Course Code : ABF 413
Course Title : Sustainable Agriculture / Animal Husbandry
Weekly lecture and application hours of the course: 3-0
Course Description:This course discusses the development of sustainable agriculture, as applied to both crop and animal production. Thepresent state of conventional agriculture, and the impact of intensive agricultural production systems: an irreversible trend.
Principles of sustainable agriculture, alternative agricultural production systems (organic, integrated and precision agriculture). Soil fertility andimprovements. Principles of biological and integrated control of insects, diseases and weeds. Agro-biodiversity assessment and management.Implementing organic fruit and vegetable production. Sustainable management in post–harvest preservation methods.
Textbooks and supplementary books:
Animal Welfare in Animal Agriculture: Husbandry, Stewardship, and Sustainability in Animal Production. By Wilson G. Pond, Fuller W. Bazer, Bernard E. Rollin ISBN 9781439848425
Animal Sciences: The Biology, Care, and Production of Domestic Animals by John R Campbell, M. Douglas Kenealy, Karen L. Campbell, John Campbell,M. Kenealy, Karen Campbell ISBN: 9780073661759 / 0073661759
Class Participation 10%,
Mid-term Examination 30%,
Final Examination 50%,