratory (AGR-278). University professor and researcher since 1982.

Professor Gregorio Egea Cegarra

Professor Gregorio Egea Cegarra

University of Seville

Doctor in Agricultural Engineering and Master’s Degree in Planning and Management of Water Resources from the Polytechnic University of Cartagena.

His lines of research are focused mainly on the use of new technologies for the management of irrigation, deficit-based irrigation and modelling of the response of crops to the water deficit.

PhD Jorge Martínez Guanter

PhD Jorge Martínez Guanter

Corteva Agriscience

Digital Marketing Manager at Corteva Agriscience. PhD in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Seville. Skills in Agronomy, statistical analysis of large volumes of data, Automatic Learning techniques, Computer Vision, as well as mechatronics, LiDAR sensors, remote sensing, drones, GIS and control in microcontroller-based robotics.

Professor Antonio Miguel Pérez Romero

Professor Antonio Miguel Pérez Romero

University of Seville

Professor of the Department of Graphic Engineering, within the area of Graphic Expression in Engineering at ETSIA. His lines of research focus on three fronts: 3D surveys, using laser and photogrammetry-SFM techniques. Accuracy of GPS-GNSS systems. Development of applications for teaching innovation in Topography and Geomatics.

Orly Enrique Apolo Apolo

Orly Enrique Apolo Apolo

PhD Student

PhD student at School of Agricultural Engineering (University of Seville). Strong research background with expertise in using artificial intelligence in precision farming. Currently, working in developing models for yield estimation in orchards trees. Also, he has experience in spectral sensors, infrared thermometers, LiDAR sensors among others.