Production Systems in Agriculture

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1. Characterization of the agricultural, animal, forestry and agroforestry agroecosystems

2. Acquire competence in the most relevant farming practices, namely soil till, fertilization, seeding, plant protection and harvest practices.

3. To be able to calculate the performance of farm equipment, the power of traction ant the size of the equipment that may be engaged to it. Optimize the use of farm equipment.


1. Environmental management

2. Agricultural production systems

3. Animal production systems

4. Forestry production systems

5. Agroforestry production systems

6. Agricultural management

6.1 The use of farm equipment

6.2 Soil till and preparation

6.3 Fertilization

6.4 Seeding and planting

6.5 Crop protection

6.6 Harvest and conservation

Teaching Methodologies

Theoretical classes in all chapters
Theoretical-practical and practical classes in chapters 6.2-6.6.


Árvores e Florestas de Portugal. Liga para a proteção das florestas. Fundação Luso Americana, 2007

Briggs, D., Courtney, F., 1989. Agriculture and Environment. The physical geography of temperate agricultural systems. Longman, Scientific & Technical

Briosa, F. 1984. Glossário Ilustrado de mecanização Agrícola. Lisboa

Daniels, P.W., Helms, U.E., Baker, F.S., 1982. Princípios de Silvicultura. MacGraw Hill

Loomis, R.S., Connor, D.J., 2002. Ecologia de cultivos – Productividad y manejo en sistemas agrarios. Ediciones Mundi-Prensa

Mazoyer, M., Rondart, L., 1988. História das agriculturas do mundo. Instituto Piaget

Nair, R., 1993. An Introduction to Agroforestry. Kluwer Academic Publishers. Dordrecht

Ortiz-Cañavate, J. 1980. Las Maquinas Agricolas y su Aplicacion. Ediciones Mundi-Prensa

Steinfeld, H.,Gerber, P., Wassenaar, T., Castel, V., Rosales, M., Haan, C,, 2006. Livestock’s long shadow – environmental issues and options. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome



ECTS Credits



  • Teóricas - 30 hours
  • Teórico-Práticas - 30 hours

Evaluation Methodology

  • 1st Frequency: 45%
  • 2nd Frequency: 45%
  • Resolution of theoretical and practical problems: 10%