Digital Farming

Foundations of Digital Farming


MA, 2L+1E, SS (EN)


Contents of the lecture

The course offers an introduction to the topic of Digital Farming. Students should understand the importance of digitalization for agriculture in particular and for a sustainable society in general, as well as the role of computer science in this context. The learning objective is the ability to classify the effects of operations in agriculture with digital tools in comparison to conventional methods and to reflect on the economic and social effects.

  • Foundations of digitalization and digital transformation
  • Fields of application for Digital Farming methods, basic and technical processes (e.g. process engineering in crop production, soil cultivation, sowing, fertilization, crop protection and harvesting)
  • Overview of systems and areas of Digital Farming: e.g., sensors and actuators, farm management information systems, digitized agricultural technology (tractors and implements) up to systems with autonomous functions, guidance systems, decision support systems, satellite systems, geographic information systems
  • Systems and data in precision farming (systems and data used in the field in the crop year: tillage, seeding, ...)
  • Systems and data in precision livestock farming (animal husbandry)
  • Cross-cutting topics and further in-depth topics: Role of upstream and downstream sectors, economic and business factors, documentation and reporting in agriculture (acreage registers, fleet management systems), nutrient cycling and sustainability




Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Dörr
Room 32-421
Contact: Please contact the secretariat Caroline Frey


Dr.-Ing. Felix Möhrle
M.Sc. Marc Favier

Organization and announcements

The lecture and the exercise are organized via the OpenOLAT system. We also post announcements there. A link to the OLAT course as well as all semester-related information can be found by clicking on the respective semester in the semester overview.

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