957328 Oilseed crops - breeding, production, utilisation

Lecture and seminar
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Offered in
Wintersemester 2022/23
Languages of instruction


General Section:

- Oilseed crops in Austria

- Oilseed crops in Europe and world-wide

- Physiology of vegetable oils (fatty acids, biosynthesis, genetic aspects)

Special Section:

- Oilseed rape

- Sunflower

- Soybean

- Oil pumpkin

- Poppy

- Safflower

- Linseed

- New and underutilised oilseed crops (Euphorbia, Crambe, Camelina, Eruca, Madia, Milk thistle, Limnanthes, Lesquerella, Cuphea etc.)

Utilisation Section:

- Crushing of oilseeds and processing of oils and meals

- Vegetable oils in nutrition

- Non-food uses of vegetable oils


Previous knowledge expected


Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Oilseed crop production is a rapidly developing field within agronomy. In this lecture, new genetic and agronomic developments in oilseed crops as well as specific aspects of utilisation of vegetable oil will be summarised. Moreover, special topics such as crop rotation problems, new crops or genetically engineered oilseed crops will be covered in a seminar.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.