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School of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
Course unit
AGN1029248, A.A. 2019/20

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

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
AG0057, 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 PLANT 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 CARMELO MAUCIERI 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 Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Practice 2.0 16 34.0 No turn
Laboratory 1.0 8 17.0 No turn
Lecture 5.0 40 85.0 No turn

Start of activities 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Prerequisites: Basic Knowledge of chemistry, physics and biology
Target skills and knowledge: The course will provide students with the tools to recognize, in rural areas, what are the main features of the environment and thus the student can recognize production potential of the main crops included, or insertable, in that context. Moreover students will be provided with skills of the main problems of agricultural systems
Examination methods: The exam consists of a series of open questions on the entire the course syllabus and exercises related to water, fertilizer and seeding rates
Assessment criteria: Skill of students will be evaluated based on the degree of knowledge of the theoretical principles and practical applications of the agricultural methods presented in the course
Course unit contents: 1st CFU climate variables and their relevance in determining the productivity of a crop

2nd CFU: The soil and its functions: formation, structure, properties, pest control.

3rd CFU: The plant nutrition: needs and interventions to improve the availability of water and nutrient in different types of soil and climate

4th CFU: Agronomy applied (notes). Farming in dry conditions. Farming systems of major food crops in different climatic environments.

5th CFU: Winter Cereals

6th CFU: Summer Cereals

7th CFU: Grain legumes; Oilseed crops, sugar crops

8th CFU: medical herbs, potato, Leaf vegetables, Tomato
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lessons and practical training held using slides and course material previously provided to students.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Slide and material provided by the teacher and the textbook.
The course material will be available at the link: (Moodle platform of the School).
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Francesco Bonciarelli, Umberto Bonciarelli, agronomia. Bologna: Edagricole, 2003. Cerca nel catalogo
  • AA VV, --. --: --, --. per la seconda parte del corso