Fruit tree production

A.Y. 2019/2020
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. Morphology, anatomy and architecture of woody plants: roots, stem, branches, leaves, flowers and fruits. CFU II. The annual and life cycle of woody plants: juvanility, maturity, senescence. Phenology bud dormancy, sprouting, primary and secondary growth, flowering, fruit growth and ripening. CFU III. Premininary analysis of the planting site: how soil and climate will affect plant growth? CFU IV. Species selection for fruit and timber arboriculture. Planting and management techniques: irrigation, fertilization, soil management. CFU V. Pruning woody plants: best management practices. CFU VI -Field activities: morphology of woody plants. Poplar cultivation. Pruning of fruit trees
Prerequisites for admission
Agronomy, biochemistry and physiology, botany
Teaching methods
44 hours of lectures
14 hours of field work
2 hours of seminar
Teaching Resources
Articles, slides, and other material on Ariel webpage.
Textbook:
Sansavini S., Costa G., Gucci R., Inglese P., Ramina A., Xiloyannis C. 2012 - Arboricoltura generale. Pàtron editore, with particular emphasis to chapters: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15 e 16.
Assessment methods and Criteria
The written exam will be made of 6 open questions asking about the theory of arboricultulture, as well as investigating to capacity to solve basic practical issues of arboriculture. An optional short oral exam (1 open question on a random topic chosen from the program) can follow the written exam.
AGR/03 - ARBORICULTURE AND FRUITCULTURE - University credits: 6
Field activity: 16 hours
Practicals: 8 hours
Lessons: 36 hours
Professor: Fini Alessio
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