952333 Organic horticulture (vegetables and ornamentals) (in Eng.)

Vorlesung und Exkursion
Vortragende/r (Mitwirkende/r)
Grausgruber, Heinrich , Vogl, Christian R. , Balas, Johannes
Angeboten im Semester
Wintersemester 2021/22
Unterrichts-/ Lehrsprachen


This course is part of the international master programs. In this course different aspects of organic horticulture (vegetable and ornamentals) will be illuminated.
Lecturers from different academic disciplines as well as guest-lecturers will present various views and aspects of organic horticulture. There will be relevant excursions for the students. The students are encouraged to investigate not only research topics of organic horticulture, but also to understand the necessity of linking scientific research with practical demands and reported problems by farmers/gardeners.
Organic horticultural Supply Chains: the topics will highlight local patterns of production, marketing and use of vegetables and ornamentals, including nutritional, cultural, economic and ecological aspects of underutilized horticultural crops.

Inhaltliche Voraussetzungen (erwartete Kenntnisse)

Basic knowledge of organic farming/horticulture is needed.


Based on this course the students will have gained a clear understanding of the special aspects and challenges in the biological production of vegetables and ornamentals. The focus is more on 'systems parameters' than on special crops - due to different regulations and requirements in global horticulture.

Students will investigate how to identify and analyse those various aspects, gather insight into the link between scientific research and practical realities of organic horticulture and to conduct scientific literature searches in an efficient way.
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