Weed Science


COURSE OUTLINE

 

  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
STUDY LEVEL Undergraduate
COURSE CODE AGRON0005 SEMESTER 6th
COURSE TITLE WEED SCIENCE
INDEPENDENT TEACHING ACTIVITIES

 

TEACHING HOURS PER WEEK ECTS
Lectures and laboratory course 5 5
COURSE TYPE Compulsory
PREREQUISITE COURSE(S):
LANGUAGE (TEACHING AND EXAMS) Greek
THE COURSE IS OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS Yes
COURSE WEBSITE (URL)

 

  1. TEACHING OUTCOMES
Teaching outcomes
Upon the completion of the course the students will have acquired knowledge related to biological potential of weed populations and its impact on crops, chemical and alternative control methods and fate of herbicides in plants and environment
General capabilities
§  Independent work

§  Literature search, data analysis and synthesis

§  Development of inductive reasoning

 

  1. COURSE CONTENT
Impact of weeds on crop. Weed biology and morphology. Weed dispersal and proliferation. Allelopathy. Weed crop competition. Weed dormancy. Chemical Weed Control. Herbicides classification. Properties, modes and mechanisms of action. Biological control methods. Integrated weed management

 

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

§  e-class

 

TEACHING ORGANIZATION Activity Semester workload

 

Lectures 39
Laboratory courses 26
Weed Collection 15
Independent study 45
Course total

(25-hour workload per credit unit)

 

125

STUDENT ASSESSMENT

 

Written exams at the end of the semester both on theoretical and practical courses.

 

 

  1. PROPOSED LITERATURE
§  Thomas J. Monaco, Stephen C. Weller, Floyd M. Ashton Weed Science: Principles and Practices, 4th Edition ISBN: 978-0-471-37051-2

§  R  Zimdahl   Fundamentals of Weed Science, 4th Edition ISBN: 9780123978189