Course Information
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID600017279

Programme of Study: PPS Geōponías (2019-sīmera)

Registered students: 178
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesSpring-4

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
Knowledge of soil science and inorganic chemistry basics.
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: 1. Understand the role of soil properties on the different nutrient forms necessary for agronomic plants. 2. Recognize and understand the different forms of nutrients in soil and the forms that are available to plants. 3. Carry out the most common laboratory methods for the determination of soil available nutrients and interpret the results. 4. Recommend fertilization.
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 teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Respect natural environment
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Soil constituents and properties that affect the availability of essential nutrients to plants. Soil nitrogen (N): N cycle, chemical and biochemical transformations, additions and losses. N fertilizers. Soil phosphorus (P): P cycle, P forms in soil and interactions between soil solution and soil solid phase. P fertilizers. Soil potassium (K): K cycle, K forms in soil and interactions between soil solution and soil solid phase. K fertilizers. Calcium (Ca), magnesium (Mg) and sulphur (S). The micronutrients: iron (Fe), manganese (Mn), copper (Cu), zinc (Zn), nickel (Ni), molybdenum (Mo), boron (B) and chlorine (Cl). Forms of micronutrients in soil. Chemical methods for the determination of soil available nutrients. Nutrient management: assessment of requirements, season and methods of application. Other sources of nutrients except of fertilizers. Cultivation practices and nutrient management: reduced tillage and no tillage of soil. Leaf analysis.
essential nutrients for plants, soil fertility
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
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Use of powerpoint and web (website, e-mail, eLearning).
Course Organization
Laboratory Work39
Written assigments19
Student Assessment
Compulsory attendance of the laboratory classes. Written exams.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Brady N.C., Weil R.R. 2011. Εδαφολογία. Εκδόσεις Έμβρυο, Αθήνα (κωδικός Εύδοξος: 12536597).
Additional bibliography for study
Κεραμίδας Β., Μπαρμπαγιάννης Ν. 2016. Σημειώσεις Γονιμότητας Εδάφους. ΑΠΘ, Θεσσαλονίκη. Εργαστηριακές ασκήσεις του μαθήματος Γονιμότητα Εδάφους. 2020. ΑΠΘ, Θεσσαλονίκη.
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