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School of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
VITICULTURE AND ENOLOGY SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Course unit
VITICULTURE
AGO2044035, 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
VITICULTURE AND ENOLOGY SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (Ord. 2017)
AG0058, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2018/19
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 10.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination VITICULTURE
Website of the academic structure http://www.agrariamedicinaveterinaria.unipd.it/
Department of reference Department of Land, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Branch CONEGLIANO (TV)
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 Teacher in charge not defined yet.
Other lecturers ANDREA PITACCO AGR/03

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses AGR/03 General Arboriculture and Tree Cultivation 10.0

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

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Practice 3.0 24 51.0 No turn
Lecture 7.0 56 119.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 25/02/2019
End of activities 14/06/2019

Syllabus
Prerequisites: For a thorough understanding of the matter, it is recommended that the Student has passed the exams of Physics, Plant Biology and Agronomy.
Target skills and knowledge: The primary objective of the Course is the development of the ability to interpret, plan and carry out the many technical operations applied to the vineyard, in the light of a thorough knowledge of the biology and physiology of the plant and of the relationships with the soil and the physical environment.
Examination methods: To be defined
Assessment criteria: The ability of the Student of a mature understanding of vineyard functioning will be evaluated, taking into account the wide range of cultivation techniques and situations of both national and international Viticulture.
Course unit contents: Origin and diffusion of Viticulture (1 Credit)
- History
- The grapevine in the history, religion and art
- Statistics and economic relevance

Botany and Anatomy (2 Credits)
- Botanical classification and geographical distribution
- Varieties, clones and rootstocks
- Ampelography (outline)
- Root system
- Shoot, bud and leaf morphology
- The bud complex
- Reproductive structures and fruit

Biology and Physiology (2 Credits)
- Life and annual cycles
- Dormancy, phenology and thermal time
- Radiation interception and absorption
- Leaf gas exchange
- Water balance
- Assimilate partitioning, growth and competition
- Reproductive cycle
- Flower differentiation, flowering and fruit set
- Fruit growth and ripening processes

Ecology (1 Credit)
- Environmental determinants of the grapevine cultivation
- Bioclimatic indices
- Grapevine-environment interactions, zoning and terroir

Cultivation techniques (2 Credits)
- Planting
- Trellis systems
- Pruning
- Water management
- Mineral nutrition
- Soil Management
- Precision Viticulture

Specialized seminars (2 Credits)
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Attendance to classes and practical exercises is recommended.
Technical or scientific papers related to the following lectures Regularly item will be distributed regularly, in order to engage students in the discussion.
To stimulate the Students towards the study of the international technical literature, the study and presentation of a scientific paper, chosen by the student from a list of proposed titles, which will be published at the beginning of the course.
All these documents will be downloadable through the Moodle Platform of the School: https://elearning.unipd.it/scuolaamv/
Additional notes about suggested reading: Books are to be intended as a useful general reference. Handouts of presentations will be distributed only after the end of the classes, to keep an active attention of the Student during the lectures.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)