Pasture and grazing land management


  1. Course outline
SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
STUDY LEVEL Undergraduate
COURSE CODE   AGRON1020 Semester     6th, 8th
COURSE TITLE Pasture and grazing land management
INDEPENDENT TEACHING ACTIVITIES TEACHING HOURS PER WEEK ECTS
Lectures 4 5
COURSE TYPE Specialization
PREREQUISITE COURSE(S):
LANGUAGE (TEACHING AND EXAMS) Greek
THE COURSE IS OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS
COURSE WEBSITE (URL) https://agro.duth.gr/en/courses/pasture-and-grazing-land-management/

 

  1. TEACHING OUTCOMES
Teaching outcomes
Students will be able to:

 

•    identify the rangeland vegetation types.

•    estimate the carrying capacity of a rangeland.

•    recognise degraded rangelands and to design restoration activities.

•    choose and suggest the appropriate grazing system.

•    manage pastures.

 

General capabilities
  • Independent work (assignment)
  • Respecting the natural environment
  • Respecting cultural diversity

§  Development of inductive reasoning

 

  1. COURSE CONTENT
·        Terminology.

·        Pasture species.

·        Pasture development and management.

·        Classification of natural rangelands. Flora of natural rangelands.

·        Management of natural rangelands.

·        Restoration of natural rangelands.

·        Determination of forage production, grazing capacity and grazing pressure.

·        Grazing systems.

·        Environmental effects of grazing.

·        The contribution of new technologies in the management of natural rangelands and pastures.

 

 

 

 

  1. TEACHING AND LEARINING ASSESSMENT METHODS
DELIVERING METHOD In classroom
IT USE §  Power point, videos

§  e-class

TEACHING ORGANIZATION Activity Semester workload
Lectures 50
Laboratory courses 25
Written assignment – Presentation
Independent study 50
Course total

(25-hour workload per credit unit)

 

125

STUDENT ASSESSMENT

 

Written exams at the end of the semester

 

  1. PROPOSED LITERATURE
 

•       Nastis, A.S. and Tsiouvaras, C.N. (2009). Rangeland Management and Restoration. University Studio Press. p. 156.

•       Sarlis, G.P. (1998). Management and Restoration of Grazinglands. Part 1st. Stamouli publications. p. 344.

•       Sarlis, G.P. (1998). Management and Restoration of Grazinglands. Part 2nd. Stamouli publications. p. 202.

•       Tsiouvaras, C.N. (2011). Pastures – Forages – Rangeland management. Textbook. p. 80.