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School of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
Course unit
AGO2044035, A.A. 2019/20

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

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
AG0058, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2019/20
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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
Department of reference Department of Land, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry
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 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 of
Individual study
Practice 3.0 24 51.0 No turn
Lecture 7.0 56 119.0 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
10 Commissione a.a. 2019/20 01/12/2019 30/11/2020 PITACCO ANDREA (Presidente)
RUPERTI BENEDETTO (Membro Effettivo)
9 Commissione a.a. 2018/19: dal 24/02/2019 24/02/2019 30/11/2019 PITACCO ANDREA (Presidente)
MEGGIO FRANCO (Membro Effettivo)

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:
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)

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Laboratory

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Quality Education Responsible Consumption and Production Climate Action Life on Land