SUSTAINABLE VITICULTURE AND WOODY CROP PRODUCTION

Second cycle degree in SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE

Campus: LEGNARO (PD)

Language: English

Teaching period: First Semester

Lecturer: ANDREA PITACCO

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 6


Syllabus
Prerequisites: For a thorough understanding of the matter, it is recommended that the Student has basic knowledge of Physics, Plant Biology and Agronomy.
Examination methods: The exam will be normally oral.
Course unit contents: Origin and diffusion of Viticulture (1 Credit)
- History
- The grapevine in the history, religion and art
- Statistics and economic relevance

Botany, Anatomy, Ecology (1 Credits)
- Botanical classification and geographical distribution
- Varieties, clones and rootstocks
- Root system
- Shoot, bud and leaf morphology
- The bud complex
- Reproductive structures and fruit

Biology and Physiology (1 Credit)
- Life and annual cycles
- Dormancy, phenology and thermal time
- Radiation interception and absorption
- Leaf gas exchange
- Water balance
- Assimilate partitioning, growth and competition
- Reproductive cycle
- Flower differentiation, flowering and fruit set
- Fruit growth and ripening processes

- Environmental determinants of the grapevine cultivation
- Bioclimatic indices
- Grapevine-environment interactions, zoning and terroir

Cultivation techniques (1 Credit)
- Planting
- Trellis systems
- Pruning
- Water management
- Mineral nutrition
- Soil Management
- Precision Viticulture