Umberto Andolfato

Umberto Andolfato is the headmaster of ITT CAT Carlo Brazzi in Milan and Vice President of AIAPP Lombardy. He is also a freelance worker who has developed significant experience on landscape both on a private and public level, in Italy and abroad. He has started getting involved in landscape studies in 1994, from 2010 to 2016 he has been professor of Landscape Architecture at Politecnico di Milano, where he has developed research and projects on Landscape and smart land. He is also professor of Garden design at the Scuola Arte e Messaggio. Since 2015 he is consultant for Myplant & Garden and responsible of Myplantech.

Biostimulants and biopesticides for a greener agriculture

The market of organic products for agriculture such as biostimulants, biopesticides and biofertilisers is rapidly growing because agriculture is trying to move...

What is mushroom leather

There is a sort of leather that is not of animal origin. Mushroom leather is created using the mycelium, that is, mushroom...

Amazon’s Helix: green and futuristic

Futuristic, hyper-tech and sustainable. Amazon is developing its new headquarters in Arlington, Virginia. The project includes three office buildings, one of which...

One billion hectares of forest against global warming

Global temperatures may increase of 1.5°C by 2030 – as compared to pre-industrial levels – if current tendencies keep maintaining the same...

Exploitation of the soil and pollination of wild plants

Changes in the environment are often linked to a widespread, intense use of the soil that reduces pollination and the reproductive success of wild...

Plant and animal epidemics

Epidemics are not limited to human beings. They can also affect animals and plants. The great famine caused by potato rust in Ireland (1845-1849)...

Use of magnetic fields in food refrigeration processes

The English company Camfridge, that belongs to the University of Cambridge, has presented an innovative system that could change the way of using the...

Climate changes will modify the cultivation of vines

Climate change could reduce the surface of vine fields up to 85% by the end of the century, especially in Italy and Spain. This...

The Department for Agriculture, Forestry and Food Science (DISAFA) in Turin develops precision mechanisms for agriculture

The evolution of technology and the creation of prototypes, experimental systems, robotic components and components with a high automation level is fundamental in a...

Agrivoltaics: cultivating crops under solar panels

Agrivoltaics has the aim of combining the production of electricity and agricultural activities on the same surface. Without certain expedients, it is not possible...