Course code PJH240

PJH240 Vegetables and Potato

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Course responsible: Anne-Berit Wold
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Biosciences
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in the Spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in the Spring parallel.
Course frequency: Spring term, every year
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 importance of crop rotation will be discussed. Organic cultivation will be discussed. Quality properties and factors influencing quality during storage and handling are important topics, in addition to the knowledge of postharvest-physiology (respiration and transpiration,effect of temperature, atmosphere and ethylene).
Learning outcome:


• Knowledge related to the physiology of vegetables and how they respond to climatic conditions and agronomic practices

• Knowlegde on planning, planting and growing vegetables and potato 

• Knowledge on produce quality in field and how it is maintained after harvest and during postharvest handling and storage


•Be able to establish, manitain and develop a vegetable production system 

•Be able to supervise and recommend sufficient actions to commercial growers


•Be able to make use of accomplished knowledge and skills to obtain new information and knowlegde related to vegetables and potatoes  

•Be able to communicate problems regarding vegetables and potato production and discuss possible solutions with specialists in the area

Learning activities:
Lectures, training courses, excursions and student presentations
Teaching support:
Textbooks, scientific papers and handouts.
Recommended prerequisites:
General knowledge in plant physiology
Mandatory activity:
Student presentations, excursions and laboratory exercises.
Digital written homeexam in the spring parallell counts 100%
Nominal workload:
250 hours. 
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Type of course:
4 hours of lecture a week.
The course will be offered yearly for a test period. 
An external sensor is used for the assessment of the exam.
Examination details: Written home exam: Letter grades