951109 Bachelor's thesis seminar - agronomy

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Steiner, Barbara , Walzer, Andreas , Wagentristl, Helmut , Lemmens, Marc , Grausgruber, Heinrich , Moitzi, Gerhard , Bauer, Alexander , Bodner, Gernot , Bürstmayr, Hermann , Vollmann, Johann , Eitzinger, Josef , Neugschwandtner, Reinhard , Strauss, Joseph , Redl, Markus , Kaul, Hans-Peter , Steinkellner, Siegrid , Möth, Stefan , Winter, Silvia , Euteneuer, Pia
Offered in
Sommersemester 2024
Languages of instruction


In small groups, questions on the topics of plant cultivation, plant protection, plant breeding as well as agrometeorology are investigated.

The lecturers offer topics which are then worked on in small groups (literature studies, laboratory work, field surveys).

For example, factorial field trials are carried out at the Groß-Enzersdorf experimental farm, in which ongoing measurements, sampling, analyses and bonitings are carried out on agricultural crop stands. The work here includes, for example:
- Defining experimental questions
- Design of experiments
- Literature research
- Setting up and carrying out the experiment (laboratory, vessel, field)
- Evaluation of the experiment
- Statistical experimental design
- Writing the bachelor thesis

Previous knowledge expected

Basic knowledge of plant production, plant protection, plant breeding, agricultural meteorology and statistics

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

The aim of the seminar is to carry out scientific research on one´s own responsibility within a team of students under the guidance of staff of the Institute of Meteorology, the Institute of Agronomy and Plant Breeding, the Institute of Plant Protection and the Experimental Farm Groß-Enzersdorf.
The following competences are acquired by the graduates of the course:
- Formulating research questions and hypotheses and understand their significance in relation to their Bachelor thesis.
- Planning of an experiment (laboratory, vessel, field) and practical implementation and execution of this in the course of the semester
- Getting to know specific field measurement techniques for experimental questions in crop production
- Getting to know subject-specific databases for literature search and techniques for writing a scientific paper (citation rules, ...)
- Understanding the structure of a scientific paper and the importance of its different sections (such as abstract, introduction, material & methods, results and discussion).
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.