Agronomy

A.Y. 2018/2019
Lesson for
6
Max ECTS
56
Overall hours
SSD
AGR/02
Language
Italian

Course structure and Syllabus

Active edition
Yes
Responsible
AGR/02 - AGRONOMY AND FIELD CROPS - University credits: 6
Practicals: 16 hours
Lessons: 40 hours
Professor: Cheli Federica
ATTENDING STUDENTS
Syllabus
Lectures
Part I: factors defining plant production (8 hours)
Moisture and dry matter, the concepts of harvest index and carrying capacity.
Crop productivity conditions: potential, obtainable and effective production.
Potential production: photosynthetic process and biochemical process. Respiration. Solar radiation, temperature and their effects on crop production. The main phenological phases of the crops.
Part II: factors limiting and reducing crop production (16 hours)
Production limited by water, the water balance of the soil-plant atmosphere system; the terrain; efficiency of water use; crop production limited by nutrients; main features of mineral and organic fertilizers.
Part III: Herbaceous crops (16 hours)
Microterms cereals (wheat, triticale, barley) and macroterms cereals (corn and sorghum): main morphological and eco-physiological characteristics, use in livestock feed.
Forage crops: meadows, pastures, grasses:
-main features, possibilities and production limits in our environments.
Oil-protein crops (soybean): main morphological and eco-physiological characteristics; use in animal nutrition.
Exercises
Technical visits in agro-technical companies (16 hours)
NON-ATTENDING STUDENTS
Syllabus
The same as for attending students
Lesson period
Second semester
Lesson period
Second semester
Assessment methods
Esame
Assessment result
voto verbalizzato in trentesimi
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