D3a - Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie, Alimentari e Ambientali - Guida degli insegnamenti (Syllabus)
Students attending the course should have developed scientific and technical skills in agronomy and arable crop production.
The course is based on lessons (ppt lectures) in which the teacher will provide basic information on the topics of the course and will stimulate discussions among the students (4 ECTS). Field visits to experimental stations and vegetable farms located in the vacated territories for vegetable productions of the Marche Region will be part of the training activities (2 ECTS).
The course is aimed to develop the specific skills needed for vegetable cropping system management according to the sustainable agriculture principles and to provide an introduction to the vegetable market analysis and opportunities evaluation.
The main aim of this course is to improve the ability of the students in developing a systemic approach to the factors involved in vegetable crop management and adopting coherent and appropriate technical. Additionally, capability of clearly and exhaustively communicate notions, ideas, problems and technical solutions to interlocutors, either professional or not, representative of the various and specific competencies in the vegetable crops management.
The course is composed of two main parts:
In the frame of the first part the following information are provided:
In the monographic section, the different crop/species will be considered in terms of their relevance in the Italian and in the local scenario, botanical characteristics and ecological needs, cultivation techniques, breeding, quality parameters, harvest technology, postharvest management and processing.
Learning evaluation methods
Oral discussion on the topics presented during the course.
Learning evaluation criteria
During the oral exam, the students should be able to demonstrate their knowledge of the topics presented during the course, use appropriate technical terminology and apply the learnt information to solve practical problems about the vegetable cropping systems management in an integrate and coherent way.
Learning measurement criteria
The final mark is attributed in thirtieths. Successful completion of the examination will lead to grades ranging from 18 to 30 “cum laude”.
Final mark allocation criteria
The oral examination consists of three questions concerning the subjects listed in the teaching program, each of ones will be quantified in the range 0 - 10. The degree of 30 “cum laude” is attributed when the student demonstrates complete mastery of the subject.
Wednesday 4.30 pm - 6.30 pm