1)Knowledge and understanding: developing the knowledge about the basics of biology and agronomic practices for seed production. 2)Capacity to apply knowledge and understanding: understanding factors influencing seed production 3)To be able to analyze the following aspects: agronomic factors of seed production, certification system and the most important laws of the sector. 4)To be able to describe the themes related to the management of seed production for the most important crops. This ability will be improved through discussions in classroom, lab and during exercise activity 5) To be able to face questions speaking with an appropriate technical language.
Importance of the seed in modern agriculture. - The seed chain - Aspects of seed quality - Ecological factors and agronomic aspects of seed crops - The main crops weeds from seed. Varietal constitutions. Production of hybrid seeds by manual and chemical emasculation, male sterility and self-incompatibility - European, national and regional seed legislation. The protection of varieties. Varietal registers - Certification of seeds and field checks - Recognition of seeds of the main species of agricultural interest and weeds.
• Ciriciofolo e BenincasaSementi - Biologia, produzione e tecnologia. Edizioni Agricole di New Business Media srl, 2017 Università di Perugia. 2001 • Favero La semente. Requisiti, normativa, produzione e tecnologia. Reda, 1983 • Quagliotti Produzione delle sementi ortive. Edagricole, 1992
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