951304 Crop production

Field trip
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Manschadi, Ahmad M. , Grausgruber, Heinrich , Winter, Silvia , Steinkellner, Siegrid
Offered in
Sommersemester 2024
Languages of instruction


General part:
-Aims of production concerning yield and quality of food plants and plant raw materials;
-Estimation of influences on the quality of plant products;
-Genetic potential of agricultural plants (cultivars);
-Principles of plant breeding;
-Site influendes on plant production;
-Harvested parts of the plants, their development and ripeness;
-Requirements of agricultural plant production;
-Composition and application of plants for food and raw materials;
-Classification of plant production;

Fundamentals of plant produciton:
-Influence of climatic factors on growth and development;
-Soil conditions, fertlity and yield potential;
-Principles of fertilization and agrobiology;
-Principles of plant water supply and irrigation.

Previous knowledge expected


Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Aim of course
Imparting of basic knowledge and connections in production of useful plants for regional supply of food and fodder plants and renewable raw materials (biomass). In the focus of interst is on one hand the network of biotops with soil, natural soil fertility, growing plant, loading of surface waters and atmosphere, on the other hand the useful plants in monoculture, the integrated palnt protection concerning agricultural pest control, competiton of weed, securing of yield as well as the quality of the harvested products. In the complex apporach (view) will be shown the optimizing growth of useful plants, the qualitive demands of processing harvest products as well as the variability by production engineering, regarding consequences for the ecosystem.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.