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Syllabus 2018-19 - 75013002 - Organic Farming and Environmental Impact Assessment (Cultivos ecológicos y evaluación de impacto ambiental)

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DEGREE: Máster Univ. en Olivar y aceite de oliva
FACULTY: Centre for Postgraduate Studies of the University of Jaen

ACADEMIC YEAR: 2018-19
SYLLABUS
1. COURSE BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: Organic Farming and Environmental Impact Assessment
CODE: 75013002 ACADEMIC YEAR: 2018-19
LANGUAGE: English LEVEL: 2
ECTS CREDITS: 3.0 YEAR: 1 SEMESTER: SC
 
2. LECTURER BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: GARCÍA RUIZ, ROBERTO
DEPARTMENT: U102 - BIOLOGIA ANIMAL, BIOL.VEGETAL Y ECOLOGIA
FIELD OF STUDY: 220 - ECOLOGÍA
OFFICE NO.: B3 - 160 E-MAIL: rgarcia@ujaen.es P: 953212668
WEBSITE: http://www4.ujaen.es/~rgarcia/Agroeco.htm
LANGUAGE: English LEVEL: 2
 
NAME: VIÑEGLA PÉREZ, BENJAMIN
DEPARTMENT: U102 - BIOLOGIA ANIMAL, BIOL.VEGETAL Y ECOLOGIA
FIELD OF STUDY: 220 - ECOLOGÍA
OFFICE NO.: B3 - 158 E-MAIL: bvinegla@ujaen.es P: 953212791
WEBSITE: http://www10.ujaen.es/conocenos/departamentos/bioani/area-de-ecologia
LANGUAGE: English LEVEL: 2
 
3. CONTENT DESCRIPTION

TOPIC 1. GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF SUSTAINABILITY IN NATURAL AND MANAGED ECOSYSTEMS: THE OLIVE CROP.

Unit 1. From preindustrial  to conventional olive oil cultivation. Main olive oil production systems.

Unit 2. Restoring negative and positive feedbacks in the olive grove: Importance of organic matter and management of the main olive by-products.

 

TOPIC 2. MANAGEMENT PRACTICES IN ORGANIC OLIVE OIL CULTIVATION

Unit 3. The fertilization in organic olive grove.

Unit 4. The management of soil and natural plant cover in organic olive groves.

Unit 5. Prevention and control of major pests of organic olive oil cultivation.

 

TOPIC 3. NORMATIVES AND REGULATIONS. THE ACCREDITATION OF ORGANIC PRODUCTION.

 

Unit 6. Legislation, regulation, accreditation procedure and bodies and institutions related to organic farming.

 

TOPIC 4. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF PESTICIDES.

 

Unit 7. Peculiarities of the environmental impact of the application of pesticides in the cultivation of olive oil.

Unit 8. Methodologies for the assessment of the environmental impact caused by the application of pesticides in the olive grove.

Unit 9. Corrective measures and the report of integrated pest management.

4. COURSE DESCRIPTION AND TEACHING METHODOLOGY

Lectures (1.5 ECTS, 50%): Lectures with the support of TICs to transmit and highlight the fundamental concepts of each unit, and to argue the general script of the subject and the relationships between the various units and topics. Participation after questioning and debating will be encouraged. The student will be promoted to: (i) development of their own comprehensive notes for each unit, and (ii) personal study. For this, the student will be provided with teaching materials in the course, which will include teaching guidelines, audiovisual materials, notes, references and Internet addresses.

Seminars, guest lectures and tutorials in small groups (0.7 ECTS, 23%). Will be devoted to: (i) the exposure of cases by both the teacher and student groups, (ii) joint discussion and critical reading of texts, and (iii) the resolution of issues and problems. Student will be encouraged to: (i) the personal reading of texts, and (ii) the personal resolution of issues selected from their own criteria that will available to students in the virtual platform. Moreover, specialized tutorials for solving doubts, supervision of supervised work will be done, and for a qualitative assessment of the degree of student progress. Teaching will be complemented with the conferences of experts on specific topics.

Practical sessions (0.8 ECTS 26.6%) include the following types of activities: (i) a field visit, (ii) sessions in the laboratory to analyze samples, and (iii) destop practical session aimed at evaluating various indicators sustainability and/or environmental impact assessment in real cases differing in managemente (organic versus conventional olive grove managements).

Students with special educational needs should contact the Student Attention Service (Servicio de Atención y Ayudas al Estudiante) in order to receive the appropriate academic support

5. ASSESSMENT METHODOLOGY

Evaluation of the theoretical traininn g (75% of the final grade) shall be determined by the presentation (PowerPoint) of a topic directly related to the organic oliveoil farming by students (individually or in no more than 3 students group) and for a period of time ranging 15-24 minutes. Following the presentation, students will be subjected to questioning from other students and the lecturer. The degree of self-development, clarity and connection among issues will be the main criteria to qualify this test.

The evaluation of the practical sessions  (practical sessions + visit to an organic olive farming) will be made through the delivery of a small laboratory notebook containing the main issues treated in both practices and organic olive oil visit. Clarity, organization, synthesis and level of skills acquisition will be the main criteria for the evaluation of practical sessions.

6. BOOKLIST
MAIN BOOKLIST:
  • Development and optimization pf a protocol of fertilization in organic olive orchards = Desarrollo y. Edition: -. Author: Gómez Muñoz, Beatriz. Publisher: [S.l. : s.n.], 2011  (Library)
  • Desert olive oil cultivation [Recurso electrónico] : advanced biotechnologies. Edition: -. Author: Wiesman, Zeev. Publisher: New York : Elsevier, c2009.  (Library)