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School of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
Course unit
AGO2044569, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2018/19

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
AG0065, 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 ENVIRONMENTAL AGRONOMY
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 FRANCESCO MORARI AGR/02

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines AGR/02 Agronomy and Herbaceous Cultivation 8.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 2nd 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 30/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
8  Commissione a.a. 2019/20 01/12/2019 30/11/2020 MORARI FRANCESCO (Presidente)
BERTI ANTONIO (Membro Effettivo)
7 Commissione a.a. 2018/19 01/12/2018 30/11/2019 MORARI FRANCESCO (Presidente)
BERTI ANTONIO (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Fundamentals of chemistry and biology
Target skills and knowledge: To study the agro-environmental issues in agricultural systems and in particular the application of
animal waste ; to study the strategies and methods to rationalize the fertilization and animal waste ; to provide the theoretical basis to implement the Nitrate Directive action program
Examination methods: Written test. 4-5 questions on the programme
Assessment criteria: The evaluation will be based on the understanding of the topics, on the acquisition of concepts and methodologies proposed and the ability to apply them in an autonomous way.
Course unit contents: Credit 1 Agriculture and pollution. Origin of diffuse pollution.
Credit 2 The integrated cycle of carbon, nitrogen and phosphorous.
Credit 3 The relationships between fertilizer input and crop yield. The fertilization efficiency: concept and calculation. The agronomic use of the animal wastes. Effects on the physical, chemical and biological soil properties.
Credit 4 Fertilization and pollution: nitrogen (effects on water, soil and air).
Credit 5 Fertilization and pollution: phosphorous (effects on water and soil).
Credit 6 Control of the non-point source pollution. The carbon sequestration.
Credit 7 Best management practices.
Credit 8 The Nitrate Directive action program
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Classroom lessons
Laboratory activities
Field trips
Additional notes about suggested reading: Lessons notes, (Piattaforma Moodle della Scuola di Agraria e Medicina Veterinaria)

Agronomia, A cura di: P. Ceccon, M. Fagnano, C. Grignani, M. Monti, S. Orlandini. Edides, Napoli
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • P. Ceccon, M. Fagnano, C. Grignani (a cura di), Agronomia. Napoli: Edides, 2017. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Laboratory
  • Working in group

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

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Clean Water and Sanitation Responsible Consumption and Production Climate Action