Course code PLV340

PLV340 Weed Biology and Weed-Crop Relationships

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Showing course contents for the educational year 2014 - 2015 .

Course responsible: Lars Olav Brandsæter
Teachers: Kirsten Semb Tørresen, Therese With Berge
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Department of Plant Sciences
Teaching language: EN, NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Minimal 5 students
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Spring parallel, .
Course frequency: Odd years
First time: Study year 2013-2014
Preferential right:
Course contents:
Themes about weed biology and ecology, as well as how different weed management practices reach the weeds in a species specific way will be discussed in lectures, exercises and a self study and seminars.
Learning outcome:

Knowledge: -Shall understand the biology of the different groups of weeds as well as for the most important weed species -Shall understand how different direct and preventive methods influence different weeds in a species dependent point of view. -Knowldge on weed-crop relationships, including both competition and allelopathy, and how different weed managements influence on the relationships. -Knowledge on innovative and site specific management strategies.

Skills: -Shall be able to emply the knowledge for developing new strategies in different weed-crop situations.

Competence: - Evaluate and include different weed strategies in a broader point of view, including also other aspects in the agroecology perspective.

Learning activities:
The theme will be discussed in lectures, exercises and a self study and seminars.
Teaching support:
The responsible teacher will be available for consultans
Sigurd Håkansson 2003. Weeds and weed management on arable land: An Ecological approach
A first degree (bachelor or candidate degree) in biology or closely related fields. More specific, the first degree should include PLV200 or PLV210, or other cources with similar content.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Excercises, self study and seminars
Oral exams 60 %, term paper 20% and excercises 20%.
Nominal workload:
150 hours
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:

Lectures: about 30 hours

Excercises: about 10 hours

Seminars: about 10 hours

External sensor
Examination details: One written exam: A - E / Ikke bestått