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Vegetables production
Code: G000P-
Teacher:  Antonio Ferrante
Year:   
Term: 
CFU: 
CFU subdivision: Lectures: 3
Practices in classroom: 1
Basic aims:  The aim of the course is to provide information and tools regarding the cultivation of vegetables in open field. In particular, the best agricultural practice considered the eco-physiological crop responses.
Acquired skills:  Students after the course will be able to manage the cultivation in open field for enhancing resources use efficiency without compromise the yield and quality of the produce.
Course contents:  In the course will be described the farms specialized in vegetables
production in open field. Factors involved in the crop performance
and their interaction will be described from the propagation
material to the storage after harvest. Botanical characteristics,
classification, description of the nutritional needs and optimal
growing strategies will be described.
Program:  Description of a specialized farm for vegetables production in open
field. Factors involved in the crop performance and their
interaction will be described from the propagation material to the
storage after harvest. Vegetables classification, botanical
characteristics, nutritional needs, growing techniques,
nutraceutical quality at harvest and retention during storage. The
vegetable species that will be described:
Artichoke (Cynara scolymus L.)
Asparagus (Asparagus officinalis L.)
Carrots (Dacus carota L.)
Cabbage (Cavolfiore, Cavolo broccolo, ecc., Brassica oleracea)
Eggplants (Solanum melongena L.)
Garlic (Allium sativum L.)
Legumes: beans, pea, chickpea
Melon (Cucumis melo L.) and watermelon (Citrullus lanatus L.)
Onion (Allium cepa L.)
Pepper (Capsicum annuum L.)
Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.)
Rocket (Diplotaxis tenuifolia L. Eruca sativa Mill.)
Spinach (Spinacia oleracea L.)
Strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa Duch)
Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.)
Pumpkin (Cucurbita maxima L.)
Prerequisites:  Knowledge of protected cultivation as described in the course of
Vegetables and Florticulture crop system
Preparatory instructions:  Agronomy
Learning materials:  Orticoltura mediterranea, Romano Tesi – Pātron Editore
Orticoltura, Pietro Siviero e Luciano Trentini - Edagricole
Other info:  Oral
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