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.
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.