To provide data, information and knowledge on: origin, importance, botanical, physiological, agronomic features, biological cycle, quality and quantity of the product obtained by field crops in Europe.
Expected learning outcomes
Knowledge and capacity to work in the cereal, industrial, forage, seed, feed sectors by using productive tools in sustainable way.
Lesson period: Second semester
(In case of multiple editions, please check the period, as it may vary)
Principles of agroecology. Properties of the cropping, farming, regional systems. Classification and statistics both at international level (FAO) and local level (ISTAT). The main cathegories of crops: cereals, pulses, industrial, fodders, no food). Main agronomic plans (soil tillage, fertilizazion, weed control, irrigation, stress management, harvesting, conservation), the main features of the final product for the following crops: cereals, pulses, industrials, fodder, no food.
Prerequisites for admission
Knowledge in Ecology, Botany, plant physiology, agronomy, basic statistics
Conventional lecture, project based learning, working in small or larger groups, process simulation, complex phenomena discussion for critical thinking development
Slides used during the course. Book: Bocchi S. Spigarolo R. Produzioni vegetali - coltivazioni erbacee, Poseidonia Ed. 2019
Assessment methods and Criteria
At the end of the course, the assessment will be carried out both on the group activity and a written test with open and closed questions