952333 Organic horticulture (vegetables and ornamentals)

Lecture and field trip
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Offered in
Wintersemester 2019/20
Languages of instruction


This course is part of the international master programs. In this course, different aspects of organic horticulture (vegetable and ornamentals) will be illuminated.
Lecturers from different academic disciplines as well as guest-lecturers will present various views and aspects of organic horticulture. There will be relevant excursions for the students. The students are encouraged to investigate not only research topics of organic horticulture but also to understand the necessity of linking scientific research with practical demands and reported problems by farmers/gardeners.
Organic horticultural Supply Chains: the topics will highlight local patterns of production, marketing and use of vegetables and ornamentals, including nutritional, cultural, economic and ecological aspects of underutilized horticultural crops.

Previous knowledge expected

Basic knowledge of organic farming/horticulture is needed.

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Based on this course the students will have gained an understanding of the different aspects and challenges that the biological production of vegetables and ornamentals entails.

Students will investigate how to identify and analyze those various aspects, gather insight into the link between scientific research and practical realities of organic horticulture and to conduct scientific literature searches in an efficient way.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.