|SCHOOL||AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES|
|LEVEL OF STUDIES||7|
|COURSE CODE||AGRON1010||SEMESTER||6, 8|
|COURSE TITLE||Pesticide Application Equipment|
If the ECTS Credits are distributed in distinct parts of the course e.g. lectures, labs etc. If the ECTS Credits are awarded to the whole course, then please indicate the teaching hours per week and the corresponding ECTS Credits.
|TEACHING HOURS PER WEEK||ECTS CREDITS|
|Please, add lines if necessary. Teaching methods and organization of the course are described in section 4.|
Background, General Knowledge, Scientific Area, Skill Development
|TEACHING & EXAMINATION LANGUAGE:||Greek|
|COURSE OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS:||NO (in English)|
|COURSE URL:||http://www.agro.duth.gr/undergraduate/program/ AGRON1010.shtml|
- LEARNING OUTCOMES
|Please describe the learning outcomes of the course: Knowledge, skills and abilities acquired after the successful completion of the course.|
|Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
· understand specific technical concepts related to the types and operation of spraying equipment
· understand safety issues in the use of plant protection products
|Name the desirable general skills upon successful completion of the module|
|Search, analysis and synthesis of data and information,
Adaptation to new situations
Working in an international environment
Working in an interdisciplinary environment
Production of new research ideas
|Project design and management
Equity and Inclusion
Respect for the natural environment
Demonstration of social, professional and moral responsibility and sensitivity to gender issues
Promoting free, creative and inductive reasoning
|· Autonomous work
· Search, analysis, and synthesis of data and information, using the necessary technologies
· Promotion of inductive thinking
- COURSE CONTENT
|1. Introduction – Benefits and problems of chemical plant protection
2. Formulation of plant protection products – Adjuvants
3. Surfactants – Organosilicons – Oils
4. Types of plant protection product formulations
5. Labeling of plant protection products – Danger symbols
6. Types of spraying equipment (fertilizer spreader, dusters, compressed air sprayers, pressure sprayers, back sprayers)
7. Types of spraying equipment (portable precision sprayer, controlled droplet size sprayer, rope sprayer)
8. Hydraulic pressure sprayers – Air stream sprayers
9. Nozzles (types, parts, construction materials, function)
10. Factors affecting pesticide spraying
11. Transport of spray droplets by the wind
12. Personal protective equipment during spraying
13. Codes of Good Practice with emphasis on plant protection
- LEARNING & TEACHING METHODS – EVALUATION
Face to face, Distance learning, etc.
|Lectures in the classroom|
|USE OF INFORMATION & COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY (ICT)
Use of ICT in Teaching, in Laboratory Education, in Communication with students
The ways and methods of teaching are described in detail.
Lectures, Seminars, Laboratory Exercise, Field Exercise, Bibliographic research & analysis, Tutoring, Internship (Placement), Clinical Exercise, Art Workshop, Interactive learning, Study visits, Study / creation, project, creation, project. Etc.
The supervised and unsupervised workload per activity is indicated here, so that total workload per semester complies to ECTS standards.
Description of the evaluation process
Assessment Language, Assessment Methods, Formative or Concluding, Multiple Choice Test, Short Answer Questions, Essay Development Questions, Problem Solving, Written Assignment, Essay / Report, Oral Exam, Presentation in audience, Laboratory Report, Clinical examination of a patient, Artistic interpretation, Other/Others
Please indicate all relevant information about the course assessment and how students are informed
|The evaluation of students is carried out as follows:
• Language of assessment: Greek
• Written evaluation in the theoretical part at the end of the semester
- SUGGESTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
|Selected textbooks in the Eudoxus system
Δημόπουλος, Β. 2010. «Φυτοπροστατευτικά προϊόντα – Τρόπος δράσης και εφαρμογές στην Ελλάδα», Εκδόσεις ΕΜΒΡΥΟ – ΣΤΥΛΙΑΝΟΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΙΑΔΗΣ, Αθήνα
Additional bibliographic resources will be available to students during the course
ANNEX OF THE COURSE OUTLINE
Alternative ways of examining a course in emergency situations
|Teacher (full name):||Christos Damalas|
|Evaluation methods: (2)|
|Implementation Instructions: (3)||The examination in the course will take place through the e-class and Skype for Business platform
Students should connect to the e-class with the use of their institutional account and go to the course page (it is a prerequisite to have registered for the course) https://eclass.duth.gr/courses/OPE01244/ and to the section “EXERCISES”, where they will be given the exam form which they will fill in electronically
At the same time, students should log in to Skype for Business, following the link posted in the announcements of the course on the e-class platform
Each student will have to answer 25 multiple-choice questions, each of the questions being scored 0.4 and there will be a negative score for the wrong answers (not for the blank ones) equal to the correct answer
The duration of the examinations will be 25 minutes
Beneficiaries of participation in examinations
On the page of the course in the e-class and in the section “DOCUMENTS” before the examination period, a list will be posted with the AEM of the beneficiaries to participate in the examination. This list will be updated by the day of the beginning of the examination period
In order for the student to participate in the examinations, he/she must have read and accepted the terms of his/her participation in the examination process. This can be done through the page https://students.duth.gr and from the menu “Service”, by going to the option “Participation in the next exam period”. In addition, he/she must have registered for the course on the e-class page
- Please write YES or NO
- Note down the evaluation methods used by the teacher, e.g.
- written assignment or/and exercises
- written or oral examination with distance learning methods, provided that the integrity and reliability of the examination are ensured.
- In the Implementation Instructions section, the teacher notes down clear instructions to the students:
- a) in case of written assignment and / or exercises: the deadline (e.g. the last week of the semester), the means of submission, the grading system, the grade percentage of the assignment in the final grade and any other necessary information.
- b) in case of oral examination with distance learning methods: the instructions for conducting the examination (e.g. in groups of X people), the way of administration of the questions to be answered, the distance learning platforms to be used, the technical means for the implementation of the examination (microphone, camera, word processor, internet connection, communication platform), the hyperlinks for the examination, the duration of the exam, the grading system, the percentage of the oral exam in the final grade, the ways in which the inviolability and reliability of the exam are ensured and any other necessary information.
- c) in case of written examination with distance learning methods: the way of administration of the questions to be answered, the way of submitting the answers, the duration of the exam, the grading system, the percentage of the written exam of the exam in the final grade, the ways in which the integrity and reliability of the exam are ensured and any other necessary information.
There should be an attached list with the Student Registration Numbers only of students eligible to participate in the examination.