PJH240 Vegetables and Potato - Biology and Cultivation
Showing course contents for the educational year 2014 - 2015 .
Course responsible: Anne-Berit Wold
Teachers: Magnor Kåre Hansen
ECTS credits: 15
Faculty: Department of Plant Sciences
Teaching language: NO
Limits of class size:
Minimum 5 students
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel and January block.
Course frequency: <p>Even years</p><p><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
B-PV, MSc-Plant Sciences
In the course is included: Description of the crop plants (Vegetables and potatoes).. Production of transplants and preparation of crop field. Effect of plant densities and fertilisers on crop yield and quality. The importane of crop rataion will be discused. Organic cultivation will be discussed. Quality properties and factors influencin quality durig storage and handling are important topics, in addition to the knowledge of postharvest-physiology (respiration,effect of temperature, atmosphere and etylene).
The students should understand factors that influence yield and food-quality of vegetables and potatoes. This includes climati conditions, cultivation practices, use of fertilisers and crop rotation. The stuents will gain knowledge on potato and field grown vegetables in Norway.The student should also aquire knowledge about product quality from growing in the fields to post-harvest handling and storage.
Lectures, training courses, excursions and individual term paper.
Textbooks, academic journals, scientific papers and handouts.
General knowledge in plant physiology
Term paper, excursions and laboratory exercises.
Written exam in the autumn parallell (10 credits,comprise 2/3 of the total grade), and individual term paper in January (5 credits, comprise 1/3 of the total grade). Both parts need to be passed to obtain the total grade.
Special requirements in Science
Type of course:
4 hours a week.
An external sensor is used for the assessment of the exam and term paper.
Examination details: :