88375 - Agronomy and Herbaceous Biomass

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This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Affordable and clean energy Responsible consumption and production Climate Action Life on land

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

The course is aimed to understand and apply the factors behind the quantitative and qualitative aspects of agricultural production; the defense of soil fertility and the protection and enhancement of natural resources; the design, management and evaluation of crop system and ecological and environmental recovery; the use of crop residues, the development of tools for sustainable management and evaluation of the agro-ecosystem and production chains.

Course contents

Contents of the theoretical teaching unit: main biomass and oil crops for bioenergy uses or for biorefineries, pedoclimatic needs and cultivation systems with low environmental impacts.

Skills acquired in the theoretical teaching unit: The student knows the general agronomic aspects of biomass and oil crops, the agronomic advantages of a sustainable management of feedstock production systems, and the main critical points that limit the development of innovative agricultural systems.

Contents of the practical unit: Students get familiar with the main biomass and oil species. Educational visits to the experimental farm of Cadriano.

Skills acquired in the practical unit: Knowledge about the main biomass and oil crops; learns some of the main agronomic systems to production produce feedstocks for bioenergy and bio-based products (biorefineries).


Slides provided

Teaching methods

Interactive lessons (online and in the classroom) and exercises

Assessment methods

Oral exman (15-20 min)

Office hours

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