Vegetable & Ornamental Crop Diseases


COURSE OUTLINE

  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
STUDY LEVEL Undergraduate
COURSE CODE AGRON0010 SEMESTER

  8th

COURSE TITLE VEGETABLES AND ORNAMETAL CROP DISEASES
INDEPENDENT TEACHING ACTIVITIES

 

TEACHING HOURS PER WEEK ECTS
Lectures and laboratory course

5 (3+2)

5

COURSE TYPE Specialization
PREREQUISITE COURSE(S):
LANGUAGE (TEACHING AND EXAMS) Greek
THE COURSE IS OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS NO
COURSE WEBSITE (URL)
  1. TEACHING OUTCOMES
Teaching outcomes
After this course the students are expected to:

  • Have developed the ability to recognize symptoms and signs of diseased vegetable and ornamental plants.
  • Be able to observe microscopic preparations and recognize the fungi causing the major diseases of vegetable and ornamental crops.
  • To understand disease cycle and the factors affecting disease development and the way to decide the appropriate control measures.
General capabilities
  • Independent work
  • Literature search, data analysis and synthesis
  • Development of inductive reasoning
  1. COURSE CONTENT
Diseases of vegetables (tomato, cucumber, brassicas, foliage and bulb vegetables, artichoke, legumes, strawberry) and ornamentals (rose, carnation, bulbs, tropical and sub-tropical plants) caused by fungi, prokaryotes, viruses and environmental factors. Symptomatology, etiology, epidemiology, diagnosis and control methods.
  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
Independent study 60
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.

 6.PROPOSED LITERATURE

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

 

Ecotoxicology


COURSE OUTLINE

 

  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
STUDY LEVEL Undergraduate
COURSE CODE AGRON0013 SEMESTER 8th
COURSE TITLE ECOTOXICOLOGY
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 No (due Covid-19)
COURSE WEBSITE (URL) https://eclass.duth.gr/courses/OPE01188/

 

  1. TEACHING OUTCOMES
Teaching outcomes
Upon the completion of the course the students will have acquired knowledge on ecotoxicity and environmental threats, methodologies to measure ecotoxicity and will be able to propose solutions on environmental issues
General capabilities
§  Independent work

§  Literature search, data analysis and synthesis

§  Development of inductive reasoning

 

  1. COURSE CONTENT
Trophic levels, Interactions with environmental contaminants. Ecotoxicology and chemical-biological analysis (Definitions). Properties of ecotoxic substances, relation to ecosystem response. Ecotoxicity parameters. Main ecotoxic substances in agriculture. Distribution of ecotoxic substances in the environment. Chemical transformation, biotransformation and degradation. Dose response curves in ecotoxicology. Organism responses (absorption of toxic substances, isolation of toxic substances, excretion of toxic substances, cancerogenicity, mutagenicity, teratogenicity. Effects on respiration, photosynthesis, nutrition, growth, reproduction. Bioaccumulation, biomagnification and bioconcentration of toxic substances. Acute and chronic effects of toxic substances. Toxicity tests in Ecotoxicology. Bioindicators and biomarkers

 

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

 

TEACHING ORGANIZATION Activity Semester workload

 

Lectures 39
Laboratory courses 26
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.

 

 

  1. PROPOSED LITERATURE
§  C.H. Walker, R.M. Sibly, S.P. Hopkin, D.B. Peakall Principles of Ecotoxicology, Fourth Edition. CRC Press, ISBN 9781439862667 – CAT# K12907.

 

 

Viticulture


COURSE OUTLINE

 

  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
STUDY LEVEL Undergraduate
COURSE CODE B0014 SEMESTER 8th
COURSE TITLE Viticulture
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/OPE01179/
             

 

  1. TEACHING OUTCOMES
Teaching outcomes
Students obtain specialized knowledge on grapevine growing, physiology and cultivation practices.
General capabilities
§  Independent work

§  Literature search, data analysis and synthesis

§  Development of inductive reasoning

 

COURSE CONTENT

The cultivation of grapevines in Greece and worldwide. Grapevine products (raisins, wine, table grapes, grape juice). Systematic aspects of grapevine. Study of the grapevine plant. Root and stems (morphology, anatomy). Grapevine pruning. Winter pruning (principles, methods, vine training and support systems, pruning systems of fruitful vineyards). Summer pruning (heading back, thinning out, defoliation, scoring, raceme thinning, plant growth regulator application). Establishing a productive vineyard and a stool bed. Cultivation practices.

 

  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

 

Written exams at the end of the semester.

 

 PROPOSED LITERATURE

§ Βιβλίο [12574910]: Νικολάου Ν., Αμπελουργία, Εκδόσεις Κορδαλή, 2011

 

Field Crops (Industrial Crops)


COURSE CONTENT

– Importance of industrial plants – classification – uses
– Cotton – propagation – botanical classification – species
– Cotton – morphophysiological characteristics – adaptability
– Cotton – cultivation practice – products
– Sugar beets – botanical classification – species
– Sugar beets – cultivation practice – products
– Tobacco – propagation – botanical classification – species
– Tobacco – cultivation practice – products
– Sunflower – morphophysiological characteristics – adaptability
– Sunflower – cultivated practice – products
– Flax- cultivation practice – products
– Industrial hemp – cultivation practice – products
– Energy plants – biofuels – trends & perspectives

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
• understand specific technical concepts related to the cultivation of industrial plants (textile, olive, confectionery)
• 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

Tasopoulou-Papakosta, D. 2008. “Industrial Plants”, SYGCHRONI PAIDEIA Publications, Thessaloniki