Course code PJH350

PJH350 Applied Plant Physiology in Greenhouses

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Course responsible: Sissel Torre
Teachers: Hans Ragnar Gislerød
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Biosciences
Teaching language: EN, NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Minimum 5 students
Teaching exam periods:
This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel. Given in oddyears. 
Course frequency: Odd years
First time: Study year 2013-2014
Course contents:
Topics:1.Nutrition and nutrition planning of greenhouse crops. 2.Growth and developmental physiology, focus on transpiration, photosynthesis, control of vegetative and generative growth. 3.The influence of environmental factors on quality and storability of greenhouse grown products. How to use climate factors as a tool to manipulate different quality parameters. 4.Energy consumption and greenhouse technology
Learning outcome:
The course will provide an insight into the interaction between plants and environment (abiotic and biotic) with focus on crop production in protected environment. The students will make use of knowledge in plant physiology to understand and solve biological and technological problems in greenhouse production. The course will provide a broad knowledge in how the environmental principles of light and temperature, control of air humidity and CO2, growth medium and nutrition affect growth, yield, diseases and energy consumption of greenhouse crops. The students will understand how to produce environmental friendly high quality products.
Learning activities:
Lectures, case studies, and excursions to commercial companies producing and celling greenhouse products
Scientific papers + selected chapters from 'Mineral Nutrition of higher plants' (Ed. Horts Marschner) and 'Physicochemical and environmental plant physiology' (Park S. Nobel).
PJH250, BOT130 and BOT200 or epuivalent
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Oral exam (70%), written tests (30%). Both the oral exam and written test has to be passed.
Nominal workload:
300 hours
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Type of course:
4 hr lectures every week, case studies on selected topics + 2 excursions
external sensor
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått