933307 Crop production systems in organic agriculture

Lecture and exercise
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Zahn, Nils Holger , Gollner, Gabriele , Wohlmuth, Marie-Luise
Offered in
Wintersemester 2020/21
Languages of instruction


Investigation and development of cropping systems with balance and planning instruments:

- nutrient balances (field, farmyard, stable balance)
- nutrient planning
- organic manure planning
- humus balance

Excusions to the research station Groß Enzersdorf and to an organic farm

Previous knowledge expected

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Qualification for the system approach of organic farming land use systems:
- understanding of crop rotation interactions with soil, weeds and pests
- understanding of the soil tillage interactions with crop rotations, plant nutrition / fertilizer and nutrient / humus balances
- understanding of nutrient and carboncycles between field and stable (fodder budget)
- interpretation of development of main crops / inter crops / mxied crops in the field
- introduction to evaluation methods in the field
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.