Viticultural Mechanisation (2010/2011)

Course Not running, not visible

Course code
4S00150
Name of lecturer
Romano Demalde'
Coordinator
Romano Demalde'
Number of ECTS credits allocated
4
Academic sector
AGR/09 - AGRICULTURAL MACHINERY AND MECHANIZATION
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
I semestre dal Oct 4, 2010 al Jan 31, 2011.

Lesson timetable

Learning outcomes

Supply knowledge and skills related to mechanization of the most important growing operations and main elements to choose correctly and run mechanization in wine growing.

Syllabus

Unit 1 (6 hours )
Main features of specialized tractors for wine growing, microcaterpillars and polifunctional looms.

Unit 2 (12 hours)
- Settlement of vineyard, round preparation, transplanters, pole drivers and typologies of settlement materials.
- Running the ground: machinery for working interrow and underrrow, grass, fertilizers and running of tree bush pruning.
- Running of grape crop: hand and easy pruning, dry pruner, trimmers, tipping machines, linking of buds/shoots, leaf removers.
- Pesticide distributions: machines for pesticide treatments, atomizers, dusters.
- Crop: mechanic easier and grape harvester. Grape means of transport.
Unit 3 (6 hours)
Choice criteria and usage of machinery: times and capability of work, useful periods, demandable surface, operations costs. Notes on precision wine growing.
Unit 4 (12 hours)
Practical exercises and exhausting exercises on the most important topics and themes dealt in the units, audiovisual aids and projections with guided visit to farms producing machinery for vineyards and wine growing.

Assessment methods and criteria

Profit assessment will be done through oral testing.