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:
Spring parallel
Course frequency: Every year, in the spring parallell.
First time: 2011H
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 practical excercises throughout the semester where the students conduct their own experiment in the greenhouse with plant physiological measurements. Lab reports 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.
Lab reports (30%) and written exam (70%), A-F.
Nominal workload:

150 hours.

Lectures: 16 hours

Practical excercises: 5-10 hours with teacher

Practical work with excercises without teacher, work with journal(s), self study: 124-129 hours

Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
2 hours per week, altogether 20-24 hours.
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 / F