933105 Crop rotation systems and production methods in organic farming

Lecture and exercise
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Hörmann, Georg Martin , Gollner, Gabriele , Wohlmuth, Marie-Luise , Wagentristl, Helmut
Offered in
Sommersemester 2024
Languages of instruction


Selection of crops and description of crop performances; developing model crop rotations; conversion of conventional, integrated crop rotations to organic crop rotations; to understand the most important crop rotations;

- Introduction in self-(in)compatibility, precrop effects and functions of crop rotations in different cropping systems (conv.-integrated-organic), share of crop, yields, interactions of management measures
- Development of crop rotations of different farm types and climate zones
- Crop management of most important crops in organic farming
- Excercises (research farm) and final discussion

Previous knowledge expected

LVA Organic Agriculture ("Ökologische Landwirtschaft")

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Graduates of this course

- know the main crops in organic farming;
- understand essential criteria for planning crop rotations like self-(in)compatibility and pre-crop effects;
- assess the sustainability of crop rotations;
- develop independently crop rotations of organic and conventional farming.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.