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Faculty of Agricultural Sciences
Course unit
AGO2042969, A.A. 2013/14

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2012/13

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
AG0056, Degree course structure A.Y. 2008/09, A.Y. 2013/14
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Course unit English denomination HORTICULTURE
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Agronomy, Food, Natural Resources, Animals and the Environment
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian

Teacher in charge PAOLO SAMBO AGR/04
Other lecturers GIAMPAOLO ZANIN AGR/04

Integrated course for this unit
Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses AGR/04 Horticulture and Floriculture 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Practice 1.0 8 17.0 2
Lecture 5.0 40 85.0 No turn

Start of activities 03/03/2014
End of activities 14/06/2014
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Examination board not defined


Common characteristics of the Integrated Course unit

Prerequisites: The class does not require any "bridging courses" but some information connected with classes taught during the first year (mainly mathematics and biology).
Target skills and knowledge: The class is aimed to teach students some basic informations on history of the most important vegetable and fruit crops. Then information about the most important growing systems will be also given. Major emphasis will be on agronomic and environmental aspects of cultivation and their effect qn quantity and quality of production.
Examination methods: The final evaluation will be by means of multiple answer question (test) and open questions.
For the vegetable part the exam will be oral in the session different from the first after the class has been taught.
The final grade will be obtained by the average of the grade of the two module of the course.
Assessment criteria: The evaluation of the student will be based on the comprehension of the addressed topics and on the base of the concepts and methodologies learnt during the class. The ability of the student of using such aspects in an independent way will also be taken into account.

Specific characteristics of the Module

Course unit contents: 1st credit, chronology of the introduction and domestication of most important vegetable crops.Most important Agro-ecosystems and vegetable production
2nd credit, sustainable and organic vegetable production. Principles and techniques.
3rd credit, fertigation and soil-less growing systems . Plant nutrition and nutrient solution preparation
4th and 5th credits biology and growing techniques of the most important vegetable species for Veneto region and Italy
6th credit, the quality of vegetable products
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The class will be done in classroom with theoretical lectures and some practical activities in lab.
Additional notes about suggested reading: MAterial will be made available by the teacher (power point presentation, articles ecc.) on the Moodle platform of the school of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Romano tesi, Orticoltura mediterranea sostenibile. Bologna: Patron Editore, 2010.