Agronomy and Herbaceous cropsModule Herbaceous crops
Academic Year 2023/2024 - Teacher: Salvatore COSENTINO
Expected Learning Outcomes
At the end of the training course the student acquires the scientific and technical skills on the main widespread herbaceous species of potential interest for the Mediterranean environment for the purpose of adequate knowledge and correct cultivation At the end of the course the student will be able to apply the general principles underlying the cultivation of plant species of potential interest for the Mediterranean environment for the purpose of adequate knowledge and correct cultivation. At the end of the training course the student, through the preparation of a paper and a computer presentation, will possess the critical and judgment skills for the evaluation of herbaceous crops. The student will be able to communicate what he has learned having developed communication skills by presenting a topic of the course to his colleagues in the course. At the end of the course the student will have the ability to continue the study independently after the course of study having acquired skills useful for the preparation of a productive agroecosystem.
During the course students will be divided into groups that will prepare together a thesis on a crop. The thesis will be presented during the exercises towards the end of the course.
The final exam is oral and includes the recognition of seeds of herbaceous crops (about 50), the discussion of the thesis and further questions on other herbaceous crops planned in the course.
The assessment of learning can also be carried out electronically, if the conditions require it
Attendance of Lessons
The attendance of the course is preferably in presence and strongly recommended
Detailed Course Content
Coltivazione erbacee - a cura di Giuliano Mosca e Amedeo Reyneri - Edagricole Università e Formazione
|Economic importance of herbaceous crops in the world in Europe, in Italy; Criteria for the classification of herbaceous crops; Method of classification and treatment of herbaceous crops
|Cereal crops: soft and hard wheat; barley, oats, rye; emmer; corn and sorghum; rice; buckwheat.
|Legume crops from grain: broad bean, chickpea, lentil, kidney bean, lupine, chickpea, pea, soybean
|Oil crops: rapeseed, sunflower, Brassica carinata and other brassicaceae crops.
|Vegetable crops from open field: artichoke, potato, tomato.
|Fiber crops: flax, hemp, cotton
|Biomass crops for energy (outline): annual and multi-year for the production of bioethanol, biodiesel, biogas, heat and electricity.
|Fodder crops (outline): grasses, meadows, pastures
Learning Assessment Procedures
Unsuitable Knowledge and understanding of the topic: Important shortcomings. Significant inaccuracies Analysis and synthesis skills: Irrelevant. Frequent generalizations. Inability to synthesize Use of references: Completely inappropriate 18-20 Knowledge and understanding of the topic: At the threshold level. Obvious imperfections Ability to analyze and synthesize: Just enough skills Use of references: As appropriate 21-23 Knowledge and understanding of the topic: Routine knowledge Analysis and synthesis skills: It is capable of correct analysis and synthesis. Argue logically and consistently Use of references: Use standard references 24-26 Knowledge and understanding of the topic: Good knowledge Analysis and synthesis skills: Has good analysis and synthesis skills. The arguments are expressed consistently Use of references: Use standard references 27-29 Knowledge and understanding of the topic: Knowledge more than good Ability to analyze and synthesize: He has considerable abilities of analysis and synthesis Use of references: Has explored the topics 30-30L Knowledge and understanding of the topic: Excellent knowledge Ability to analyze and synthesize: He has considerable abilities of analysis and synthesis. Use of references: Important insights.
Examples of frequently asked questions and / or exercises
Botanical description and main phenological phases of a crop
Cultivation techniques for a crop
Main varieties grown and yields per hectare
Time of harvest and use of the product