D3a - Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie, Alimentari e Ambientali - Guida degli insegnamenti (Syllabus)
Basic knowledge of agronomy.
The teaching method includes both lectures (4 CFU) and practicals (2 CFU), performed as room exercises and field visits.
Knowledge. The course enables students to acquire the fundamental knowledge on the planning and management of turfs.
Applying knowledge and understanding. The course has as main objectives the acquisition of fundamental knowledge on the turfs used for ornamental, recreational, sport and technical purposes by technicians able to manage the complex connected issues.
Cross-expertise: (i) making judgements: ability to identify the information needed to manage the main agronomic issues of each herbaceous crop; (ii) communications: ability to clearly and exhaustively communicate notions, ideas, problems and technical solutions to interlocutors, either professional or not, representative of the various and specific competencies involved in the management of turfs (turfs managers, farmers, engineer, architect, biologist, administrator).
1. Presentation of the course. Expected benefits from turfs. Growth and turf management as affected by the environment (1 ECTS).
2. Species and varieties used for turfs: botanical aspects, environment adaptation, principles for the choice, criteria for the consociation (1 ECTS).
3. Cropping technique:
- Preliminary works. Criteria for irrigation and drainage planning (1 ECTS).
- Correcting of soil defects. Soil preparation. Sowing (period and modality), and/or vegetative propagation (period and modality) (1 ECTS).
- Management practices (mowing, fertilisation, irrigation, pest and disease management). Remediation of turf defects (1 ECTS).
4. Special techniques for the management of different types of turfs (1 ECTS).
Learning evaluation methods
Final assessment will focus on an oral interview.
Learning evaluation criteria
In the oral classwork, the student will have to demonstrate the knowledge in each of the areas covered in the program.
Learning measurement criteria
The final mark is attributed in thirtieths.
Final mark allocation criteria
The oral examination consists of three main questions that 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.
Panella A., Croce P., Falcinelli M., Modestini F.S., Veronesi F., 2006. Tappeti erbosi. Calderini Edagricole. Bologna.
Monday to Friday), from 11 am to 1 pm.