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School of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
Course unit
AVP5073577, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2019/20

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
AV2293, Degree course structure A.Y. 2016/17, A.Y. 2019/20
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Degree course track Common track
Number of ECTS credits allocated 8.0
Type of assessment Mark
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 English
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
Core courses AGR/02 Agronomy and Herbaceous Cultivation 8.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Practice 1.0 8 17.0 No turn
Laboratory 1.0 8 17.0 No turn
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Start of activities 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2016 course timetable

Prerequisites: Fundamentals of physics, chemistry, biology and agronomy
Target skills and knowledge: This course has been designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of processes affecting biogeochemical cycles and pollutant transport, and strategies to mitigate agriculture water, air and soil pollution
Examination methods: The final exam will consist of a written part and of an oral part, to be held on the same date. The exam will include topics from the textbook, lectures slides and laboratory experiences. Students will be required to write a report on a topic agreed in consultation with the instructor
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: ) Atmosphere and hydrosphere: the agricultural non-point source pollution (0.5 ECTS)
2) The soil ecosystem and its properties (0.5 ECTS)
3) Soil water content and potential, retention characteristics (1 ECTS)
4) Flow of water in saturated soils and unsaturated saturated (2 ECTS)
5) Solute transport in the soil and water erosion (1 ECTS)
6) Soil Nitrogen and environmental quality (0.5 ECTS)
7) Soil Phosphorus and environmental quality (0.5 ECTS)
8) Sustainable Agricultural Practices to mitigate agriculture water, soil and air pollution (2 ECTS)
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Teaching is based on lectures, working groups, case studies and on class exercises involving students individually.
Hands on or laboratory activities are also scheduled
Additional notes about suggested reading: The material used for the course will be made available to students through the Moodle platform of the School at
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Hillel D., Environmental Soil Physics. --: --, 1998. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Radcliffe DE, Simunek J., Soil Physics with HYDRUS: Modeling and Applications. --: CRC Press, 2010.
  • Pierzynski GM, Vance, GF, Soils and Environmental Quality. --: --, 2005. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Laboratory
  • Problem based learning
  • Case study
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Working in group
  • Problem solving

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

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Zero Hunger Responsible Consumption and Production Climate Action