sustainable management of livestock waste

A.Y. 2020/2021
6
Max ECTS
64
Overall hours
SSD
AGR/10
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
Provide students with the knowledge about the solutions and the exploitation of sustainable management of livestock waste in agro-zootechnical systems.
Expected learning outcomes
The knowledge provided to the students will enable them to evaluate the sustainability and the economic convenience of the technologies and solutions that could be applied in agro-zootechnical system, for livestock management specifically to different farms, in accordance with the environmental requirements and regulations.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
Second semester
In case of emergency, classes will be live-streamed on Microsoft Teams, following the lessons timetable.
The course program and teaching materials will be unchanged.
Assessments methods and criteria will be unchanged: the exam will be taken either in class or through Microsoft Teams, depending on the rules in force at that time.
Course syllabus
Lectures:
Livestock effluents: criticality, current situation and trends.
Chemical and physical characteristics of livestock effluents.
Characteristics of livestock effluents at excretion.
Management factors influencing the characteristics of livestock effluents: feeding, housing and removal techniques (cattle, pigs, poultry), storage methods.
Sizing of platforms and storage tanks.
Characteristics of livestock effluents at the field.
Nitrates Directive.
Treatments of livestock effluents.
Distribution of livestock effluents.
Technical and managerial possibilities for livestock effluents distribution at variable dose.

Practice exercises:
Technical visits to livestock farms with plants and machines for treatment and distribution of livestock effluents.
Prerequisites for admission
Basic knowledge of Agronomy and Agricultural Engineering is requested
Teaching methods
Lectures and technical visits to livestock farms with plants and machines for treatment and distribution of livestock effluents.
Teaching Resources
Teaching materials:
In digital format, available at https://ftangorragsrz.ariel.ctu.unimi.it/v5/home/Default.aspx

Additional books:

Effluenti zootecnici. Impiantistica e soluzioni tecnologiche per la gestione sostenibile
Giorgio Provolo
Editore: Maggioli editore

"Programma d'Azione regionale per la protezione delle acque dall'inquinamento provocato dai nitrati provenienti da fonti agricole nelle zone vulnerabili ai sensi della Direttiva nitrati 91/676/CEE"
http://www.regione.lombardia.it/wps/wcm/connect/d0e7cdfd-293d-4cf5-a78f…

TECNICHE DI DISTRIBUZIONE DEGLI EFFLUENTI ZOOTECNICI E AGRO-ENERGETICI
Luigi Sartori, Franco Gasparini, Andrea Pezzuolo
Editore: Veneto Agricoltura
http://www.venetoagricoltura.org/upload/File/erbacee_bollettino/Sartori…

MECCANICA E MECCANIZZAZIONE DEI PROCESSI PRODUTTIVI AGRICOLI
Massimo Lazzari, Fabrizio Mazzetto
REDA edizioni
https://www.capitello.it/libri/prontuario-di-meccanica-e-meccanizzazion…

Allevamento animale e sostenibilità ambientale. Vol. 1: principi, I.
Curatore: B. Stefanon, M. Mele, G. Pulina
Editore: Franco Angeli
Assessment methods and Criteria
Test method: oral test
Test type and evaluation parameters: oral questions aimed to assess the understanding of the teaching content and the ability to organize knowledge discursively.
The exam marks will be expressed out of 30 and the final grade will take into account the accuracy and quality of the answers, as well as the communicative skills and the ability to adequately motivate statements and judgments during the interview.
AGR/10 - RURAL BUILDINGS AND AGRO - FOREST LAND PLANNING - University credits: 6
Practicals: 32 hours
Lessons: 32 hours
Professor(s)
Reception:
phone or e-mail appointment
Dept. VESPA building, second floor