Course code PJH230

PJH230 Fruit and Berries

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Course responsible: Siv Fagertun Remberg
Teachers: Anita Sønsteby, Anne-Berit Wold
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Biosciences
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Teaching exam periods:
This course is offered in the autumn parallel and has teaching and evaluation in autumn parallel.
Course frequency: Odd years
First time: Study year 2015-2016
Course contents:
The course will give an overview of fruit and berry productions (species, cultivars and areas) and morphology in addition to plant growth, adaption to climate, pollination and fruit setting. Soil and nutritive requirements will be reviewed as well as cropping, crop variety and regulation and harvesting methods. General pre- and postharvest quality with different factors affecting quality, in addition to postharvest physiology (respiration, transpiration, effect of temperature, atmospheric conditions and the effect of ethylene).
Learning outcome:
The students will aquire wide knowledge on the anatomy of fruit trees and berry species, and their reaction to climate and cultural practice. Students will acquire knowledge of field, cultivars, cultivation and different field practice as well as care and maintenance of the species to ensure stable and good yield over years. Students will also acquire knowledge about product quality, from growing in the fields to post-harvest handling and storage. By a given topic, the student will use knowledge and relevant results from research on the topic, collect, assess and show to litterature on the area, in addition to use various presentation tools. 
Learning activities:
The students will attend lectures, field- and laboratory practices and field trips. During the semester, each student will present a topic related to fruit and berry production.
Teaching support:
Canvas, in addition to individual supervision for the given topic before the oral presentation.
Textbooks, academic journals, scientific papers and handouts.
Recommended prerequisites:
General knowledge in plant physiology
Mandatory activity:
Exercises (including student presentation) and excursion(s) are compulsory
Written exam
Nominal workload:
4 hours of lectures and exercises per week, plus full and half-day excursion(s)
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in science
Type of course:
300 hours
External examiner approves the exam and assess all written exams
Allowed examination aids: A1 No calculator, no other aids
Examination details: Writtem exam: A - E / Ikke bestått