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Fruit and grapevine cropping system

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Anno accademico 2011/2012

Codice dell'attività didattica
AGR0173
Docenti
Marco BOVIO (Affidamento interno)
Luciana TAVELLA (Affidamento interno)
Prof. Roberto BOTTA (Affidamento interno)
Corso di studi
[f001-c501] LM - Scienze agrarie
Anno
2° anno
Tipologia
D - A scelta dello studente
Crediti/Valenza
9
SSD dell'attività didattica
AGR/03 - arboricoltura generale e coltivazioni arboree
AGR/11 - entomologia generale e applicata
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Sommario insegnamento

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Obiettivi formativi

To provide theoretical and practical knowledge on the proper cultivation, crop protection and handling of grapevine (for winemaking) and fruit crops, with particular reference to apple chain, in Piedmont (NW Italy).

 

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Risultati dell'apprendimento attesi

The student will improve the knowledge on tree cropping systems in North-West Italy, with special attention to techniques adopted in crop production and protection and in post-harvest handling of fruit and grapevine crop.

 

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Programma

Orchard management for fruit quality

Grapevine cropping system. Grape wine production in Piedmont and Italy.

Establishing the vineyard. Training systems: traditional and new types.

Winter pruning: long pruning, mixed pruning (traditional) and short pruning (for mechanization).

Summer pruning: traditional and new practices for Piedmont viticulture.

Soil management: permanent grass cover, mulching, and chemical weed control.

 

Orchard management for fruit quality II

Apple cropping system: Apple production in Piedmont and Italy.

Soil and climatic requirements for orchard planting. Main cultivars and cultivar groups.

Fertilization and soil management. Training systems and pruning.

Management of factors affecting fruit quality. Apple quality evaluation.

Harvest and post-harvest handling.

Other crops of economic relevance in the Region.

 

Fruit and grapevine pest management

Insect and mite pest identification. Principles on identification of fruit and grapevine insect and mite pests and their antagonists. Classification of pests in relation to their feeding activity, and to damage they cause.

Sustainable pest management. Conventional pest control. Biological pest control. Integrated pest management.

Grapevine insect and mite pests. Bio-ethology, distribution, and control strategies of the main grapevine pests. Field sampling, symptom detection. Laboratory insect and mite identification.

Apple insect and mite pests. Bio-ethology, distribution, and control strategies of the main apple pests. Field sampling, symptom detection. Laboratory insect and mite identification.

 

Testi consigliati e bibliografia

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Testi base consigliati per il corso:

- Alford D.V. (2007) Pests of fruit crops: a color handbook. Academic Press, Elsevier, 461 pp.

- Coombe B.G., Dry P.R. (1988) Viticulture. Vol. 1 & 2. Australian Industrial Publishers, Adelaide, Australia.

- Ferree D.C., Warrington I. (2003) Apples: Botany, Production and Uses, CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK, 672 pp.

- Winkler A.J. et al. (1975) General Viticulture. University of California Press, Davis, CA, USA.

Inoltre per approfondimenti e integrazioni:

- Knee M. (2002) Fruit quality and its biological basis. CRC Press. USA.

- Ryugo K. (1988). Fruit culture. J. Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York.

- Westwood M.N. (1993) Temperate zone Pomology, Physiology and Culture. Timber Press, Portland, OR, USA.

Siti internet di interesse:

www.viten.net



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Note

The course is taught in English and includes three teaching units hereafter reported:

Orchard management for fruit quality

Orchard management for fruit quality II

Fruit and grapevine pest management

The evaluation will be an oral exam, associated with an oral presentation on an individual work.

 

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