AGRICULTURAL MANAGEMENT OF BIOGEOCHEMICAL CYCLES

Second cycle degree in SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE

Campus: LEGNARO (PD)

Language: English

Teaching period: Second Semester

Lecturer: FRANCESCO MORARI

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 8


Syllabus
Prerequisites: Fundamentals of physics, chemistry, biology and agronomy
Examination methods: The final exam will consist of a written part and of an oral part, to be held on the same date. The exam will include topics from the textbook, lectures slides and laboratory experiences. Students will be required to write a report on a topic agreed in consultation with the instructor
Course unit contents: ) Atmosphere and hydrosphere: the agricultural non-point source pollution (0.5 ECTS)
2) The soil ecosystem and its properties (0.5 ECTS)
3) Soil water content and potential, retention characteristics (1 ECTS)
4) Flow of water in saturated soils and unsaturated saturated (2 ECTS)
5) Solute transport in the soil and water erosion (1 ECTS)
6) Soil Nitrogen and environmental quality (0.5 ECTS)
7) Soil Phosphorus and environmental quality (0.5 ECTS)
8) Sustainable Agricultural Practices to mitigate agriculture water, soil and air pollution (2 ECTS)