Course code BOT201

BOT201 Physiology of Plant Production

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Course responsible: Åshild Gunilla Ergon, Morten Lillemo
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Faculty of Biosciences
Teaching language: EN, NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Teaching exam periods:
Autumn parallel
Course frequency: Every second year, even year numbers.
First time: Study year 2011-2012
Course contents:
The subject deals with how different factors affect the yield in plant production. The focus is at the crop level rather than the individual plant level. Light energy, water and nutrition. Photosynthesis, photorespiration and respiration. Growth and Development. Allocation of assimilates. Limiting factors. Product quality. Models that simulate yield development.
Learning outcome:

Can describe qualitative and quantitative relationships determining how light energy, water and nutrition can be transformed to plant products.

Can explain how this is controlled by traits and processes in plants, management and other environmental factors.

Learning activities:
The subject consists of lectures and one or two practical excercises that lasts for some weeks. Jourrnal(s) must be submitted and approved.
Teaching support:
Lectures, practical excercises and other information will be available in Canvas.
Hay and Porter 2006. The physiology of crop yield. ISBN-13: 978-14051-0859-1
Recommended prerequisites:
STAT100 Statistics
Mandatory activity:
Practical excercise. Submission of journal which must be approved.
Written exam counts 100%. The journal must be approved before the student has access to the examination
Nominal workload:

150 hours.

Lectures: 12 hours

Practical excercises: 4-8 hours with teacher

Practical work with excercises without teacher, work with journal(s), self study: 130-134 hours

Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
2 hours per week, altogether 16-20 hours.
BOT201 will be moved to the spring parallel from 2020.
An external evaluator will approve the exam questions and contribute to the appraisal of examination papers
Allowed examination aids: A1 No calculator, no other aids
Examination details: Written exam: A - E / Ikke bestått