Agriculture and Environment


COURSE OUTLINE

 

  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
STUDY LEVEL Undergraduate
COURSE CODE AGRON1003 SEMESTER 9th
COURSE TITLE AGRICULTURE AND ENVIRONMENT
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
COURSE WEBSITE (URL) https://eclass.duth.gr/courses/OPE01187/

 

  1. TEACHING OUTCOMES
Teaching outcomes
Upon the completion of the course the students will have acquired basic knowledge on environmental problems caused by agricultural production, will understand the basic protection principles of agroecosystems and will be able to propose remediation actions of contaminated areas
General capabilities
§  Independent work

§  Literature search, data analysis and synthesis

§  Development of inductive reasoning

 

  1. COURSE CONTENT
Distribution of agricultural pollutants in the agro-ecosystems. The role of agriculture in the global warming. Fate of fertilizers and pesticides in soils and contamination of groundwater. Agro-environmental indicators. Agricultural production in polluted areas. Phytoremediation. Good agricultural practice and Environmental Protection. The effect of the principle polluter pays in agriculture. Nitrates from agricultural sources. Biotechnology and environmental degradation. Environmental benefits from agriculture. Agriculture and energy crisis-Biofuels. Agriculture and protected areas. Examples of significant environmental impacts associated with agriculture.

 

  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, literature review 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
§  Jason Clay World Agriculture and the Environment, Island press,

§  Lichtfouse, E., Navarrete, M., Debaeke, P., Véronique, S., Alberola, C. Sustainable Agriculture, Springer 2009.

 

 

Molecular Plant Breeding


Upon the completion of the course the students should have comprehend:

  • Main principles of the germplasm treatment
  • Main methods of plant transformation
  • Major applications of Genetic Engineering for biotic and abiotic stresses
  • Environmental implications of GMO

COURSE CONTENT

Principles of DNA manipulation, gene banks, methods of transformation (Agrobacterium, electroporosis, bombing procedure, chemical procedure), transformation for resistance in herbicide, biotic and abiotic stresses, environmental implications.

Pests of Fruit Trees & Vine Grapes


COURSE OUTLINE

  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
STUDY LEVEL Undergraduate
COURSE CODE AGRON0017 SEMESTER   9th
COURSE TITLE PEST OF FRUIT TREES AND VINE GRAPES
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 Yes (English)
COURSE WEBSITE (URL) https://eclass.duth.gr/courses/OPE01155/
  1. TEACHING OUTCOMES
Teaching outcomes
Upon the completion of this course the students will be able to:

  • Identify the different insect pests of selected fruit trees, olives and vine grapes.
  • Understand the main aspects of the biology, ecology and ethology of the selected pest species studied.
  • Organize a plan of integrated pest management in fruit trees orchards, olive groves and vineyards.
General capabilities
  • Independent work
  • Literature search, data analysis and synthesis
  • Development of inductive reasoning
  1. COURSE CONTENT
Morphology, biology, ecology, behaviour and management of the main insect pests of pome and stone fruit trees, olives and vine grapes.
  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.
  1. PROPOSED LITERATURE
Fryer J.C.F. 1999. NSECT PESTS OF FRUIT CROPS. Biotech Books s/Daya Publishing House.

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

 

 

Agricultural Pharmacology


COURSE OUTLINE

 

  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
STUDY LEVEL Undergraduate
COURSE CODE AGRON0016 SEMESTER 9th
COURSE TITLE AGRICULTURAL PHARMACOLOGY
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) https://eclass.duth.gr/courses/OPE01186/

 

  1. TEACHING OUTCOMES
Teaching outcomes
Upon the completion of the course the students will have acquired advanced knowledge on pesticide mode of action,  selectivity and behaviour of pesticides in plants and monitoring of pesticide residues
General capabilities
§  Independent work

§  Literature search, data analysis and synthesis

§  Development of inductive reasoning

 

  1. COURSE CONTENT
Special items per pesticide class: Chemical structure. Relation of chemical structure to selectivity and persistence. Relation to efficacy. Relation of pH and solubility to fate in the environment. Dissociation Constant (pKa) and environmental impact. Metabolism in plants: First and second phase reactions. Metabolism and selectivity. Metabolism in animals. Metabolism in soil. Modes and mechanisms of action. Pharmacokinetics. Techniques of pesticide residues analysis. European action plans and national low concerning pesticides and biocides.

 

  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
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
§  Jørgen Stenersen, Chemical Pesticides Mode of Action and Toxicology, CRC Press ISBN 9780748409105 – CAT# TF2265