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Additional course evaluations for BI1143

Academic year 2021/2022

Horticultural Production Systems (BI1143-40065) 2022-03-24 - 2022-06-05

Academic year 2020/2021

Horticultural Production Systems (BI1143-40049) 2021-03-24 - 2021-06-06

Academic year 2019/2020

Horticultural Production Systems (BI1143-40132) 2020-03-25 - 2020-06-07

Academic year 2018/2019

Horticultural Production Systems (BI1143-40080) 2019-03-26 - 2019-06-09

Academic year 2017/2018

Horticultural Production Systems (BI1143-40063) 2018-03-21 - 2018-06-03

Academic year 2016/2017

Horticultural Production Systems (BI1143-40052) 2017-03-22 - 2017-06-04

Academic year 2015/2016

Horticultural Production Systems (BI1143-40143) 2016-03-22 - 2016-06-05

Academic year 2014/2015

Horticultural Production Systems (BI1143-40126) 2015-03-30 - 2015-06-07

Academic year 2013/2014

Horticultural Production Systems (BI1143-40114) 2014-03-31 - 2014-06-08

Academic year 2012/2013

Horticultural Production Systems (BI1143-40115) 2013-04-02 - 2013-06-09

Academic year 2011/2012

Horticultural Production Systems (BI1143-40124) 2012-03-26 - 2012-06-01

Academic year 2010/2011

Horticultural Production Systems (BI1143-40149) 2011-03-28 - 2011-06-03

BI1143 Horticultural Production Systems, 15.0 Credits

Odlingssystem i trädgårdsföretag

Syllabus approved



Biology Horticultural science

Education cycle

Bachelor’s level


Title Credits Code
Plant protection exam 5.00 1002
Cultivation project 4.00 1003
Orientation survey 4.00 1004
Seed knowledge 2.00 1005

Advanced study in the main field

First cycle, less than 60 credits from first-cycle courses as entry requirements(G1F)

Grading scale

5:Pass with Distinction, 4:Pass with Credit, 3:Pass, U:Fail The requirements for attaining different grades are described in the course assessment criteria which are contained in a supplement to the course syllabus. Current information on assessment criteria shall be made available at the start of the course.



Prior knowledge

Courses corresponding to 30 credits in Biology and 15 credits in Business Economics


The objectives of the course are to provide a deeper understanding of how different horticultural production systems affect resource requirements and production results; and of different ways to monitor and modify such systems with regard to environmental impact and product quality.
On completion of the course students will be able to apply a holistic perspective in order to:
- plan and accomplish a cultivation in the field and in greenhouse on the basis of market requirements.
- evaluate and recommend working methods and technical systems using a specific situation
- prevent, diagnose and correct physiological disruptions in production and quality problems
- identify species of common weeds at the seedling stage
- identify important pests and plant damages and describe means of correction for some important plant damages.


The course covers systems in horticultural businesses for the production of edible products and ornamental plants.
The course is based around legislative environmental targets and society’s demands for sustainable utilisation of natural resources. The course deals with resource utilisation of e.g. energy, water, plant nutrients and substrate, and different ways to monitor and modify the systems with regard to environmental impact.
The course also covers crop protection checks such as weed recognition and diagnosis of pests and diseases in practical cultures. In addition, the course includes planning a practically viable pilot study/orientating investigation. This relates to an aspect of how the production or product quality of a horticultural culture could be improved, which provides students with training in information gathering and critical thinking.
Excursions, laboratory practicals and cultivation projects provide training in identifying, analysing and rectifying problems in cultivation. The cultivation project also provides the opportunity for practical training in production management on the basis of planning documents and for applied work on planning and organising work.

Formats and requirements for examination

The examination consists of submission and reporting of practical cases and assignments plus written and/or oral examination. To pass the course, pass grades in examination and assignments, approved participation in excursions, exercises, laboratory work and seminars is required.
  • If the student fails a test, the examiner may give the student a supplementary assignment, provided this is possible and there is reason to do so.
  • If the student has been granted special educational support because of a disability, the examiner has the right to offer the student an adapted test, or provide an alternative assessment.
  • If changes are made to this course syllabus, or if the course is closed, SLU shall decide on transitional rules for examination of students admitted under this syllabus but who have not yet passed the course.
  • For the examination of a degree project (independent project), the examiner may also allow the student to add supplemental information after the deadline. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Other information

  • The right to take part in teaching and/or supervision only applies to the course date to which the student has been admitted and registered on.
  • If there are special reasons, the student may take part in course components that require compulsory attendance at a later date. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Additional information

Together with lectures, excursions and group assignments, laboratory practicals attached to the cultivation project will be performed.
It is advisable for students to have completed the courses Horticultural Production and Crop Protection prior to this course.

Responsible department

Department of Biosystems and Technology

Further information

Determined by: Programutskott trädgård
Replaces: BI0922
There are no Grading criteria posted for this course

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: No The course is offered as a programme course: Horticultural Management - Gardening and Horticultural Production, Bachelor´s Programme Horticultural Science Programme Syllabus for Horticultural Management – Gardening and Horticultural Production (BSc) Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 38054 SEK Cycle: Bachelor’s level
Subject: Biology Horticultural science
Course code: BI1143 Application code: SLU-40144 Location: Alnarp Distance course: No Language: Swedish Responsible department: Department of Biosystems and Technology Pace: 100%