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  UAL Crop Nitrogen and Irrigation Lab

Grants

Integrated salinity, irrigation and nitrogen management to ensure yield and minimise nitrate leaching from vegetables grown with moderately saline water (P18-RT-2516).  "Proyectos de Excelencia", Consejería de Transformación Económica, Industria, Conocimiento y Universidades. Junta de Andalucía. Proyectos de investigación orientados a los retos de la sociedad andaluza. Call 2018. PI: Luisa Gallardo Pino. 01/01/2020-31/12/2022.

Innovative Greenhouse Support System in the Mediterranean Region: efficient fertigation and pest management through IoT based climate control (iGUESS-MED).
Grant Agreement Number 1916- iGUESSMED. Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area Programme (PRIMA) Call 2019 Section 1 Farming IA. EU H2020. Duration: 2020-2024. PI at UAL: M. Gallardo 180.000 €.

Demonstration and implementation of the VegSyst-DSS tool for sustainable fertigation management
. Financed by CEIA3. Call 2019. PI: Luisa Gallardo Pino.

Efecto del cultivar sobre la monitorización en planta del estado nutricional en nitrógeno de cultivos
(RTI2018-099429-B-100). Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades.
Programa Estatal de I+D+i Orientada a los Retos de la Sociedad 2018. PI: Rodney B. Thompson. co-PI: Francisco Manuel Padilla Ruiz. 01/01/2019-31/12/2022.

Development of the VegSyst-DSS web-based decision support system for vegetable crops to manage irrigation and N fertilization and to calculate the C and N footprints (VS-DSS). Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades. Programa Estatal de I+D+i orientada a los Retos de la Sociedad 2018. Proyecto INIA. Convocatoria 2018. 2019-2021. PI: Luisa Gallardo Pino.

Networking european farms to enhance cross fertilisation and innovation uptake through demonstration (NEFERTITI)
, call: RUR-12-2017, H2020. Project PI: M. Adrien Guichaoua - ACTA (Association de Coordination Technique Agricole), France; UAL coordinator: Dr. Cynthia Giagnocavo. 01/01/2018-31/12/2022.


Spanish initiative research in efficiency of N in Agroecosystems (Sirena Network).
AGL2015-68881-REDT. Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad. Plan Estatal de Investigación Científica y Técnica y de Innovación 2013-2016. Redes de Excelencia 2015. PI: Miguel Quemada Saenz-Badillos (UPM). 01/12/2015-30/11/2018.

Monitoring with proximal optical sensors and agronomic techniques to optimize N management and yield of sweet pepper
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Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. National Plan for Research, Development and Innovation (Retos 2015). PI: Dr. Rodney B. Thompson. 2016-2018.

Transfer of INNOvative techniques for sustainable WAter use in FERtigated crops (FERTINNOWA)
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call : WATER-4B-2015, H2020. Project PI: Raf de Vis, Proefstation Voor de Groenteteelt, Mechelen, Belgium; UAL coordinator: Rodney B. Thompson. 2016-2018.

Proximal optical sensors to evaluate the nitrogen status of a sweet pepper crop
.
Zeraim Gedera (Syngenta Group). PI: Dr. Rodney B. Thompson. 2014-2015.


Use of optical sensors and simulation models to optimize the management of nitrogen in vegetable crops
(Ref. AGL2012-39036). Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. National Plan for Research, Development and Innovation. PI: Dr. Marisa Gallardo. 2013-2015.

Use of a combined modelling and monitoring approach to optimise management of fertiliser N for vegetable production in greenhouses (Ref. AGL2008-03774/AGR). Spanish Ministry of Innovation and Science, National Plan for Research, Development and Innovation. PI: Dr. Rodney B. Thompson. 2009-2011.

Drainage and nitrate leaching from intensive horticultural systems to aquifers: Extrapolation from plots to the regional level (Ref. P06-AGR-02419). Government of the Autonomous Region of Andalucía, Research Projects of Excellence. PI: Dr. Marisa Gallardo. 2007-2010.

The efficient use of nitrogen in agricultural rotations (Coordinated Project, subproject 4- Ref. RTA2008-00081-C5-04). Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria (INIA). IP of subproject: Carmen Giménez Padilla. 2008-2011.

Reducing nitrate contamination of aquifers in the zones of intensive horticultural production on the Spanish Mediterranean coast (Ref. AGL2004-07399). Spanish Ministry of Education and Science, National Plan for Research, Development and Innovation. PI: Dr. Rodney B. Thompson. 2005-2008.

Vegetable production systems in greenhouses and their environmental impact (Ref. UNAM05-23-012). Combined Spanish Ministry of Education and Science, and FEDER  Funding for Scientific and Technological Infrastructure. PI: Dr. Marisa Gallardo. 2005-2006.

Irrigation scheduling in vegetable crop in greenhouses with continuous monitoring of the moisture status of the plant and soil (Ref. AGL2001-2068). Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology, National Plan for Research, Development and Innovation. PI: Dr. Marisa Gallardo. 2002-2004.

Contamination of aquifers from greenhouses in Almeria (Ref. UALM03-23-022). Combined Funding by Spanish Ministry of Education and Science, and FEDER Funds for Scientific and Technological Infrastructure. PI: Dr. Marisa Gallardo. 2003.

Programming irrigation in vegetable crops and “enarenado” soils with continuous measurement of soil moisture with a new sensor based on electrical impedance. FIAPA (Fundación para la Investigación Agraria de la Provincia de Almería). PI: Dr. Albert Solé Benet. 2001-2003.

Development and distribution of software for irrigation scheduling of vegetable crops in greenhouses and “enarenado” soils (Ref. 2000/27). FIAPA (Fundación para la Investigación Agraria de la Provincia de Almería). PI: Mª Dolores Fernández Fernández. 2001-2003.

Irrigation scheduling using real and historical climatic data in vegetable crops in greenhouses with  "enarenado" soils. Contract R&D, Cajamar Bank. PI: Dr. Santiago Bonachela. 2000-2002.

Action Plan in the zones of the Mediterranean Coast that are vulnerable to nitrate contamination from agricultural sources. Government of the Autonomous Region of Andalucía, Spain. PI: Dr. Alfonso García Ferrer. 1999-2000.

Improved management of fertigation in horticultural crop in greenhouses in Almeria: Incorporation of new methods for the control of irrigation, nutrients and salinity, and their transfer to the local industry.
FEDER Funds and CYCIT (Spain). PI: Dr. Marisa Gallardo. 1999-2001.


International collaboration


Work on Efficient utilization in fertilizer and water resources in vegetable production, with Institute of Plant Nutrition and Resources, Beijing Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences, Beijing, China.  Starting in 2016.