Vegetable crop production


Introduction and basic principles of vegetable growing. Economic importance of vegetables. Classification and botanical characteristics. Vegetable cultivation technique: soil, fertilization, propagation, irrigation, harvesting. Cultivation technique of the main outdoor vegetables (potato, onion, asparagus, carot, celery, etc.) and the main greenhouse vegetables.

Aromatic Plants and Essential Oils


COURSE CONTENT

– Importance of aromatic plants in human nutrition
– Elements of the cultivation of aromatic plants
– Essential oils – role – chemical composition – properties
– Essential oils – degree of volatility – effects & precautions
– Oregano – species – cultivation practice – products
– Lavender – species – cultivation practice – products
– Basil – species – cultivation practice – products
– Hops, mountain tea – cultivation practice – products
– Hyssop, anise – cultivation practice – products
– Turmeric, rosemary – cultivation practice – products
– Sage, thyme – cultivation practice – products
– Mint, capers – cultivation practice – products
– Prospects for the cultivation of aromatic plants

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
• understand special technical concepts related to the cultivation of aromatic plants
• understand specific problems that arise during the growth and development of the above plants and their solution with the best techniques

TEACHING AND LEARNING EVALUATION METHODS

Use of information technology (power point, video)

The evaluation of the students is done with written exams in the theory of the course at the end of the semester.

RECOMMENDED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Dordas, C. 2012. “Aromatic and Medicinal Plants”, SYGCHRONI PAIDEIA Publications, Thessaloniki

Molecular Plant – Microbe Interactions


  1. GENERAL
FACULTY AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES & FORESTRY
DEPT. AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
    LEVEL OF STUDIES Undergraduate
                   COURSE CODE AGRON1022                       SEMESTER 6th/8th
                COURSE TITLE Molecular Plant Microbe Interactions
INDIVINDUAL TEACHING ACTIVITIES WEEKLY TEACHING HOURS ECTS
Lectures and Exercises 5 5
COURSE TYPE: Specialization Optional
                 PRECONDITION LESSONS: None
                            TUTORIAL LANGUAGE: Greek
LESSON OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS Yes
URL

 

  1. LEARNING RESULTS
Learning Results
The main goal of the course is to provide an overview of the biology of host-microbe interactions at the molecular level.

 

General skills
By the end of the course the students are expected to know the plant disease resistance mechanisms as well as the respective invasion mechanisms used by pathogens at genetic and molecular levels. In addition, they should be able to follow any research development in those fields and comprehend the methods employed in plant breeding cultivars resistant to pathogens via the exploitation of molecules based on the study of plant-microbe interactions.to provide the students with a concise review of the molecular biology of plants and microorganisms like fungi, bacteria and viruses.

 

 

  1. COURSE CONTENT
Introduction– The concept of plant disease: parasitism and symbiosis, Mechanisms of constitutive and induced plant resistance towards microbes, Molecular plant microbe interactions.

Mechanisms of plant resistance– The molecular basis of plant reaction towards invasion by microbes, Detection of plant disease resistance genes, Genetics of plant disease resistance

Recognition process and signaling in host-pathogen systems – Model systems for studying molecular plant-pathogen interactions

Local and systemic plant disease resistance – Plant mechanisms involved in resistance/ susceptibility to pathogens, Molecular mechanisms of systemic acquired resistance (salicylic acid, jasmonic acid and ethylene as plant disease resistance inducers)

Plant – virus interactions – Viral virulence factors, proteins and microRNAs involved in plant viral infections

Mechanisms involved in plant bacterial diseases – Bacterial virulence factors involved in plant bacterial diseases, Mechanisms involved in pathogenesis by plant bacteria, Bacterial effectors and secretion mechanisms, Genetics of host specificity

Infection mechanisms in plant – fungi pathosystems – Molecular signal transduction in plant – pathogenic fungi interactions, Genetic analysis of the interactions in the pathosystem between the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana and the oomycete Hyaloperonospora parasitica

Molecular signal transduction in the interaction between plants and symbiotic microbes – Symbiosis vs defense: two sides of the same coin, Interactions in the symbiosis between legumes and nitrogen fixing bacteria, Interactions between plants and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, The use of beneficial microbes in agriculture

 

 

  1. INFORMATIVE AND LEARNING EVALUATION METHODS
WAY OF TEACHING In classroom presentations and theoretical exercises
USE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES ICT use (power point)
TEACHING ORGANIZATION Activity Amount of activity in Semester
Lectures 39
Exercises 26
Team exercises 35
Individual research 25
Total

(25 hours per credit unit)

 

125

STUDENT EVALUATION

 

Final written exams and optional project at the end of the semester

 

  1. RECOMMENDED BIBLIOGRAPHY
1 Agrios G., «Phytopathology»

2. Watson James, κ.α., «Recombinant DNA»

 

 

 

 

Beekeeping


COURSE OUTLINE

  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
STUDY LEVEL Undergraduate
COURSE CODE AGRON1018 SEMESTER   6th / 8th
COURSE TITLE BEEKEEPING
INDEPENDENT TEACHING ACTIVITIES TEACHING HOURS PER WEEK ECTS
Lectures and laboratory course 5 (3+2) 5
COURSE TYPE Core
PREREQUISITE COURSE(S):
LANGUAGE (TEACHING AND EXAMS) Greek
THE COURSE IS OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS NO
COURSE WEBSITE (URL) https://eclass.duth.gr/courses/OPE01211/
  1. TEACHING OUTCOMES
Teaching outcomes
Upon the completion of the course the students will be able to:

  • Understand the basic principles of the biology, ecology and ethology of honey bees.
  • Understand and present the basic beekeeping operations
General capabilities
  •  Independent work
  •  Literature search, data analysis and synthesis
  •  Development of inductive reasoning
  1. COURSE CONTENT
Biology, ecology, morphology, anatomy and systematics of honey bees. Beekeeping Equipment. Honey and Honey Plants. Bee products. Honey Bee pests and diseases (description and control options)
  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
Written essay 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.

 PROPOSED LITERATURE

M. Begon, R.W. Howarth & C.R. Townsend 2014. Essentials of Ecology, 4th edition (2014), Wiley.

Supplementary literature sources will be available during the course through e-class.