VEGETABLE AND FLOWER CROPAcademic Year 2018/2019 - 1° Year
Credit Value: 6
Scientific field: AGR/04 - Vegetable and ornamental crops
Taught classes: 28 hours
Exercise: 28 hours
Term / Semester: 1°
To acquire an in-depth knowledge of the cultivation of the most representative species of Italian vegetable and flower crops. Teaching aims to provide the necessary preparation for organizing and managing the production process and for obtaining appropriate results in terms of yield, product quality and environmental implications.
The course takes place through classroom lectures, with the aid of a vidoeprojector, analysis of case studies, seminars and technical visits to significant farms in the area.
Detailed Course Content
Knowledge of crops with particular reference to biology, the requirements of the different cultivar groups.
Critical analysis of the most significant aspects of the cultivation process for the principal species in terms of botanical families, morpho-biometric characteristics, type of products, the most appropriate technical practices.
In detail the crops analyzed, like case study, are: Fam. Alliaceae: onion; Fam. Apiaceae: carrot; Fam. Asteraceae: lettuce; Fam. Brassicaceae: cauliflower; Fam. Cucurbitaceae: watermelon; Fam. Fabaceae: haricot; Cut flower: chrysanthemum and bulbous plants; Flowering pot plants: bedding plants; Foliage plants.
Note and schemes of the lessons provided by the teacher.
Accati Garibaldi E., 1993. Trattato di floricoltura. Edagricole, Bologna.
Bianco V.V., Pimpini F., 1990. Orticoltura. Pàtron Editore, Bologna.
Dole J.M., Wilkins H.F., 1999. Floriculture. Principles and species. Prentice Hall, New Jersey.
Tesi R., 2010. Agricoltura mediterranea sostenibile. Patron Edit., Bologna.