Course code PJH212

PJH212 Cropping Systems of Grain Crops and Grasslands

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Course responsible: Anne Kjersti Uhlen
Teachers: Åshild Gunilla Ergon, Trond Børresen, Marina Azzaroli Bleken, Tore Krogstad
ECTS credits: 15
Faculty: Department of Plant Sciences
Teaching language: EN, NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:

The couse will not be given with fewer than five students


























































Teaching exam periods:

This course starts in Spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Spring parallel, June block, .














 

































Course frequency: <p>Annually</p><p><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/></p>
First time: Study year 2010-2011
Last time: 2015V
Preferential right:

 
Course contents:

The course comprise lectures and practicals (counting 10 sp) and an assignment with oral presentation (counting 5 sp. This course includes grain crops used for food and feed, as well as forage grasses and grassland production. Main focus are on management practises and cropping systems. Main topics are tillage and plant establishment, fertilisation and fertilisation methods, winter survial and hardiness, crop rotations,mixed cropping and the use of catch crops, quality of the harvested products.

Learning outcome:

After studying this course, the students shall be able to: - Explain plant development of cereals and forage grasses, and how they respond to important edafic and climatic factors - Managment practises and cropping systems, and how this may affect plant development, yield and yield components and quality of the harvested products - Management practises and environmental conserns - Optimalisations in management practises and cropping systems to meet requirements to production methods, productivity, product quality, sustainability and environmental conserns

Learning activities:

Lectures will be given on important topics, supplemented by some lab excercises and 1-2 excursions. The students shall write an assignment of a choicen title, and present this for the class. Through this work, the students shall obtain a deeper knowledge and be more experienced in selecting literature, synthetizing knowlegde from different disciplins, and in drawing oun conclusions.



























































Teaching support:

Fronter.

























































Syllabus:

A list will be given at the start of the course.

























































Prerequisites:






Recommended prerequisites:

PJH102, JORD230, BOT200, BIO243 (BIO244, BIO245), PLV200

Mandatory activity:

Assignment and presentation. Excercises/lab. Two excursions.



















































Assessment:

Written exam counts 2/3, and the assignment and its presentation counts 1/3. Both parts must be approved to pass the exam in this course.

Nominal workload:

The course comprise lectures and practicals (counting 10 sp) and an assignment with oral presentation (counting 5 sp. This course includes grain crops used for food and feed, as well as forage grasses and grassland production. Main focus are on management practises and cropping systems, both conventional and organic. Main topics are tillage and plant establishment, fertilisation and fertilisation methods, winter survial and hardiness, crop rotations,mixed cropping and the use of catch crops, quality of the harvested products.

Entrance requirements:

Special requirements in Science

Reduction of credits:

10 credits against PJH210

Type of course:

Lectures: 50 t Excercises/lab: 6 t Excursions: 6 t Student presentations: 6 t

Examiner:

External examiner shall approve the questions for the written exam, and evaluate a selected number of the written exams. The external examiner shall evaluate the written term papers.


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