Specialized Vegetable Crop Production


COURSE OUTLINE

 

  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
STUDY LEVEL Undergraduate
COURSE CODE AGRON0003 SEMESTER 7th, 9th
COURSE TITLE SPECIALIZED VEGETABLE CROP PRODUCTION
INDEPENDENT TEACHING ACTIVITIES

 

TEACHING HOURS PER WEEK ECTS
Lectures and laboratory course 5 5
COURSE TYPE Specialization
PREREQUISITE COURSE(S):
LANGUAGE (TEACHING AND EXAMS) Greek
THE COURSE IS OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS
COURSE WEBSITE (URL) https://eclass.duth.gr/courses/OPE01233/

TEACHING OUTCOMES

Teaching outcomes
The main purpose of the course is to train students in the applied cultivation techniques of the main vegetables produced in Greece, outdoors and in the greenhouse. Moreover, students will become capable to identify the main vegetable species.
General capabilities
§  Independent work

§  Literature search, data analysis and synthesis

§  Development of inductive reasoning

 

  1. COURSE CONTENT
Applied outdoor cultivation techniques of the main vegetable species (tomato, pepper, eggplant, potato, onion, asparagus, lettuce, cabbage, broccoli, cucumber, watermelon, spinach, beans).
In each species reference is made to the following:
– classification, origin, current crop distribution, botanical characters,
– climate and soil requirements,
– soil preparation,
– propagation,
– varieties,
– crop establishment,
– cultivation treatments (fertilization, irrigation, weed control, mulching, pruning, use of plant growth regulators, frost protection etc.),
– physiological abnormalities,
– harvest,
– post-harvest treatments, and

– nutritional value of vegetables.

 

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

§  e-class

 

TEACHING ORGANIZATION Activity Semester workload

 

Lectures 39
Assignment 15
Applied exercises 26
Independent study 45
Course total

(25-hour workload per credit unit)

 

125

STUDENT ASSESSMENT

 

Presentations of assignments and written exams at the end of the semester. Exams on practical courses include identification of vegetable species.

 

  1. PROPOSED LITERATURE
·    Βιβλίο [68402220]: Η τεχνική της καλλιέργειας των κηπευτικών στα θερμοκήπια, Ολύμπιος Χρίστος Μ. Λεπτομέρειες

·    Βιβλίο [68403533]: Η Τεχνική της Καλλιέργειας των Υπαίθριων Κηπευτικών, Ολύμπιος Χρήστος Λεπτομέρειες

More literature sources will be available to the students during the semester.