LABORATORY OF ORGANIC FARMING

Gestione e Valorizzazione delle Risorse Agrarie e delle Aree Protette LABORATORY OF ORGANIC FARMING

0712200016
DIPARTIMENTO DI FARMACIA
EQF6
GESTIONE E VALORIZZAZIONE DELLE RISORSE AGRARIE E DELLE AREE PROTETTE
2022/2023

YEAR OF COURSE 3
YEAR OF DIDACTIC SYSTEM 2016
SPRING SEMESTER
CFUHOURSACTIVITY
336LAB
Objectives
THE AIM OF THE LABORATORY IS TO PROVIDE THE STUDENT WITH THE ABILITY TO APPLY CULTIVATION TECHNIQUES TO IMPROVE OR MAINTAIN ORGANIC MATTER IN SOILS AND AGRO-ECOSYSTEMS HOMEOSTASIS, FOR THE DESIGN OF ORGANIC FARMING SYSTEMS CONSIDERING THE CURRENT REGULATIONS FOR THE SECTOR.

THE MAIN CONSOLIDATED KNOWLEDGE WILL BE:
- KNOWLEDGE ABOUT THE MAIN SOURCES OF ORGANIC MATTER THAT CAN BE USED AS EXTERNAL INPUTS IN AN AGRICULTURAL SYSTEM
- KNOWLEDGE OF AGRONOMIC TECHNIQUES THAT IMPROVE SOIL ORGANIC MATTER BALANCE
- KNOWLEDGE OF THE ROLES REGULATING THE PRODUCTION AND CERTIFICATION SYSTEM IN THE ORGANIC SECTOR
- KNOWLEDGE OF THE ROLE OF MICROORGANISMS IN SOIL BALANCE

THE MAIN SKILLS WILL BE:
- TO APPLY ACQUIRED KNOWLEDGE TO DESIGN "ON FARM" COMPOSTING SYSTEMS.
- TO APPLY ACQUIRED KNOWLEDGE TO ANALYZE AND DESIGN "ORGANIC FARMING SYSTEMS"
- TO APPLY ACQUIRED KNOWLEDGE TO DEFINE CONTROL AND CERTIFICATION PROCEDURES IN AN ORGANIC OR UNDER CONVERSION FARM.
Prerequisites
ALTHOUGH THE ACHIEVEMENT OF PREVIOUS COURSES IS NOT DUE, THE STUDENT WHO WANTS TO FOLLOW THE LABORATORY OF ORGANIC CULTIVATION TECHNIQUES WITH GOOD RESULTS, SHOULD HAVE PASSED THE EXAMINATION OF CHEMICAL AND AGRICULTURAL ANALYSIS AND AGRONOMY.
Contents
THE COURSE WILL FOCUS ON THE FOLLOWING LABORATORY ACTIVITIES THAT WILL BE INTRODUCED BY REFERENCES TO THE THEORETICAL ASPECTS ACQUIRED IN PREVIOUS COURSES:
- SOIL BALANCE AND ACTIVITY OF MICRO-ORGANISMS OF AGRICULTURAL INTEREST, NITROGEN-FIXATION, BIOSTIMULANTS.
- COMPOSTING TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE RECOVERY OF AGRICULTURAL SYSTEMS.
- USE OF HERBACEOUS PLANT SPECIES (E.G. GREEN MANURING, COVER CROPS AND CROP ROTATION) IN CONSERVATIVE SYSTEMS.
- POLLINATOR INSECTS: CONSERVATION AND APPLICATION TO CROP PRODUCTIONS.
- ORGANIC LEGISLATION APPLICATION TO CONCRETE CASES.
Teaching Methods
LABORATORY OF ORGANIC CULTIVATION TECHNIQUES PROVIDES 3 ECTS (36 HOURS) OF MULTIDISCIPLINARY LABORATORY ACTIVITIES.
THE COURSE IS ORGANIZED AS FOLLOWS:
- EACH ACTIVITY WILL BE PRECEDED BY SHORT RECALL TO THEORETICAL BASIS NECESSARY TO CARRY OUT LABORATORY ACTIVITIES.
- 2 ECTS (24 HOURS)
STUDENT WILL PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICAL-DEMONSTRATIVE ACTIVITIES ON THE THEMES OF DESIGNING BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS THAT IMPROVE SOIL HOMEOSTASIS AND QUALITY;
- 1 ECTS (12 HOURS)
STUDENT WILL PARTICIPATE IN THE DESIGN AND VERIFICATION OF CONCRETE CASES APPLYING THE SECTOR REGULATIONS.
Verification of learning
LABORATORY OF ORGANIC CULTIVATION TECHNIQUES WILL BE PASSED ONLY IF THE FINAL ORAL REPORT QUALITY IS JUDGED AT LEAST SUFFICIENT.
Texts
NECESSARY BOOKS:
IL MANUALE DEL BIOLOGICO, D. CACCIONI, L. COLOMBO, EDAGRICOLE-NEW BUSINESS MEDIA, 2012

OTHER DIDACTIC MATERIALS:
DIDACTIC MATERIAL PRODUCED BY THE TEACHERS AND MADE AVAILABLE ON THE TEACHERS’ WEB PAGE.
More Information
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT
PROF. G. CELANO
gcelano@unisa.it

PROF. G. GIUTI
ggiunti@unisa.it
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