951300 Crop production


Type
Lecture
Semester hours
2
Lecturer (assistant)
Neugschwandtner, Reinhard , Fähnrich, Bettina , Kaul, Hans-Peter
Organisation
Offered in
Sommersemester 2020
Languages of instruction
Englisch

Content

Block A: Introduction to agronomy
1. Introduction
- Definition of course contents and objectives
- Arable crops and grassland as elements of agro-ecosystems
2. Historical view
3. Effects of environmental factors on field crops
4. Germination and crop establishment
5. Growth, development and yield formation
6. Crop husbandry
7. Environmental impacts of field crops
8. Systems of crop production - conventional/integrated/ecological agriculture

Block B: Fodder crops and catch/cover crops, grain crops rich in carbohydrates
(cereals)
1. Botanical classification
2. Environmental needs
3. Definition, assessment and production of yield and quality
4. Crop husbandry

Block C: Grain crops rich in protein or oil; root and tuber crops; renewable resources
1. Botanical classification
2. Environmental needs
3. Definition, assessment and production of yield and quality
4. Crop husbandry

Previous knowledge expected

Basic knowledge in (plant) biology and physics on Matura level

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Students acquire knowledge about field crop production with emphasis on the underlying physical, chemical and biological processes, also with view to environmental claims

Students can draw conclusions on suitable crop management practices

Students acquire detailed knowledge about environmental needs, yield, product quality and crop husbandry of important arable crop species in temperate climate zones
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.