Public University of Navarre



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Bachelor's degree in Agricultural, Food and Rural Environment Engineering at the Universidad Pública de Navarra
Course code: 501404 Subject title: CROP PROTECTION AND PLANT PRODUCTION
Credits: 6 Type of subject: Mandatory Year: 2 Period: 2º S
Department: Agrarian Production
Lecturers
MIRANDA JIMENEZ, CARLOS MUÑOZ LABIANO, MARÍA DELIA (Resp)

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Module/Subject matter

Module: Commom to Agrarian Branch

Subject Matter: Fundamentals of Plant Production

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Descriptors

Agrosystems, Abiotic factors, Biotic factors 

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General proficiencies

CT1. Ability to develop activities in the field of Rural and Agrifood Engineering, assuming a social, ethical, and environmental commitment. 

CT2. Oral and written communication skills. 

CT3. Proficiency in written and oral communication skills in English

CT7. Ability to solve problems with creativity, initiative, methodology, and critical thinking. 

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Specific proficiencies

CG2. Sound knowledge of physical problems, technologies, machinery, and water and energetic systems, of the limits imposed by budget and construction regulations, of the relationships between facilities or buildings and agricultural exploitations, agri-food industries and spaces related to gardening and landscaping with their social and environmental surroundings, and of the need to relate all these with human necessities and environmental preservation.

 

CE9. Proficiency in identifiying and characterizing plant species.

 

CE10. Proficiency in knowing and implementing plant production basics and production, protection and exploitation systems.

 

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Learning outcomes

  • To identify and integrate the biotic factors that regulate and determine agricultural ecosystems.
  • To understand and integrate the abiotic factors that control and condition agricultural ecosystems

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Methodology

Methodology - Activity

No. of in-class hours

No. of distance learning hours

A-1 Lectures/participative classes 30  
A-2 Practica 20  
A-3 Debates, data sharing, group tutories   3
A-4 Assignments 7 20
A-5 Readings    25
A-6 Self-study   40
A-7 Exams, tests 3  
A-8 Individual tutoring   2
Total 60 90

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Relationship between formative activities and proficiencies

 

 

Proficiencies

Formative activities

CT1 A2, A4, A7
CT2 A4, A7
CT3 A4, A7
CT7 A2, A4, A7
CG2 A4, A7
CE9 A2, A4, A7
CE10 A2, A4, A7

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Languages

English, Spanish, Basque

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Evaluation

Activity Description Percentage weight Minimum mark for average Second-chance Type of second chance test
Practica Descriptive or experimental exercises designed to complement and extend some theoretical aspects of the subject 40% 6/10 yes Written examination
Lab- report Drafting of experimental practica following the structure of technical reports 10% 6/10 no -
Exams Tests on theoretical and practical concepts of the course 45% 4/10 yes Written examination
Participation Attendance and interaction in the participative classes 5% - no -

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Contents

- Integration and analysis of social, political and economical factors regulating plant production.

- Analysis, design and management of agricultural systems to render them more productive and sustainable.

- Identification and integration of biotic factors regulating and affecting agricultural ecosystems.

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Agenda

AGROSYSTEMS AND CROP COMMUNITIES
The agricultural systems, classifications and distribution 
Crop communities 
Rotations and alternatives
Relationship between agriculture and environment
Methodologies and techniques to analyse limitant factors
ABIOTIC FACTORS AFFECTING THE AGROSYSTEMS
Solar irradiation and its influence on crops
Wind and its influence on crops
Soil temperature and its influence on crops
Air temperature and its influence on crops
Water in the air, soil and crops
Energetic crop balance
Modelization of climatic factors in agriculture
Protection against low temperatures and frost
Protection against high temperatures and heatwaves
Protection agaist wind

BIOTIC FACTORS AFFECTING THE AGROSYSTEM
Introduction to crop protection
Characteristics of the major plant feeders: morphology, biology and ecology
Characteristics, identification, biology and genetics of plant pathogens
Characteristics, biology and ecology of weeds
Decision making in pest management
Rationale of pest control methods

Rationale of disease management methods
Rationale of weed control methods
Phytosanitary regulations

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Bibliography

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Caballero, P. y J. Murillo. 2003. Protección de cultivos. Conceptos actuales y fuentes de información. UPNA.

Campbell, G S. 1995.Introducción a la Biofísica Ambiental (Traducción, Esteban Rabie Uauy, Alejandro Valenzuela Avilés, Josep M. Villar Mir) Ed. EUB. Barcelona.

Coscollá, R. (2004) Introducción a la protección integrada. Valencia: Phytoma-España.

Elias, F. Castellví, F.(Coordinado) 2001. Agrometeorología. Ed. Mundi-Prensa. Madrid.

Fernández, R. Leiva M.J. 2003. Ecología para la Agricultura Ed. Mundi-Prensa. Madrid.

Fernández-Quintanilla, C., M. Garrido Valero, C. Zaragoza Larios. 1999. Control integrado de las malas hierbas: las buenas prácticas agrícolas. Ed. Phytoma

Jacas, J.A. y A. Urbaneja. 2008. Control biológico de plagas agrícolas. Ed. Phytoma.

Carretero, J.L. 2004. Flora arvense española. Ed. Phytoma.

Jiménez-Díaz. R.M. y E. Montesinos. 2010. Enfermedades de las plantas causadas por hongos y oomicetos. Naturaleza y Control Integrado. Ed. Phytoma.

Lampkin, N. 2001 Agricultura Ecológica (Traducción, coordinadora, Asunción Molina ; traductores, Ricardo Colmenares... et al.) Ed. Mundi-Prensa. Madrid.

Loomis, R. S. y Conor D.J. 2002. Ecología de Cultivos (Traducción, José Ramón Conde García, Inés Mínguez Tudela, Carlos Cantero Martínez; coordinación, Inés Mínguez Tudela) Ed. Mundi-Prensa. Madrid.

Oerke, E.C., Dehne, H.W., Schönbeck, F. And Weber, A. 1999. Crop Production and Crop Protection. Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 

Patología Vegetal. Tomos I y II. Sociedad Española de Fitopatología, 1996

Pedigo, L.P. and Rice, M.E. 2008. Entomology & Pest Management. Macmillan Inc. Nueva York, EEUU.

Sans, F.X. y C. Fernández-Quintanilla. 1997. Biología de las malas hierbas en España. Ed. Phytoma.

Schumann, G.L. and D´Arcy, C.J. 2006. Essential plant pathology. The Americal Phytopathological Society. St. Paul, EEUU.

Smith, I.M., Dunez, J., Lelliot, R.A., Phillips, D.H., Archer, S.A.. Manual de enfermedades de las plantas. Ed. Mundi Prensa. 1992.

Urbano, P, Moro, S. 1992. Sistemas Agrícolas con Rotaciones y Alternativas de Cultivos Ed. Mundi-Prensa. Madrid.

Urbano, P. 2001. Tratado de Fitotecnia General Ed. Mundi-Prensa. Madrid.

Urbano, P. 2002. Fitotecnia: Ingeniería de la Producción Vegetal Ed. Mundi-Prensa. Madrid.

Villalobos, F. 2002. Fitotecnia: Bases y Tecnologías de la Producción Agrícola Ed. Mundi-Prensa. Madrid.

Villarías, J.L. 2006. Atlas de Malas hierbas, 4ª ed., Mundi-Prensa

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Location

Classrooms (Aulario) and laboratory (Building Los Olivos)

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