IRTA Torre Marimon
08140 Caldes de Montbui (Barcelona)
Teléfono: 93 467 40 40
Fax: 93 467 40 42


IRTA is a research institute owned by the Government of Catalonia adscribed to the Department of Agriculture. It is regulated by Law 04/2009, passed by the Catalan Parliament on 15 April 2009, and it is ruled by private regulations.
IRTA’s purpose is to contribute to the modernization, competitiveness and sustainable development of agriculture, food and aquaculture sectors, the supply of healthy and quality foods for consumers and, generally, improving the welfare of the population.


Technological Centre of agricultural machinery and industrial equipment – MAQCENTRE

Parc de Gardeny s/nº, Edifici H-3, planta Baixa
25003 Lleida ( Spain )
Telf. 0034 973 279451
Fax. 0034 973 282800


MAQCENTRE is a technological centre focused on the sectors of agricultural machinery and industrial equipment. – It is devoted to R+D+i, technology diffusion, technological services and specialized training.
Located at the Scientific and Technological Park of Lleida.
Managed by the MAQCENTRE Private Foundation.



Research Group on Precision Agriculture, AgroICT and Agrotechnology

Universitat de Lleida. Campus de l’ETSEA
Av. de l’Alcalde Rovira Roure, 191
25198 Lleida (SPAIN)
Telf. 0034 973 702861
Email : 
Contact :  Ph.D.  Joan R. Rosell Polo

The Research Group on Precision Agriculture, AgroITC Agrotechnology and was born in 2004 bringing together researchers from four institutions (University of Lleida, UdL, Polytechnic University of Catalonia UPC, Polytechnic University of Valencia-UPV and the Centre of Agricultural Mechanization of the DAAM of the Generalitat of Catalonia). However, researchers members have been working together over 15 years and constitute the reference group in Technology Applications of Plant Protection Products in Spain, with several patents and utility models in this area. The group also is a pioneer in the field of robotics and intelligent equipment for precision farming with one of the first patent in this area and equipment installed in Canada.
The research group consists of researchers from various fields, so that the knowledge and the application areas covered are complementary. Researchers at the University of Lleida, all belong to the Department of Agroforestry Engineering contribute to knowledge concerning the application of ICT to the design, development and application of new sensors in agriculture, machine control, data acquisition , data processing and signal, topography and geostatistics, electrical engineering, development of deviceson board for agricultural machinery, aid decision making, etc..
Members of the Polytechnic Universities of Catalonia and Valencia, provide expertise in the field of automation and mechanization of the vineyard and citrus respectively.
The remaining group (researchers from the Centre of Agricultural Mechanization of the DAAM) provide applied knowledge in various tree and bushy crops, the largest in area and production of Catalonia: fruit, especially in the field of machinery and spraying systems, as well as connections to agribusiness and machinery. This composition makes it easy to address the necessary interdisciplinary research and development in the recent field of precision agriculture and AgroITC (application of information and communication technologies in the agricultural sector).