Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1) Recognize, by using morphological key-features, the seeds and plants of industrial crops under study.
2) Obtain knowledge of the ecological parameters and niches along with the agronomic practice needed to accomplish an economically profitable crop for each species.
3) Develop critical thinking skills for tackling practical problems related with growth and crop cycle of the species under study.
Course Content (Syllabus)
Distribution, botanical features, development and growth, ecological parameters, agronomic practice, products, quality and post-harvest treatments of the most important, for Greek agricultural economy industrial crops (sugar beets, cotton, linseed, hemp, tobacco, oilseed crops – bioenergy crops: oilseed rape, sunflower, safflower, castor, sesame).