Course code JORD231

JORD231 Fertilization Planning

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Course responsible: Tore Krogstad
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in January block. This course has teaching/evaluation in January block.
Course frequency: Odd years
First time: Study year 2010-2011
Preferential right:
Course contents:
The course includes lectures and exercises. Applying to the common agricultural crops (cereals, fodder crops, vegetables, potato) and factors that influence this are reviewed and environmental assessments related to fertilization. Fertilizer planning manually and by computer program, and models used for this are covered in theory and in practical exercises.
Learning outcome:


  • Overview of the main crop fertilization needs.
  • Be able to assess the needs for nutrition with different fertilizer and lime kind on the basis of growth, natural conditions and soil analyzes.
  • Could make fertilization plans both manually and using computer programs.
  • Understand the processes and models underlying the calculations behind fertilization plans.
Learning activities:
The course is given by lectures, exercises in manual fertilization planning and fertilization planning with the use of the computer program Skifteplan.
Teaching support:
Organized teaching (lectures and exercises) are planned mainly in the timing 9-15. Individual exercises beyond this time supported by the teacher is available for questions and guidance during normal working hours.
JORD230 Soil as plant growth medium.
Recommended prerequisites:
JORD212 Soil Analysis.
Mandatory activity:
Exercise on fertilizer planning and discussion/lectures.

Obligatory exercises and class discussion counts 50%. Term paper counts 50%. Both parts need to be passed.

Grading scale: Pass / Not pass.

Nominal workload:
Estimated workload 150 hours
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse).
Reduction of credits:
There is no overlap with other courses at NMBU.
Type of course:
Approximately 20 hours of lectures, ca. 20 h exercises, about 10 t presentations of practice work.
External sensor is used for approval of course plans. Evaluation of exercises and group reports is done by teacher.
Examination details: Term paper: Passed / Failed