Germany, University of Hohenheim - Stuttgart

Information Technologies and Expert Systems in Plant Protection

when 2 June 2019 - 8 June 2019
language English
duration 1 week
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 150

The department of Weed Science at the University of Hohenheim, the Ihinger Hof Research Station in Renningen and guest lectures from partner organisations offer a summer school on "Information Technologies and Expert Systems in Plant Protection" from June 10-16, 2018.

Students will work with several sensor systems to identify weed distributions and biotic stress due to pathogens in arable fields, mainly in maize, sugar beet, soybean and winter wheat. Sensors will be mounted on GPS-controlled tractors and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. Sensor data will be used to create decisions rules and application maps for site-specific hoeing, harrowing and spraying. Students will also conduct a small experiment with optical sensors.

An additional E-Learning course will be offered the week before in the Ilias-platform of the University of Hohenheim.

Course leader

Prof. Dr. Roland Gerhards
University of Hohenheim
Institute of Phytomedicine (360)
Department of Weed Science

Target group

All students interested in Precision Farming and Crop Sciences are invited to join the summer school.

Course aim

After successfully completing the module, students are qualified in using sensor- and information technologies to identify biotic stress symptoms in crops. This includes both practical sensor measurements and the analysis and interpretation of sensor data. Based on field observations and sensor measurements, students are able to derive recommendations for crop protection and plan and realize plant protection measures.

Fee info

EUR 150: Fees include cost for food and housing.


No scholarships available