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School of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
Course unit
AGM0013342, A.A. 2019/20

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

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
AG0056, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 8.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination CROP PRODUCTION BASE COURSE
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Agronomy, Food, Natural Resources, Animals and the Environment
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
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

Teacher in charge TEOFILO VAMERALI AGR/02

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses AGR/02 Agronomy and Herbaceous Cultivation 8.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 3rd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Practice 3.0 24 51.0 No turn
Lecture 5.0 40 85.0 No turn

Start of activities 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
11 Commissione a.a. 2019/20 01/12/2019 30/11/2020 VAMERALI TEOFILO (Presidente)
MACOLINO STEFANO (Membro Effettivo)
10 Commissione a.a. 2018/19 01/12/2018 30/11/2019 VAMERALI TEOFILO (Presidente)
MACOLINO STEFANO (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: "Filed crops" is one of the courses that characterizes the STAG study program - 1st level. The professionalizing courses build and apply the fundamentals illustrated in the basic courses. Therefore, it is essential that the students develop a solid understanding of the key concepts discussed in these classes. The student is recommended to get the most out of these study courses, by asking questions and communicating with teachers and colleagues.
Good knowledge of plant biology, soil and plant chemistry, plant nutrition and general agronomy are required.
Target skills and knowledge: The student acquires knowledge in the field of herbaceous crops starting from their seed / fruit and then extending to the rest of the plant and to the crop. The objective is to know the ability to adapt to the cultivation of the main field crops of agricultural interest and the response to the main agronomic factors (place in rotation, crop precession, sowing time and density, tillage, fertilization, irrigation, control of weeds etc.) that can be applied depending on the quantitative result to be achieved. Alongside the classic food crops, those intended for non-food are also illustrated (crops for: bionenergia, dyes, detergents, various polymers, lubricants, etc.).
Examination methods: The profit check is carried out in the following way: written and oral exam. During the oral test the recognition of seeds and fruits of all the herbaceous species listed in the program is foreseen.
There are no on-going assessments.
Assessment criteria: The relevance of the answers to the proposed topics will be evaluated, their scientific correctness as well as the correctness in the formulation of expressions in Italian, the reasoning ability on the proposed theme and the competence / professionalism that the candidate will be able to express.
Course unit contents: 1 CFU: Winter cereals (soft and hard wheat, barley, oats, rye, triticale).
1 CFU: Summer cereals (maize, rice, sorghum; buckwheat; millet and panic: hints).
2 CFU: Food oil and protein crops (sunflower, canola, peanut, soy, safflower and sesame) and non-food (castor, linen, cotton; Crambe sp. And Brassica carinata, B. juncea, Jatropha sp .: hints).
1 CFU: Industrial and aromatic species (beetroot and sugar cane, tobacco).
1 CFU: Grain legumes (fava bean, broad bean, lentil, chickpea, lupine, pea, bean).
1 ECTS: Textile and fiber plants (cotton, linen, hemp, kenaf, miscanthus). Other species that can be used as cover crop / catch crop and species with biocidal action (mustard, phacelia and horseradish).
1 ECTS: Elements of forage cultivation and weed control.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Based on the information provided in this course the students will learn: the origin of the various herbaceous species, the economic importance and the degree of spread in culture, the average yields of the product, the composition of their seeds or fruits, the most modern agronomic techniques on the subject of economic and environmental sustainability.
The course is supplemented with some practical exercises both on-site and off-site. On-site: at the experimental farm "L. Toniolo" (2 exercises); off-site: at private companies chosen for their competence and organization. The exercises to be carried out in site concern the direct observation in the field of some agricultural crops and the distribution of seed samples for each of the herbaceous species discussed in class. The off-site exercises instead concern the cultivation of some particular plants such as rice and tobacco located in particular areas of the Veneto region.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Lecture notes and slides are available.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Autori vari, Il riso. Bologna: Collana R. Angelini, 2007.
  • Autori vari, Le radici della dolcezza in La bieticoltura e l’industria saccarifera nel Veneto del900.. Rovigo: Atti 28° Conv. Studi storici, Rovigo 3 dic. 2005., 2007.
  • Autori vari (Baldoni R. e Giardini L. coordinatori), Coltivazioni erbacee 1° e 2° Vol.. Bologna: Patron Ed., 2000.
  • Autori vari, Il mais. Bologna: Collana R. Angelini, 2007.
  • Autori vari, Il frumento. Bologna: Collana R. Angelini, 2007.

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Laboratory
  • Case study
  • Problem solving

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

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
No Poverty Zero Hunger Good Health and Well-Being Climate Action Life on Land