General agronomy

A.Y. 2018/2019
Overall hours
Learning objectives
Gain an integrated view of meteorological, edaphic and biological factors which contribute to crop production. Understanding the effect of agronomic interventions on factors of production.
Ability to understand the reasons of different cultivation paths in open fields under different conditions of climate, soil and availability of resources and different goals in terms of production and environmental impact.
Expected learning outcomes
Knowing how to diagnose the state of the agroecosystem by integrating visual assessments and assessments based on measurement of chemical or physical variables related to atmosphere, soil and crop. Being able to identify the need of soil arrangement or interventions to improve soil fertility before cultivation. Knowing how to define the quantitative aspects of interventions and their timing of a cultivation path.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
Second semester
Course syllabus
1. Introduction to agronomy.2. Agrometeorology.3. Soil structure and soil-water relations.4. Tillage.5. Fertilization and nutrient management.6. Soil amendment.7. Weed control.8. Introduction to arable crops. Wheat. Maize
Teaching methods
Ceccon, P., Fagnano, M., Grignani, C., Monti, A., Orlandini, S., 2017. Agronomia, 1st ed. EdiSES, Napoli.
AGR/02 - AGRONOMY AND FIELD CROPS - University credits: 8
Field activity: 12 hours
Practicals: 12 hours
Lessons: 52 hours
Professor: Bechini Luca
By making an appointment.
In my office (Via Celoria 2, Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie e Ambientali - Agronomia, 1st floor above "Aula 1")