Course code PJH212

PJH212 Cropping Systems of Grain Crops and Grasslands

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Course responsible: Anne Kjersti Uhlen
Teachers: Trond Børresen
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Biosciences
Teaching language: EN, NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Teaching exam periods:
Spring parallel
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2015-2016
Course contents:
The course comprise lectures and practicals counting 10 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. The 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. In addition, plant development og these crops and their responses to edaphic and climatic factors are focused.
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, colloquie, and 1-2 excursions. 
Teaching support:
A list will be given at the start of the course.
Recommended prerequisites:
PJH102, JORD230, BOT200,  PLV200
Mandatory activity:
Excercises with reports. Participating in excursions, field demonstrations and guest lectures.
Written exam.
Nominal workload:
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Type of course:
Lectures: 45 t Excercises/lab: 12 t Excursions and field demonstrations:  16 t
External examiner shall approve the questions for the written exam and shall evaluate the answeres from all the  candidates. 
Allowed examination aids: A2 No calculator, other aids as specified
Examination details: One written exam: A - E / F