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School of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
Course unit
AGM0013343, A.A. 2018/19

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. 2018/19
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 8.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination VEGETABLE CROP PRODUCTION
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 PAOLO SAMBO AGR/04

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses AGR/04 Horticulture and Floriculture 8.0

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

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Practice 2.0 16 34.0 No turn
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Start of activities 25/02/2019
End of activities 14/06/2019
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
6 Commissione a.a. 2019/20 01/12/2019 30/11/2020 SAMBO PAOLO (Presidente)
BONGHI CLAUDIO (Membro Effettivo)
BONA STEFANO (Supplente)
5 Commissione a.a. 2018/19 01/12/2018 30/11/2019 SAMBO PAOLO (Presidente)
BONGHI CLAUDIO (Membro Effettivo)
BONA STEFANO (Supplente)
4 Commissione valida dall'A.A. 2013/14 01/12/2013 30/11/2018 SAMBO PAOLO (Presidente)
BONGHI CLAUDIO (Membro Effettivo)
BONA STEFANO (Supplente)

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 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. The test will be done only in the 3 exams of the summer session.
The exam will be oral in the session different from the first after the class has been taught.
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
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 belonging to the solanacee and cucurbitacee families.
6th and 7th credits biology and growing techniques of the most important vegetable species belonging to the brassicaceae, asteraceae and apiaceae families.
8th 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)
  • Pardossi, Prosdocimi Gianquinto, Santamaria e Incrocci, Orticoltura Principi e Pratica. Bologna: Edagricole, 2018. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Laboratory
  • Case study
  • Working in group
  • Auto correcting quizzes or tests for periodic feedback or exams
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

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

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Good Health and Well-Being Affordable and Clean Energy Responsible Consumption and Production Climate Action