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.

 

Economics of agro-food processing business


COURSE OUTLINE

 

  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
STUDY LEVEL Undergraduate
COURSE CODE   ECO0015 SEMESTER 8th
COURSE TITLE ECONOMICS OF AGRO-FOOD PROCESSING BUSINESS
INDEPENDENT TEACHING ACTIVITIES

 

TEACHING HOURS PER WEEK ECTS
Lectures 5 5
COURSE TYPE Specialization
PREREQUISITE COURSE(S):
LANGUAGE (TEACHING AND EXAMS) Greek
THE COURSE IS OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS No
COURSE WEBSITE (URL) https://agro.duth.gr/en/courses/economics-of-processed-agricultural-products-food/

 

  1. TEACHING OUTCOMES
Teaching outcomes
Students will be able to:

(a) Apprehend the principles and the structure of the agro-food industry.

(b) Understand the multidimensional role of processing enterprises in both national and global economy.

(c) Analyse topics related to the operation and management of agro-food processing industries.

(d) Understand the market structure and the related policies that affect agro-food processing enterprises.

General capabilities
  • Independent work (assignment)
  • Literature search, data analysis and synthesis
  • Development of inductive reasoning

 

 

  1. COURSE CONTENT
  • Concept and significance of agro-food processing.
  • Role of agro-food processing
  • Basic economic principles of processed agricultural production.
  • Cost of processed agro-food products.
  • Feasibility study in the food industry.
  • Administration, management and finance of food processing industries.
  • Economies of scale – Market structure – Competition.
  • Game theory.
  • Raw materials supply.
  • Price and distribution policy of processed products.
  • Emerging companies. Horizontal and vertical integration.
  • Life cycle of agro-food products.
  • Case studies

 

  1. TEACHING AND LEARNING ASSESSMENT METHODS
DELIVERING METHOD In classroom
IT USE
  • Power point, videos
  • e-class

 

TEACHING ORGANIZATION Activity Semester workload

 

Lectures

Laboratory courses

39

26

Written assignment – Presentation 25
Independent study 45
Course total

(25-hour workload per credit unit)

 

125

STUDENT ASSESSMENT

 

 Written exams at the end of the semester

 

 

  1. PROPOSED LITERATURE
Semos A. Processing of Agricultural Products – Economics, Organization, Food Production. Ziti Publications, 2010.

Pasture and grazing land management


  1. Course outline
SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
STUDY LEVEL Undergraduate
COURSE CODE   AGRON1020 Semester     6th, 8th
COURSE TITLE Pasture and grazing land management
INDEPENDENT TEACHING ACTIVITIES TEACHING HOURS PER WEEK ECTS
Lectures 4 5
COURSE TYPE Specialization
PREREQUISITE COURSE(S):
LANGUAGE (TEACHING AND EXAMS) Greek
THE COURSE IS OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS
COURSE WEBSITE (URL) https://agro.duth.gr/en/courses/pasture-and-grazing-land-management/

 

  1. TEACHING OUTCOMES
Teaching outcomes
Students will be able to:

 

•    identify the rangeland vegetation types.

•    estimate the carrying capacity of a rangeland.

•    recognise degraded rangelands and to design restoration activities.

•    choose and suggest the appropriate grazing system.

•    manage pastures.

 

General capabilities
  • Independent work (assignment)
  • Respecting the natural environment
  • Respecting cultural diversity

§  Development of inductive reasoning

 

  1. COURSE CONTENT
·        Terminology.

·        Pasture species.

·        Pasture development and management.

·        Classification of natural rangelands. Flora of natural rangelands.

·        Management of natural rangelands.

·        Restoration of natural rangelands.

·        Determination of forage production, grazing capacity and grazing pressure.

·        Grazing systems.

·        Environmental effects of grazing.

·        The contribution of new technologies in the management of natural rangelands and pastures.

 

 

 

 

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

§  e-class

TEACHING ORGANIZATION Activity Semester workload
Lectures 50
Laboratory courses 25
Written assignment – Presentation
Independent study 50
Course total

(25-hour workload per credit unit)

 

125

STUDENT ASSESSMENT

 

Written exams at the end of the semester

 

  1. PROPOSED LITERATURE
 

•       Nastis, A.S. and Tsiouvaras, C.N. (2009). Rangeland Management and Restoration. University Studio Press. p. 156.

•       Sarlis, G.P. (1998). Management and Restoration of Grazinglands. Part 1st. Stamouli publications. p. 344.

•       Sarlis, G.P. (1998). Management and Restoration of Grazinglands. Part 2nd. Stamouli publications. p. 202.

•       Tsiouvaras, C.N. (2011). Pastures – Forages – Rangeland management. Textbook. p. 80.

 

 

Principles and Methods of Integrated Pest Management


COURSE OUTLINE

  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
STUDY LEVEL Undergraduate
COURSE CODE AGRON0004 SEMESTER

6th and 8th

COURSE TITLE PRINCIPLES AND METHODS OF INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT
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 (in English)
COURSE WEBSITE (URL) https://eclass.duth.gr/courses/OPE01122/
  1. TEACHING OUTCOMES
Teaching outcomes
Upon the completion of the course the students will be able to:

  • Understand and apply sampling methods of insect populations.
  • Understand the characteristics, potentials and constrains of the different available tools and methods for insect pest control.
  • Understand how they can combine the different methods of insect pest control within the main frame of modern Integrated Insect Pest Management concept.
General capabilities
  • Independent work
  • Literature search, data analysis and synthesis
  • Development of inductive reasoning
  1. COURSE CONTENT
Introduction to Integrated Pest Management. Terminology: pest, economic injury level, pest control etc. Sampling methods of insect pest populations. Chemical control: use of insecticides, insecticide metabolism and excretion from insect’s body. Factors that affect the effective application of insecticides, toxicity, selectivity, insecticide resistance, synergism. The use of non-pesticide substances in chemical control of insect pests (substances that affect insect behavior e.g. pheromones). Biological control methods: Control of herbivorous insects and mites, with insectivorous insects and mites as well as with entomopathogenic bacteria, fungi, protozoa, viruses and nematodes. The use of sterile insect technique (SIT) in pest control. Plant resistance, tolerance to insect pests. Cultural and mechanical methods of insect pest control.
  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
Project assay 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
Thacker R.M. (2003). An Introduction to Arthropod Pest Control. Cambridge University Press.

 

Pesticide Application Equipment


COURSE CONTENT

– Introduction – benefits and problems of chemical plant protection
– Formulation of plant protection products – additives
– Surfactants – organosilicons – oils
– Types of plant protection products
– Labelling of plant protection products – danger symbols
– Types of pesticide spraying equipment (spreaders, dusters, air sprayers, compressed air sprayers, knapsack sprayers, mist blowers)
– Types of pesticide spray equipment (precision sprayer, controlled droplet applicator, wick weeder)
– Hydraulic sprayers – air-assisted sprayers
– Nozzles (types, parts, construction materials, operation)
– Factors affecting spraying
– Pesticide spray drit
– Personal protective equipment during spraying
– Good Agricultural Practices with emphasis on plant protection

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
• understand specific technical concepts related to the types and operation of spraying equipment
• understand safety issues in the use of plant protection products

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

Dimopoulos, B. 2010. “Plant protection products – Action method and applications in Greece”, EMVRYO Publications – STYLIANOS VASILEIADIS, Athens

Farm Management and Organization


COURSE OUTLINE

  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
STUDY LEVEL Undergraduate
COURSE CODE ECO0003 SEMESTER 6th
COURSE TITLE Farm management and Organization
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 No (in English)
COURSE WEBSITE (URL) http://www.agro.duth.gr/undergraduate/program/ECO0006.shtml

 

  1. TEACHING OUTCOMES
Teaching outcomes
After having completed this course the student is expected to be familiar and able to comprehend:

  • techniques available to monitor, analyse and improve the financial performance of a farm business at both enterprise and whole-farm levels.
  • factors which affect the efficient use of the principal fixed farm resources – land, labour, machinery and capital.
  • practise the planning of the use of these resources in the preparation of a whole farm physical and financial plan.
  • skills of acquiring and analysing farm data, determining and presenting in written form recommended courses of action.
General capabilities
  • Independent work
  • Literature search, data analysis and synthesis
  • Development of inductive reasoning
  1. COURSE CONTENT
1. Concept, definition, organization and management of farms

2. Purpose and content of the organization and management of farms,

3. Planning the organization and management of farms

4. Organizing and managing applications for farms

5. Control of the organization and management of farms

6. Decision-making,

7. Methods of planning and reorganization of holdings,

8. Agricultural product pricing (concepts, definitions)

9. Agricultural product costing methods

10. Costing techniques),

11. Applications

12. Applications

13. Applicationσ

 

  1. TEACHING AND LEARNING ASSESSMENT METHODS
DELIVERING METHOD In classroom
IT USE Powerpoint,

videos e-class

TEACHING ORGANIZATION Activity Semester workload

 

Lectures 39
Laboratory courses 15
Written assignement 15
Independent study 56
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
·       Μαρτίκα Βαρκιτζή, Το management στον αγροτικό χώρο, Εκδ. Γράφημα, Θεσσαλονίκη, 2006.

·       Παπαναγιώτου, “Οικονομική Παραγωγής γεωργικών Προϊόντων, Εκδ. Γράφημα, Θεσ/κη, 2005.

 

 

Pests of Stored Products & of Medicinal Importance


COURSE OUTLINE

  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
STUDY LEVEL Undergraduate
COURSE CODE AGRON1009 SEMESTER   6th / 8th
COURSE TITLE PEST OF STORED PRODUCTS AND OF MEDICAL IMPORTANCE
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/OPE01153/

 

  1. TEACHING OUTCOMES
Teaching outcomes
After this course the students will be able to:

1.Understand the main aspects of the biology, ecology and ethology of stored product and structural pests (insects, mites, vertebrates)

2.Oganize a plan for applying the different available methods and tools for pest control for stored product and structural pests. 3.Understand the main aspects of the biology, ecology and ethology of insect and mites species of medical importance.

4.Organize the use of available technology in pest management for insect and mites species of medical importance.

General capabilities
  • Independent work
  • Literature search, data analysis and synthesis
  • Development of inductive reasoning
  1. COURSE CONTENT
Morphology, biology, ecology and management of the main stored product pests and insects of medical importance.
  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
  • ELDRIDGE B.F. & EDMAN J.D. 2004. MEDICAL ENTOMOLOGY: A TEXTBOOK ON PUBLIC HEALTH AND VETERINARY PROBLEMS CAUSED BY ARTHROPODS. KLUWER ACADEMIC PUBL. NETHERLANDS.
  • HAGSTRUM D.W. & SUBRAMANYAM B. 2006. FUNDAMENTALS OF STORED-PRODUCT ENTOMOLOGY. AACC INTERNATIONAL. USA.
  • ROBINSON W.H. 2005. HANDBOOK OF URBAN INSECTS AND ARACHNIDS. CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS. CAMBRIDGE.
  • SUBRAMANYAM B. 1996. INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT OF INSECTS IN STORED PRODUCTS. MARCEL DEKKER. U.S.A.

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

 

Agriculture Ecosystems & Water Pollution


COURSE OUTLINE

 

  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
STUDY LEVEL Undergraduate
COURSE CODE AGRON1013 SEMESTER 6th, 8th
COURSE TITLE AGRICULTURE ECOSYSTEMS AND WATER POLLUTION
INDEPENDENT TEACHING ACTIVITIES

 

TEACHING HOURS PER WEEK ECTS
Lectures and laboratory course 4 5
COURSE TYPE Optional
PREREQUISITE COURSE(S):
LANGUAGE (TEACHING AND EXAMS) Greek
THE COURSE IS OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS No
COURSE WEBSITE (URL)

 

  1. TEACHING OUTCOMES
Teaching outcomes
Upon the completion of the course the students will have acquired knowledge on protection of water resources and basic environmental threats to surface and groundwater bodies
General capabilities
§  Independent work

§  Literature search, data analysis and synthesis

§  Development of inductive reasoning

 

  1. COURSE CONTENT
The concept of aquatic ecosystem. Legislation for the protection of aquatic ecosystems. Functions and principles. Natural and mankind changes in aquatic ecosystems. Environmental parameters in surface waters. Agropollutants in aquatic ecosystems. Sampling methods. Determination of agropollutants in surface waters. Adverse effects on aquatic organisms. Interference of agroecosystems with aquatic ecosystems.

 

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

 

TEACHING ORGANIZATION Activity Semester workload

 

Lectures 52
   Essay 28
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
§  Miklas Scholz. Wetlands for Water Pollution Control (Second Edition). Elsevier, 2015