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School of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Course unit
SOIL FERTILITY AND PLANT NUTRITION
AG01102825, A.A. 2018/19

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
AG0063, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2018/19
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Degree course track PRODUZIONI VEGETALI [002LE]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination SOIL FERTILITY AND PLANT NUTRITION
Website of the academic structure http://www.agrariamedicinaveterinaria.unipd.it/
Department of reference Department of Agronomy, Food, Natural Resources, Animals and the Environment
E-Learning website https://elearning.unipd.it/scuolaamv/course/view.php?idnumber=2018-AG0063-002LE-2017-AG01102825-N0
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Branch LEGNARO (PD)
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge SILVIA QUAGGIOTTI AGR/13

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Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
AG01102825 SOIL FERTILITY AND PLANT NUTRITION SILVIA QUAGGIOTTI AG0063

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses AGR/13 Agricultural Chemistry 6.0

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

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Practice 2.0 16 34.0 No turn
Laboratory 1.0 8 17.0 No turn
Lecture 3.0 24 51.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 01/10/2018
End of activities 18/01/2019
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
7 Commissione a.a. 2018/19 01/12/2018 30/11/2019 QUAGGIOTTI SILVIA (Presidente)
MALAGOLI MARIO (Membro Effettivo)
GHISI ROSSELLA (Supplente)
MASI ANTONIO (Supplente)
6 Commissione a.a. 2017/18 01/12/2017 30/11/2018 QUAGGIOTTI SILVIA (Presidente)
MALAGOLI MARIO (Membro Effettivo)
GHISI ROSSELLA (Supplente)
MASI ANTONIO (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: The students are required to possess a basic knowledge on general aspects of biochemistry, plant physiology and soil chemistry.
Target skills and knowledge: The course is aimed to give the students an overview on the main process involved in plant-soil interactions, which affect both nutrients availability and plant uptake ability.

Chemical, biological, biochemical, physiological and molecular mechanisms underlying nutrients availability and plant adaptation to nutrients fluctuations will be deepened.

Students will acquire basic knowledge and competences to improve nutrient use efficiency, also in order to reduce fertilizers distribution thus achieving a more sustainable agriculture.
Examination methods: Written evaluation
Assessment criteria: The evaluation will be based on the established acquisition of the basic concepts of the discipline, on the ability to integrate the contents exposed by the teacher and on the ability to propose original solutions to prevent or limit the consequences of nutritional stress on the plants and agriculture.
Course unit contents: ●General introduction on soil fertility and plant mineral nutrition. Macro and micro-nutrients; The rhizosphere.

●Nutrients perception and acquisition by plants; fertilizers and biostimulants, Nutrient use efficincy and approaches to improve it.

●Biochemical, physiological and molecular mechanisms underlying the transport of nutrients in plants. Root biology and root role in the nutrient acquisition.

●The cases of: nitrogen, phosphorous and sulfur. Biochemical, agronomic and environmental relevance. Cycle and major physiological mechanisms regulating their acquisition and assimilation.

●Main signals involved in plant-soil communication and the role of root symbiosis on interface soil-root and on plant mineral nutrition.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Front teaching (classroom)
Oral presentations by students on specific isuues and educational visit.
Seminars of invited speakers
Practicals
Additional notes about suggested reading: The material used for the course will be made available to students through the Moodle platform of the School at (https://elearning.unipd.it/scuolaamv/login/index.php).


Marschner's Mineral Nutrition of Higher Plants

Lecture notes and teaching slides
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Laboratory
  • Case study
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Working in group

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Zero Hunger Good Health and Well-Being Quality Education Clean Water and Sanitation Climate Action Life on Land