PhD studentships In Precision Agriculture


Fully funded PhD scholarships in Precision Agriculture are available in Precision Soil and Crop Engineering Group (SiTeMan), within the Department of Soil Management, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering in Ghent University (UGent) in Belgium. The deadline is on 30th September.

The aim of the project is to establish a research platform combining cutting-edge soil and crop sensors, modelling and system control technology for managing farm resources (seeds, fertilisers, pesticides, water, and manure) site-specifically, with the final goal of establishing a precision agriculture centre in Flanders.

Students holding a MSc degree in Bioscience or other relevant areas are invited in Ghent University in Belgium to work on one of the PhD research projects from the following list:

  • Site specific fertilisation.
  • Site specific manure injection.
  • Site specific pesticide applications.
  • Site specific soil compaction management.
  • Site specific seed rate management.

Main criteria

  • A completed MSc degree in Agriculture Engineering, Biosystems Engineering, Agronomy, Mechatronics Engineering or Mechanical Engineering, those who are still completing a degree can apply too.
  • Ability to use basic engineering software and modeling languages;
  • Knowledge in sensing technologies, modeling, and control theory is not mandatory, but will be an advantage;
  • Ability to work with agricultural mechanisms is necessary;
  • English fluency, teamwork, problem-solving.

Find out more.

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