Course code PJH240

PJH240 Vegetables and Potato - Biology and Cultivation

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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
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
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
Preferential right:

B-PV, MSc-Plant Sciences

Course contents:

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).

Learning outcome:

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.

Learning activities:

Lectures, training courses, excursions and individual term paper.

Teaching support:
Textbooks, academic journals, scientific papers and handouts.

Recommended prerequisites:

General knowledge in plant physiology

Mandatory activity:

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.

Entrance requirements:

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.

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