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:

  1. Animal Welfare in Animal Agriculture: Husbandry, Stewardship, and Sustainability in Animal Production. By Wilson G. Pond, Fuller W. Bazer, Bernard E. Rollin ISBN 9781439848425

  2. Animal Sciences: The Biology, Care, and Production of Domestic Animals by John R CampbellM. Douglas KenealyKaren L. CampbellJohn Campbell,M. KenealyKaren Campbell ISBN: 9780073661759 / 0073661759

Course Evaluation:

  • Class Participation 10%,

  • Mid-term Examination 30%,

  • Assignments 10%,

  • Final Examination 50%,

Attendance 95%compulsory