Fruit Tree Production

A.Y. 2020/2021
8
Max ECTS
84
Overall hours
SSD
AGR/03
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The main topic of the class is to understand the morphology and phyiology of woody plants, their origin, the distribution of their production and commercial uses of cultivated fruit, wood and ornamental trees.
Expected learning outcomes
The skills acquired in the "Fruit Tree Production" class are the planning and management of fruit tree farms, nurseries, ornamentals, gardens, urban parks.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
year
Course syllabus
CFU I. Morphology, anatomy, physiology 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 Breeding of fruit trees. CFUs VII and VIII-Field activities: morphology of woody plants. Poplar cultivation. Pruning of fruit trees. Visit to experimental farms.
Prerequisites for admission
Agronomy, biochemistry and physiology, botany
Teaching methods
50 hours of lectures
26 hours of field work
4 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 exam is oral and will deal with the theory of arboriculture, as well as the capacity to solve basic practical issues of arboriculture.
AGR/03 - ARBORICULTURE AND FRUITCULTURE - University credits: 8
Field activity: 16 hours
Practicals: 24 hours
Lessons: 44 hours
Professor: Cirilli Marco
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