Diffusion, economic importance of vegetables . Their qualitative characteristics and nutritional value; Analysis of seed and planting methods; growing tecnics. Effect of environmental and soil condition.
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•Powerpoint slides available on Moodle.
The module aims to make the students able to analyze problems, to evaluate possible solutions and to achieve goals concerning field crops and Horticultural crops. Main agronomic techniques which are able to influence quality characteristics of row materials obtained by crop cultivation.
Competence acquired (at the end ):
le production, considered under a gradient of increasing complexity and achievable goals; the different system of production of various vegetables crops according to their requirements and to the aims to be achieved (market or industry). Knowledge about agronomic techniques influencing technological characteristics of cereals and some root crops, vegetables and fruits.
Skills acquired (at the end of the course):
- To be able to manage suitably the crops in order to achieve definite goals.
- Information about main factors influencing crop production from the qualitative point of view. Such factors are treated according to the different growing stage of species and the final destination of the raw product and the quality required.
Courses to be used as requirements (required and/or recommended)
Courses required: none
Courses recommended: none
9 CFU including the time spent in attending lectures, seminars, private study, examinations etc.
Frequency of lectures, practice and lab., although non compulsory, is strongly recommended
Teaching tools: video projector, PC, overhead projector
Type of Assessment
Summer session: quiz examination divedied in two parts: one for herbaceous crop production and quality, the other one on the tree crops. Oral examination on Autumn an Winter sessions will be carried out.
Crop Production: Prof. Paolo Casini
Concept on the quality of crop production for industrial transformation. Biological and economical yield meaning. Natural and agronomical yield factors. Climate and agriculture. The plant: water, minerals, growing, biodiversità. Seminars on: vegetables quality with special reference to nitrates accumulation; the production of quality in potatoes for processing.
Arboriculture: Dr. Camilla Pandolfi
Introduction to arboriculture. The anatomy and functions of roots, trunk, leaves, flowers and fruits. Propagation of woody species: seed, cutting, micropropagation. Abiotic and biotic stresses