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Purpose and Object of the Curriculum
The content of studies of the Department of Agriculture of the University of Ioannina covers the whole spectrum of Agricultural Science with emphasis on Crop Production and Animal Production. The mission of the Department is to promote the development and transmission of knowledge in science and technology in all areas of Crop and Animal Production, through teaching and applied research and to provide its students with the necessary supplies that ensure a thorough education. -training them for their scientific and professional career and development.
Upon completion of their studies, the Graduates of the Department acquire extensive scientific and technological knowledge and skills, so that they can be employed in all areas of the Department’s field of knowledge and can design and apply modern methods in the context of rational farming. with a view to both sustainable development and environmental protection.
In particular, the new Department follows a mixed undergraduate program where the first four semesters are common to all students and include core courses and basic subjects that support the specialized provision of knowledge in the following directions of Plant and Animal Production. The curriculum of the department follows the national and international standards of the agricultural university departments regarding its structure, so that the orientation of the undergraduate education is based on the international practice of the higher academic Institutions for the teaching of its subjects and its subjects. Animal production. According to this structure of the study program, the student has in essence the first two years of his studies as a time of infrastructure and understanding of the scope of Agricultural Science, in order to decide definitively after his basic education, which direction-specialization he will choose for his professional perspective. At the same time, with the joint curriculum, he has the opportunity to attend cognitive subjects of elective courses and the other direction, expanding his scientific entity.
In detail, after completing his studies, the graduate of the Crop Production department has as objects and activities:
Knows and applies the appropriate know-how for the cultivation and production of all plant species
Applies modern technological and scientific methods in the management of cultivated plants in all sectors (fruit and vegetables, large crops, olive growing, viticulture, radioculture, ornamental and floricultural plants), as well as in controlling the quality of food produced.
Implements methods of sustainable management of agricultural ecosystems and systems of agriculture of reduced inputs.
Organizes the management of agricultural holdings at all stages: production organization, post-harvest treatment of plant products (standardization, maintenance, certification & quality control).
Recognizes and evaluates problems caused by crops and agricultural products by biotic (insects, mites, nematodes, fungi, bacteria, viruses, weeds, etc.) and abiotic factors and takes all kinds of rational measures to prevent and suppress harmful effects. in the production of plant products, with an emphasis on environmental protection.
Recognizes, evaluates and manages rational plant nutrition problems, with the aim of maximizing yields with the smallest environmental footprint.
It deals with the trade of agricultural supplies, fertilizers, plant protection products (pesticides), fertilizers, propagating material and other means (tools – machines) and forms of agricultural inputs (farm inputs).
Engages in the design, construction and management of private and public gardens, landscaping projects and landscaping projects (trees, park gardens, nurseries, shrubs, trees, green road construction, lawns and other landscaping works) as well as landscaping works of the construction of corresponding projects, either as a freelancer or as a specialized scientist in private companies.
Engages in the preparation of technical and economic studies in the field of Crop Production, independently or in collaboration with other scientists for the creation or modernization of agricultural holdings.
It deals with the collection, distribution and marketing of plant products.
It deals with the production and distribution of healthy certified propagating material.
Designs and applies modern methods of cultivating ornamental & floricultural items.
Conducts mass spraying, with environmentally friendly and consumer-friendly means, to combat phytonutrients, as well as systematic disinfestations or disinfections, carried out by the state or by organizations, cooperatives, consortia or individuals, in crop production or in storage areas. of.
Participates in research and technological activities of agricultural content.
It deals with assessments and expertise carried out on all types of damage to crop production, alterations and the suitability of plant products, intended for human or animal nutrition.
Designs and implements applied research programs related to production techniques and means, as well as the effects of the agricultural production process on the environment.
Provides agricultural and technical advice in the fields of crop production.
He works in the field of diagnostics in microbiological and biochemical laboratories and research centers as well as in quality control and plant protection centers.
Works in Organizations and Companies certification of organic products or products of integrated production management.
He works in in vitro culture laboratories and marketing these products.
Participates in the compilation of agricultural cadastral, soil, viticultural and other maps for agricultural use, with the cooperation of the relevant technicians.
Collaborates with other disciplines on sustainable management and development of agricultural production and the urban environment.
In detail, after completing his studies, the graduate of the Animal Production department has as objects and activities:
Applies modern technological and scientific methods as well as administrative practices in the management and breeding of productive animals, as well as in the control of the quality of food of animal origin.
Applies methods of hygiene of farms, processing areas and products of animal origin and assists in the level of health of breeding, as well as hospitalization.
Applies modern technological and scientific methods to improve the productivity and yields of farms, implements and manages breeding systems and genetic improvement of animals.
Implements rational nutrition methods from an economic point of view, based on the preparation of special diets for the various stages of the animal production process and controls the quality of raw materials and feed mixtures, implements special nutrition systems for the production of special characteristics food.
Addresses the environmental problems of livestock enterprises and farms, related to their installation, operation, modernization and relocation at local, regional and national level.
Participates with other scientists in education at all levels, in research, development and implementation of innovations in the field of animal production.
Prepares and supervises the implementation of agricultural studies and organizes livestock farms, as well as companies for the development of livestock, as well as processing and processing of products of animal origin.
It deals with the trade and distribution of livestock equipment, supplies, veterinary medicines, food additives and other preparations, chemical and biological products for productive and domestic animals. It is also involved in the production and distribution of breeding animals, sperm, embryos, fur and skins.
He works in the field of artificial insemination, in the private or public sector.
Implements milk production control within the framework of the Genetic Improvement and Yield management program.
He works in the field of diagnostics in microbiological and biochemical laboratories and in research centers and zoonotic surveillance and control centers.
Collaborates with other scientific disciplines on environmental sustainability, pasture management and integrated management at the level of farming with goals of green certified end products of animal origin (green label), high indicators of well-being, no use of chemical or special specifications for the production of special quality food.