Public University of Navarre



CastellanoEuskara | Academic year: 2017/2018 | Previous academic years:  2019/2020  |  2018/2019  |  2016/2017  |  2015/2016 
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
MURILLO MARTINEZ, JESUS MARIA MIRANDA JIMENEZ, CARLOS
MUÑOZ LABIANO, MARÍA DELIA RUIZ DE ESCUDERO FUENTEMILLA, IÑIGO (Resp)
SANTESTEBAN GARCIA, LUIS GONZAGA

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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, Agricultural Entomology, Plant Pathology, Weed Science 

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General proficiencies

  • CT7. Ability to solve problems with creativity, initiative, methodology, and critical thinking.
  • CB1: Students are able to demonstrate they have acquired knowledge and understanding in a field of study based on the basic foundations gained within their general secondary education together with the support of advanced textbooks and aspects of the latest advances in the field.
  • CB2:Students can apply their knowledge to a job or vocation in a professional manner and have the competences which are generally shown through the elaboration and defence of arguments and problem solving in their field of study.
  • CB3:Students have the ability to collect and interpret relevant data (generally within their field of study) in order to make judgments which include reflection on relevant issues of social, scientific or ethical nature.

 

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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.
  • CE10: Ability to recognize and utilize the base principles of plant production, and production, protection, and exploitation systems.

 

 

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Learning outcomes

R1. To identify and integrate the biotic factors that regulate and determine agricultural ecosystems.

R2. To understand and integrate the abiotic factors that control and condition agricultural ecosystems.

R3. To analyze and design agricultural systems in order to get more productivity and sostenibility.

R4. To identify biotic factors

RESULTADOS APRENDIZAJE ENAEE:

ENAEE-6: La capacidad de aplicar su conocimiento y comprensión al análisis de la ingeniería de productos, procesos y métodos.
ENAEE-12: Competencias técnicas y de laboratorio.

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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 Practicals 20  
A-3 Debates, data sharing, group tutories   3
A-4 Assignments 7 20
A-5 Readings    25
A-6 Self-study   34
A-7 Exams, tests 3 6
A-8 Individual tutoring   2
Total 60 90

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Relationship between formative activities and proficiencies

 

 

Proficiencies Formative activities
CT7 A2, A4, A7
CG2 A4, A7
CB1 A2, A4, A7
CB2 A2, A4, A7
CB3 A2, A4, A7

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Languages

English, Spanish, Basque

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Evaluation

 

 

Learning outcomes Type of assessment weight (%) Recoverable
 R1-R4 Tests on theoretical and practical concepts 45 yes, recovery exam
 R1-R4 Report of experimental practica following the structure of technical reports 10 no
 R1-R4 Worksheets of experimental practicals 40 yes, recovery exam
 R1-R4 Registration of attendance and interaction in class 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. Agroecology

ABIOTIC FACTORS AFFECTING THE AGROSYSTEMS

Solar irradiation and its influence on crops

Light radiation and its influence on crops. Quality of the spectrum, light intensity and day length.

Air temperature and its influence on crops. High and low temperatures. Thermoperiod.

Protection against low temperatures and frosts.

Protection against high temperatures and heatwaves

Wind and its influence on crops

Protection against wind.

Water in the air, soil and crops

Methods to assess plant water requirements.



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

Acceda a la bibliografía que su profesor ha solicitado a la Biblioteca.


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

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. 

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

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

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.

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Location

Classrooms (Aulario) and laboratory (Building Los Olivos)

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