933314 Nutrient cycles and energy fluxes in organic farming

Lecture and seminar
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Offered in
Wintersemester 2017/18
Languages of instruction


Practical implementation of the topic by literature research and writing a seminar work on selected aspects:

- Climate change and water economy of plants
- Influence of reduced soil tillage on soil life
- Soil fertility and nutrient fluxes in organic vegan farming
- Distribution of farmyard manure and the effect on nutrient cycles and crop yields in
arable farming

Previous knowledge expected

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

To know and assay the context between agriculture and material cycling (mineral and organic nutrients, water, agro-chemicals) as well as to estimate the significance of organic farming regarding material cycling.
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