cod. 1007705

Academic year 2019/20
2° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Arboricoltura generale e coltivazioni arboree (AGR/03)
Ambito aggregato per crediti di sede
Type of training activity
42 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Learning objectives

- Transfer general knowledge on the cultures of which the course is about,
-transfer knowledge on post harvest physiology of the cultures of which the course is about,
- transfer knowledge on the conseervation technology for the cultures of which the course is about,


Knowledge on biology and plant production

Course unit content

Firs lessons will be about general framework for the species the course is about, with some recall of agronomy and plant post-harvest and conservation.

Full programme

Course presentation. Framing of the considered plant specie sector in the general agricultural context.
Definition of aromatic plant, spices and nervine plants.
Biology, composition, utilization, cultural technique and post-harvest of the following plant categories: aromatic plants (mint, myrtle, basil, marjoram, parsley, rosemary, tyme, bay tree, oregano), plants for spices (cinnamom, cardamom, cloves, turmeric, nutmeg, pepper, pink peppercorn chili pepper, mustard, vanilla, saffron, ginger); nervine plants (cocoa, coffee, cola, mate, the).


studying notes given by the professor

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons

Assessment methods and criteria

Written exam
Test with 3 open questions.
The score per each question goes from 0 to 10. The exam is considered passed if the minimum score of 18 is riched.

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