951316 Medicinal and aromatic plants

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Novak, Johannes
Offered in
Wintersemester 2021/22
Languages of instruction


After informing on definitions, main cultivation areas and economic aspects the specific tasks of medicinal and aromatic plants (MAP) production will be discussed. Special regard will be paid to quality and quality management including the respective factors: genetics and breeding, morpho- and ontogenetic as well as environmental variability, influences by cultivation practices, harvest and post harvest technology. Guidelines for Good Agricultural Practice in MAP production and domestication of wild plants are further focal points. The most important species will be discussed in detail.


Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

MAPs (medicinal and aromatic plants) are typical specialist minor crops with increasing importance. The aim of the subject is to import knowledge on the diversity of this group of useful plants including their secondary products and their significance as renewable natural resources. Furthermore the frame conditions of MAP production should get known as also the most important species and their specific requirements.
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