Course code PJH240

PJH240 Vegetables and Potato - Biology and Cultivation

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Showing course contents for the educational year 2015 - 2016 .

Course responsible: Anne-Berit Wold
ECTS credits: 10
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.

Course frequency: <p>Even years</p><p><br/><br/><br/><br/></p>
First time: Study year 2015-2016
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 influencing 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 studentpresentasjoner.

Teaching support:
Textbooks, scientific papers and handouts.

Recommended prerequisites:

General knowledge in plant physiology

Mandatory activity:

Student presentations, excursions and laboratory exercises.


Written exam in the autumn parallell counts 100%

Nominal workload:
300 hours. 
Entrance requirements:

Special requirements in Science

Type of course:

4 hours a week.


An external sensor is used for the assessment of the exam.

Examination details: Writtem exam: A - E / Ikke bestått