951310 Physiology of crop nutrition - laboratory exercises (in Eng.)

Vortragende/r (Mitwirkende/r)
Fuchs, Wolfgang , Manschadi, Ahmad M. , Koppensteiner, Lukas
Angeboten im Semester
Wintersemester 2018/19
Unterrichts-/ Lehrsprachen


•Simple and efficient methods for seed germination
•Evaluating genotypic variation in root traits using the pouch system
•Analysing root morphological and architectural traits using digital imaging and WinRhizo software
•Hydroponic system for evaluating nutrient deficiency symptoms
•Plant tissue analysis of macro- and micronutrients using spectrophotometry & Inductively-Coupled Plasma (ICP) methods
•Carbon & Nitrogen analysis of plant tissues using the combustion method on the CN - Analyzer
•Spectral analysis of plant nutrient content


Inhaltliche Voraussetzungen (erwartete Kenntnisse)

However, having visited the lecture "Physiology of Crop Nutrition - 951333" and being familiar with the principals of plant nutrition is advantageous.


Completion of this practical course on crop nutritional physiology will make the students familiar with methodologies and techniques for investigating responses of crop plants to mineral nutrients.
Students will
•describe the suitable methods for seed germination, plant tissue nutrient analysis, and screening of root traits;
•list the steps to be taken into account when conducting hydroponic experiments;
•identify deficiency symptoms associated with individual macro- and micronutrients;
•explain the physiological mechanisms underlying crop plant responses to nutrient deficiencies;
•apply technical skills in crop nutritional physiology to identify and interpret mineral nutrient deficiencies.
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