PRINCIPLES OF AGRONOMY

Course Information
TitleΓΕΝΙΚΗ ΓΕΩΡΓΙΑ / PRINCIPLES OF AGRONOMY
Code028Ε
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
SchoolAgriculture
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID420001087

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Class ID
600119554
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
Prerequisites
General Prerequisites
Students should have basic knowledge of plant anatomy and morphoplogy, plant phsyiology, soil science and meteorology-climatology.
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: 1. recognize the most important field crops that are important for human nutrition. 2. know the structure and function of field crops. 3. understand how the envrinonment affects the development of field crops (climate, soil, biotic factors). 4. understand the importance of fertilization and plant nutrition for crop plants. 5. understand the agricultural practises that are used in field crops. 6. know the cropping systems.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Respect natural environment
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
1. Introduction (Agriculture as an art and science, agriculture and human nutrition, origin of cro-p plants, classification of crop plants with different critiria) 2. Structure and function of field crops 3. Envrionment and development of plants – Climate (solar radiation, temerature, rainfall and other precipitation, wind, light, evaporotransiration, photoperiod, the agricultural climate of Greece and distribution of crops) 4. Envrionment and developmen of plants - soil, and biotic factors. 5. Growth, developemnt and yield of crops. 6. Crop rotation. 7. Soil tillage. 8. Plant nutrition and fertilization. 9. Seed and seeding. 10. Cropping systems (monoculture, intercropping, convenstiona agriculture, sustainable agriculture) 11. Cropping systems (Integrative crop production, organic agriculture, precision agriculture, new tecnologies in agriculture, good agricultural practises, environmental indices, application of good agricultural practises). 12. Brief presentation of the main field crops that are important for Greece. The products and the quality of these products. 13. Brief presentation of the alternative crops such as aromatic and medicinal plants, energy crops that are important for Greece. The products and the quality of these products. Practicals 1. seed of field crops 2. identification of field crops at different growth and developmental stage 3. seed gremination, seed quality characteristics that are used for seed control and fertilization.
Keywords
crop production, field crops
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Description
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: 1. recognize the most important field crops that are important for human nutrition. 2. know the structure and function of field crops. 3. understand how the envrinonment affects the development of field crops (climate, soil, biotic factors). 4. understand the importance of fertilization and plant nutrition for crop plants. 5. understand the agricultural practises that are used in field crops. 6. know the cropping systems.
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures100
Laboratory Work30
Total130
Student Assessment
Description
100% written exams
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Μαθήματα Γενικής Γεωργίας 2009, Χ. Δόρδας, Εκδοτικός οίκος Συγχρονή Παιδεία, Θεσσαλονίκη.
Last Update
28-10-2015