Fruit tree production

A.Y. 2017/2018
6
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
AGR/03
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
Provide the concepts of morphology, ecology, phenology,
physiology, genetics and agronomy of plant trees for basic
knowledge of tree-cropping systems.
Expected learning outcomes
Biology and ecology of woody plants, agronomy, cropping systems
of trees.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
Course syllabus
CFU I. Fruit tree crops: classification, ecological, historical and economic aspects. The main tree-cropping systems: arboriculture fruit (fruit crops, viticulture, olives, ...), arboriculture and urban forestry. Structural aspects and management.

CFU II. Physiology of development, grow and fruiting. Pruning and canopy management, the training systems. Propagation and nursery organization. The rootstock.

CFU III. Phenology. Soil and climate effects on tree crops: limiting factors and land suitability to fruit crops.

CFU IV. Cultivar and clone, origin and taxonomy, introduction to tree crop breeding. Varietal assortment and lists.

CFU V. Introduction to tree crop ecophysiology. Orchard management: soil, water and nutritional aspects.

CFU VI - Tutorials. Tree structures. Recognition of the main tree species of agroforestry.
Teaching methods
Materiale distribuito durante lo svolgimento del corso: figure,
tabelle, grafici, articoli vari da riviste specializzate.

Sansavini S., Costa G., Gucci R., Inglese P., Ramina A., Xiloyannis C.
2012 - Arboricoltura generale. Pàtron editore. In particolare i
capitoli: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15 e 16.
AGR/03 - ARBORICULTURE AND FRUITCULTURE - University credits: 6
Field activity: 16 hours
Practicals: 8 hours
Lessons: 36 hours
Professor: Fini Alessio
Professor(s)