July 9-August 8, 2018
70 Academic hours - 5 Credits
- Effluents – Reclamation, irrigation and environmental implication – 3 credits
Agricultural and environmental aspects of reclaiming waste water, characteristics and use for crop irrigation: waste water sources and treatment; water quality parameters; methods of treatment; health, logistic and regulatory aspects; effect of treated waste water quality on soils and crops; technological aspects of the use of treated waste water; future directions in waste water characteristics and implications of its use and impact on agriculture and the environment.
- Effects of biotic and abiotic stresses on agricultural crops – 2 credits
Biotic and abiotic (drought, temperature, salinity, radiation) factors that stress plants in general, and vegetable and field crops in particular; approaches for mitigating adverse effects of such stresses; the genetic, physiological and biochemical processes that underlie plant response to stress factors; crop resistance to various stress factors and agronomic approaches for optimal agricultural productivity under stress conditions. Discussion of case studies concerning soil salinity, drought stress, insect damage.
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