931322 Technology in organic agriculture
- Lecture and seminar
- Semester hours
- Lecturer (assistant)
- Kral, Iris , Seiringer-Gaubinger, Martin , Gronauer, Andreas , Bauer, Alexander , Britz, Roland , Barta, Norbert
- Offered in
- Wintersemester 2019/20
- Languages of instruction
The course focuses on technology particularly used in organic agriculture. Especially the following topics are covered:
• Seed treatment
• Weed management
• Plant protection
• Life-cycle assessment
The special features and differences of organic production compared with non-organic production are shown.
This course consists of two parts:
• The frist part is a lecture part in which some topics are covered in greater detail.
• The second part is a seminar. Here student groups prepare a term paper, a presentation and a handout with feasible examination questions which can be answered using the corresponding paper. Topics will be listed in BOKUlearn shortly before the first lecture.
- Previous knowledge expected
The prerequisite for participation in the course is a basic knowledge of agrophysics, fundamentals of agricultural engineering, agricultural process engineering and organic agriculture.
The ability to work scientifically is required.
- Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)
Upon positive completion of the course, students will be able to:
• Name advantages and disadvantages of technology in organic farming and discuss them critically
• Name the technical challenges in organic farming
• Identify and assess particularities in the application of agricultural engineering in organic farming
• Understand, explain and use technical terms in English
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.