Oloklīrōménī Diacheírisī THreptikṓn Stoicheíōn sto Édafos

Course Information
TitleΟλοκληρωμένη Διαχείριση Θρεπτικών Στοιχείων στο Έδαφος / Oloklīrōménī Diacheírisī THreptikṓn Stoicheíōn sto Édafos
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate, 3rd / Doctorate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorNikolaos Barbayiannis
Course ID600018827

Programme of Study: PMS Diacheírisī Edafikṓn, Ydatikṓn, Energeiakṓn Pórōn kai Agrotikoý Perivállontos

Registered students: 5
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses216

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours52
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
Knowledge of Inorganic Chemistry, Physical-chemistry, Soil Science and Soil Fertility basics.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: 1. Understand the role of soil properties on the different forms and available amounts of the essential nutrients for plants. 2. Carry out specific laboratory methods for the determination of soil available nutrients. 3. Interpret the results of soil and plant tissues analysis. 4. Recommend fertilization for crops.
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
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Soil chemical analysis as a tool for the assessment of soil fertility. Soil available macro- and micronutrients (determination-calibration-interpretation). Plant tissues analysis. Critical levels of nutrients for crops. Physical-chemical approach of soil fertility assessment (quantity/intensity relations, sorption isotherms, chemical potential). Agricultural productivity and environmental quality.
soil available nutrients, calibration of methods of soil available nutrients' determination, plant tissues analysis, critical levels of nutrients
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
  • Publications in international journals
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 MS Powerpoint και internet (search engines, e-mail, web-page).
Course Organization
Laboratory Work26
Reading Assigment22
Written assigments20
Student Assessment
50 % written exams. 50 % individual project assignment (a set of laboratory and theory exercises and presentation).
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)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
  • Report (Formative, Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
Havlin J.L., S.L. Tisdale, W.L. Nelson and J.D. Beaton. 2014. Soil Fertility and Fertilizers. 8th edition. Pearson Inc., NJ.
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