WiLife project



Project SWIFF - “Sistema Wireless per il controllo dell’Irrigazione e di altre Funzioni in ambito Florovivaistico" funded by the Ministry for Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies - M. D. 19173/7643 of 17.12.2008

In the managing of a protected productive environment, such as a greenhouse, the only introduction of automatic controls, even if electronic, does not able to ensure the observance of all required conditions for a profitable production and at the same time ecologically sustainable and safe from errors or malfunctioning. The project SWIFF intended to develop an innovative system for the control of the irrigation and other typical important functions of the productive activities of the nursery gardening sector.The mean aim of the research was to identify the modeling et electronic solutions (HW/SW) able to increase the systems representativeness and the reliability, assuring the maximum operative security and a gradual optimization in the use of the resources (water, fertilizer solution, thermoregulation, phytosanitary treatments, etc.) within the productive structure.


Bacci L., Battista P., Rapi B., Sabatini F.



Realization of a tool dedicated to monitoring the environmental conditions of the greenhouse (Ta, RH, RS, ...), capable of giving indications on the phenological development and on the growth of some tomato cultivars, in order to estimate their needs, consumption and production.

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greenhouse and sensors



Approved and funded project by Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies D.M. n.194/7303/06 27/07/2006

  • In nursery gardening a correct management of water resources is necessary condition for the maximum yield and the eco-compatibility of the production system. 
  • In many areas with a floriculture vocation, there is also one progressive decrease of water resources and their qualitative decline caused by salinization phenomena

The general objective of the coordinated project is the study of biological, physiological and technological bases to improve the efficiency of use of water resources in the production of cut flower species and ornamental plants in containers and in open field.