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
44 hours of lectures 14 hours of field work 2 hours of seminar
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.