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Tree growing strategies
Code: G590U-
Teacher:  Daniele Bassi
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CFU subdivision: Lectures: 6
Basic aims:  Woody plant cultivation strategies for fruitculture, ornamental and broadleaves trees for timber and biomass, addressing the main farming tecniques, integrated and organic.
Acquired skills:  Plant growing of woody trees with skills for the cultivation under diverse horticultural strategies.
Course contents:  1-Main growing systems in fruit and grape cultivation (integrated orchard mangement; organic management, biodinamic management; 'denomination of origin' protocols. 2-Horticultural and general management aspects of the arboriculture industry: broadleaves trees cultivation for timber, biomass and bio-remediation.
3- Urban forestry principals.
4- A case study of a tree crop cultivation.
Program:  1-Main growing systems in fruit and grape cultivation (integrated orchard mangement; organic management, biodinamic management; 'denomination of origin' protocols. 2-Horticultural and general management aspects of the arboriculture industry: broadleaves trees cultivation for timber, biomass and bio-remediation.
3- Urban forestry principals.
4- A case study of a tree crop cultivation.
Prerequisites:  Morphology, physiology and horticultural aspects of woody
crops. Suggested readings:
- Sansavini S. (editor) Arboricoltura generale (Pātron, 2012).
- Tromp J., Webster A.D. e Wertheim S. J. (editors). Fundamentals of temperate zone tree fruit production. Backhuys Publisher (2005).
Preparatory instructions:  Agronomy, Botany, Genetics, Principles of woody plant cultivation.
Learning materials:  Textbook, in Italian (does not substitute the attendance to classroom):
S. Sansavini (editor). 'Nuove frontiere dell’arboricoltura italiana'. Oasi Alberto Perdisa, publisher (2007).
- Handouts.
Other info:  Oral examination on the topics delivered during the course.
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