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Aerial Monitorization—A Vector for Ensuring the Agroecosystems Sustainability


  • Pompilica Iagăru

    (Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Food Industry and Environmental Protection, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, 7–9 Dr. Ion Ratiu Street, 550012 Sibiu, Romania)

  • Pompiliu Pavel

    (SC Interface SRL, 550012 Sibiu, Romania)

  • Romulus Iagăru

    (Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Food Industry and Environmental Protection, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, 7–9 Dr. Ion Ratiu Street, 550012 Sibiu, Romania)

  • Anca Șipoș

    (Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Food Industry and Environmental Protection, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, 7–9 Dr. Ion Ratiu Street, 550012 Sibiu, Romania)


This paper is based on the modernization of work processes in agriculture by ensuring the efficient management of land and equipment and the acquisition of inputs given the specific natural variation in environmental conditions. Specifically, the paper highlights research from a dual perspective, descriptive and explanatory, according to the methodology of the case study conducted in the field of the agricultural enterprise SC AgriConsorțium SRL, located in the S–W of Romania, by adopting the spatial technology for the aerial monitorization of agricultural crops and for signalizing, in real time, the changes and vulnerabilities of the agroecosystem in order to function and develop sustainably. The research aims to promote spatial technologies to monitor crop growth resources, crop vegetation conditions, the real-time signaling of changes, and vulnerabilities in the agroecosystem. The research study’s results highlight the role of the aerial monitoring of crops and rapid signaling of changes in the agroecosystem, such as vegetation conditions, plant density, quality of applied work, and the destruction of crops by overgrazing for the rapid and relevant assessment of affected areas and damage. The case study of the paper is a modern, innovative, and sustainable tool for digitizing agricultural enterprises to obtain accurate information on changes in the agroecosystem and to adopt a geographical information system for recording and managing data specific to cultivated areas and their use in providing studies and reports necessary for state institutions, respectively, in order to support and guide the decision-making process. The obtained results are the basis for future research on the interpretation and use of information obtained by drones.

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  • Pompilica Iagăru & Pompiliu Pavel & Romulus Iagăru & Anca Șipoș, 2022. "Aerial Monitorization—A Vector for Ensuring the Agroecosystems Sustainability," Sustainability, MDPI, vol. 14(10), pages 1-12, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:gam:jsusta:v:14:y:2022:i:10:p:6011-:d:816300

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