952338 Quality evaluation of horticultural products

Exercise and seminar
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Keutgen, Anna , Keutgen, Norbert , Czyszczon, Estera
Offered in
Sommersemester 2022
Languages of instruction


Practical knowledge of quality assurance: requirements for raw materials as well as for horticultural products, assessment of quality depending on various factors (e.g. cultivation conditions, storage, processing). Application of standards, sensory analyses, and chemical as well as non-destructive methods for quality assessment, taking into account external and internal quality parameters. Detection and evaluation of both the value-generating parameters and the antinutritive substances.

Previous knowledge expected

Knowledge of basic rules and theories of chemically, biochemically and physically processes. Participation in LVA 952320 "Quality in Horticulture" provides a basis for this course.

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

The students can characterize the most important methods of quality assessment and apply them in a targeted manner. The selected analytics are selected with regard to the type of the ingredient and the plant matrix. They are capable of assessing, interpreting and drawing conclusions on the quality according to the requirements of the end user (consumer, industry) despite their complexity. They are familiar with the use of the most important equipment and measurement methods in the quality assessment of the horticultural products. They can properly carry out the control of the horticultural products both before the harvest and afterwards, and thus make correct decisions regarding the choice of the harvesting season and the marketing strategy.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.