Soil fertility, analysis and modelling tools. Soil physical, chemical and biological properties, agrometeorological variables, water-soil-plant relationships, soil tillage, water erosion, land setting and drainage, water and management, organic matter and fertilization, crop system, weeds and their control.
GIARDINI L. - Agronomia per conservare il futuro. 2012, Patron Editore. Bologna
Additional texts available in library: Bonciarelli, Landi, Zanchi
For viticultural topics:
FREGONI M. – Viticoltura di qualità. 2005, Editore Phytoline s.r.l., Affi (Vr
Didactic material edit by the Professor
Fundamental concepts for understanding the effects of various agronomical techniques at farm and environment level, and their choice in function of agricultural systems in different topographic and pedo-climatic situations of vineyards.
Knowledge of the agronomical techniques and their application in different environments and viticultural systems.
Skills acquired (at the end of the course):
Design and application of the different agricultural practices in different environments and production systems.
Courses to be used as requirements (required and/or recommended):
Students are expected to be familiar with the principles and terminology of pedology, agrometeorology, soil chemistry.
Total hours of the course (including the time spent in attending lectures, seminars, private study, examinations, etc...): 150
Hours reserved to private study and other indivual formative activities: 96
Contact hours for: Lectures (hours): 24
Contact hours for: Laboratory (hours): 0
Contact hours for: Laboratory-field/practice (hours): 24
Seminars (hours): 0-2
Intermediate examinations: 0
Frequency of lectures, practice and lab: although non-compulsory, is strongly recommended.
Video projector, PC, overhead projector, experimental fields, labs.
Type of Assessment
Analysis of physical environment, pedo-climatic variables, analysis and modeling tools. Concept of fertility and organic matter, soil tillage, land setting and drainage, soil erosion and conservation practices, water management, fertilization, crop system, weeds control.